Thanks for the quick reply, Dr.David. So if I understand the tone and context of your reply, essentially you're stating that the amount of alcohol I am currently consuming is in all likelihood damaging my health, although the effects may have been, or may even currently be, at a subclinical level. However, it also appears that you believe that if I continue this pattern, that I likely would soon develop and present with clinical symptoms/evidence of a fatty or partially cirrhotic liver.
If so, rather than move forward with testing, it sounds like it would be best if I just immediately reduced my ETOH consumption. If the liver is just fatty, it can recover, If it's already cirrhotic, I still may be OK if I curtail the drinking damage immediately, as it's my understanding that the liver can function fairly well even if minimally cirrhotic, although that probably somewhat increases the possibility of eventual liver cancer.
Am I correct in my understanding?