Take a break from the booze
You knew this was coming. Frequent alcohol consumption does the most damage to your liver. And it doesn't even have to be a 10-drinks-a-night situation; even if you only drink once a week, but binge drink (categorized as more than four drinks in one sitting), that could lead to cirrhosis. That may sound terrifying, but it shouldn't be a problem if it's not a regular habit.
"The liver has a remarkable capacity to regenerate," Dr. Olsen says. "If you allow your body a break between insults to the liver, meaning not drinking all the time or limiting the amount you drink, you will recover up to a certain point."
If the liver is really scarred, however, it loses the ability to regenerate. The only way to reverse damage from alcohol-induced scarring is to completely abstain from alcohol. If that plan of attack just isn't in the cards for you, it's best to not get your liver to that point in the first place.