What can people do to help prevent cirrhosis of the liver?

Posted by William H. Sherman on May 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Question:  I wanted to thank your firm, the Sherman Law Group, for getting such a great deal for my DUI charge in Gwinnett County. You guys are good! Everyone in my family was very happy.

I have had several DUI charges and my doctor told me that I had some liver damage from drinking so much. I started drinking at about 12 years old and I kept drinking through middle school and high school and then in the military, where I served in Iraq, Afghanistan and in Japan. I was drinking liquor, beer and sake in Japan.

I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and that shortened my military career, and I'm worried about my health.

I want to prevent other people from getting liver disease and I wanted to write to ask about your thoughts on that. Some words might help people who either drink too much or are alcoholics. A lot of these people really need to prevent themselves from getting sick from drinking too much booze. As DUI lawyers you probably are familiar with some ways to help stop alcohol-related illnesses.

K.O. in Lawrenceville, GA

Answer:  It's always nice to hear from former clients!

Drinking coffee, for instance, has been shown to help protect the liver from cirrhosis. In some long-term scientific studies, increased coffee consumption was tied to lessening the risk of cirrhosis. In fact, the more coffee consumed, the less the risk of cirrhosis. With two cups, the risk dropped by 43 percent, while it declined 57 percent for three cups and 65 percent with four cups.

Researchers can't pinpoint exactly why this is. Coffee contains hundreds of chemical compounds and they have not, as yet, been able to specify which compounds are the most beneficial to fight the effects of alcohol. Of course, coffee can only do so much in preventing the effects of excessive alcohol consumption.

About Us

Need a Gwinnett DUI lawyer? You need an attorney with experience, the right connections and knowledge of the law. Just call us at 678-215-4106.   

When you need a defense team, attorneys William H. Sherman and Valerie W. Sherman should be your first choice!

We've served as a Magistrate Judge, an Assistant Attorney General and as an Assistant County Attorney.

About the Author

William H. Sherman

With a professional background that includes serving as a Senior Assistant County Attorney and as an Assistant Attorney General, attorney William H. Sherman has great experience, a broad range of legal knowledge and a proven record of success.  Each of Mr. Sherman's clients gets the full benefit of his experience.  Because attorney Sherman has worked for governmental organizations, large corporations and clerked for a judge, he has handled a wide variety of cases from negotiation and trial to successful appeal. Mr. Sherman is very proud of his reputation as a problem-solver who is always available to his clients.  Active in the community, Mr. Sherman and his wife, attorney Valerie Sherman, support many community organizations, sports teams and charities.  Call him now and let his experience work for you.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

What our clients say...

“I just wanted to write to say that I feel so lucky to have chosen the Sherman Law Group as my attorneys. I was going through such a very difficult legal situation. It was emotionally charged and draining. But Valerie Sherman and Bill Sherman were so supportive, hardworking and helpful. I loved that the firm was always updating me and letting me know what was going on in my case. You always returned my calls and emails. Thank you all for making it work out great for me.”

What our clients say...

“I wanted to thank you for giving me back my life after many awful months. My family and I want to thank you very much for representing my case. We are so grateful to have such wonderful attorneys like you. I know I can rely on you. We will always recommend you to those who are in need of the services of a law firm. We were so happy and excited this morning as we heard the announcement by the Judge. You are such wonderful people at The Sherman Law Group.”