KMBC: Kansas City surgeon says he's seeing more people with acute liver disease in pandemic

April 28, 2021

COVID-19 has affected so many things in our lives and some people are coping with the changes in unhealthy ways. Dr. Lee Cummings, a transplant surgeon with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, he's seeing twice as many cases of acute liver disease linked to stress, drinking and the pandemic.

A recent study about stress in America finds one in four adults is drinking more as a way to cope during the pandemic. The biggest increase is in binge drinking. And that can lead to liver disease in a matter of weeks or months. 

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