“Our hospital beds are occupied with up to 2,000 patients with illnesses related to excess alcohol and in the region of three people per day die in Ireland for the same reason.”
“Liver disease has approximately doubled in Ireland in the last 20 years for both men and women. We’re seeing people in their early 30s dying from liver failure. Before it was 40s and 50s mainly.”
Gastroenterologist specialising in liver disease tells Pioneer conference that cases of cirrhosis of the liver have spiralled in comparison to most other diseases.