Can You Live without a Liver?
My uncle is a huge straight whiskey drinker and he lost his liver to him, how long he has to live without him?
His uncle is probably in hepatic impairment. I believe that is what you mean by losing your liver to him. Only the doctor can truly say how very advanced liver disease is really is. Generally, when making a liver biopsy.
Our body is composed of living cells. The liver is also composed of cells that make the functions (work) that the liver does as a whole, to keep the body well. If liver cells damaged by alcohol, these cells cannot perform these functions as well. If the beginning is just where they damaged cells and he stopped drinking … then there would be a chance that the problem could be reversed because it would heal the liver. However, if he continues to drink … can lead to the liver cell where the die and then the functions they would have done, start to deteriorate (ie, hepatic failure). As more and more liver cells die off, the farther he advanced on this disease to achieve total liver failure … the liver in case of death within the life of the patient. Then,
Only your doctor can tell by the blood tests, a biopsy of the liver, etc. if it has much longer to live or not. They are the ones who can give the patient and their families a guess.