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  1. Can anyone offer some clarifications on alcoholics suffering from impotence and eyrthemia of the palms? I'm looking at the how and why here. I know that it's all connected, but I'm interested in the physical relations. I'm sure it's not too complicated- but I'm just too tired today to figure it out myself! Can anyone help?
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  3. by   P_RN
    Good old google sent me to the Merck Manual.

    Liver disease http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/se...pter38/38g.htm
  4. by   jenac
    Thank you P_RN. I figured it was in relation to the liver, but couldn't quite get the connections. I never thought of Google. Well- here's the million doller question: once these symptoms begin to appear- would it be safe to assume that there is definate damage to the liver? And at what point would this damage become irreversable? (Assuming that the drinking habits don't change)
  5. by   P_RN
    Don't know the answer to that one. Check out more Google stuff.

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