The liver is estimated to perform 500+ vital functions in the body. If your doctor suspects you may be having a problem with your liver, they may refer you to a specialist called a hepatologist. Professor Kevin Moore explains what a liver specialist does, & the kinds of patient he is able to see.
The risks of excessive drinking are numerous and include liver disease. In general, it is only people who drink heavily for many years who develop alcohol-related liver disease but everyone is different. Thankfully the liver has a tremendous ability to recover.