Health Watch - Prevention: Liver Damage
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Acetaminophen poisoning — whether one major overdose or too much over a long period of time — is a major cause of liver damage. Dr. William Lee, an expert on liver diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says it’s easy to overdose on acetaminophen because it’s in so many over-the-counter medications, from painkillers to multi-symptom cold remedies. Most adults should take no more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen a day — less if you drink alcohol — so if you’re taking multiple medications, read the labels to make sure it doesn’t add up to too much.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/digestive to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in digestive.
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