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Medicine For Liver Injury
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Vitamin A: So don't eat that polar bear liver raw (it contains mega-doses of vitamin a)! vitamin a doses greater than 100, 000 iu / day are well known to cause liver damage, and even 25, 000 iu at a time can be dangerous. Beyond that iron can damage the diseased liver (hap c, cirrhosis), and herbal supplements can sometimes contain liver toxins. And you thought valerian was good for you! ...Read more
I have drug induced liver injury. I am having pain in liver area and today I have white stool. Serious?
Could be: You need to get bloodwork and perhaps even a liver biopsy if this persists. ...Read more
Liver injury: There are different forms of damage/ injury to liver such as contusions or lacerations. ...Read more
Leukopenia: Reduced wbcs are termed "leukopenia" and can occur during any organ injury. For the liver, this can occur during a more chronic phase that results in cirrhosis of the liver. At that point we see the effects of cirrhosis on other organs, specifically the spleen. The spleen enlarges (splenomegaly) and sequesters white blood cells (wbcs) as well as rbcs and platelets. This results in pancytopenia. ...Read more
You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases, like SGPT (alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It is impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so, what tests have been done & what has been ruled out? ...Read more
Very unlikely: Generally, for men more than three drinks (in gram more than 30 gm) and female more than two drink (in gram more than 20 gram) can result in cirrhosis in the long term. However, genetic structure and immune status of a person can also play a role. Some may develop early, in some other people it may take longer time. ...Read more
Liver injury can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, which in the end cancause cirrhosis of liver and ultimately liver failure or bleeding varicose veins in esophagus. But any liver disease caused bu infection like hepatitis a, b orc, or any other toxin which causes liver toxicity can result in liver failure.
But alcoholism is the commonest all over the world. ...Read more
Maybe: I'm answering this 12 days after you asked it...If there were a significant liver injury, it would have become apparent by now (increasing pain, blood loss). Most liver injuries sustained from falls do not require any specific intervention other than pain control; it's important to look for other injuries. When in doubt, go to the emergency department for evaluation. ...Read more
I had a liver injury (with a small laceration) from a motor vehicle accident back in 2002, which was surgically repaired. Does it affect my future?
Probably not: If you don't have any symptoms now, chances are you'll be fine well into the future. ...Read more
Took slimquick biopure green tea extract 150mg BID w/ food 5 days, have mild pain under rt rib on & off-no other symptoms, could it be liver injury?
Supplements & liver: Go too drug. Com and read list of side effect at the dose you are taking and see what they say. Not likely. More likely a gallbladder problem in a female of your age. ...Read more
Vitamin overdose: Vitamin a toxicity develops after 2 years of 50, 000 iu daily with liver enlargement, ascites, portal hypertension, cirrhosis. Sustained release Niacin can cause liver failure after 1-4 weeks of 3 grams/day, & lesser doses can result in GI upset & worsen asthma. Vitamin e given to premature infants can cause liver enlargement & jaundice. K when given to pregnant women can cause jaundice in newborns. ...Read more
Is it possible that consensual agressive sex could cause an injury to the liver resulting in fibrosis?
Read somewhere liver is only organ in the abd area that can repair itself. Then an abdominal injury could dmge other organs 4 life. That's disastrous.
Somewhat true: The statement that the liver is the only organ that can repair itself is somewhat misleading. All organs will heal and scar. The gut is replacing it's lining every day. It is rare that one gets an abdominal injury severe enough to take out an entire solitary organ (pancreas, stomach) and survive. Of course it is possible to lose a kidney since that is a paired not a solitary organ. ...Read more
I have been taking 2500mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, every day since an injury (9days) how long can I do this? Will my liver be ok?
I'm writing fictional book re: (stage 3?) liver trauma from 35 mph motorcycle handlebar injury - how is this treated & how long is stay in hospital?
This forum: Is intended to help patients with real problems. Your question is not appropriate here. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed in 2008. I'm having sharp severe pain under my right rib cage. I'm taking hydrocodone for knee injury. Could it be my liver?
Could be anything: These symptoms can be due to many different possible causes. Only way to know is to see your doctor, get examined and tested and treated if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
With an extremity injury, which causes less stress on the liver: drink 2 glasses of wine, or take the Vicodin my MD prescribed me? Obviously not both.
It depends: That is a difficult question to answer since there are a number of variables which need to be taken into account. Factors which effect the liver's ability to metabolize acetaminophen or wine include your baseline hepatic function, other medications that you are taking, how much wine/alcohol you drink and for how long, and how much Vicodin or other acetaminophen containing drugs you are taking. ...Read more
I was prescribed Apo-Amoxicillin Clav, a month ago for sinus infection: I now have all the symptoms of a liver injury: 50 normal-mine is 450? (Enzymes-liver) What's going on, am I in serious shape? And could a coffee with cream before blood work affect lev
Liver injury: It's difficult today you have a liver injury. There are many insults that can cause liver enzymes to go high temporarily, like an infection or even some medications. But after a few days, they should fall back down to normal. One isolated value isn't as concerning as a more longstanding trend. It's unlikely your coffee caused increased liver enzymes (unless it was more Bailey's than coffee.) ...Read more
Need help understanding CT of abdomen... Liver: portal vein is patent, retroaortic left renal vein, a normal variant. Can it be caused from injuries?
Vascular: This is a normal finding. Most left renal veins cross anterior to the aorta. A retrospective vein means it crosses behind the aorta to drain into the inferior vena cava. It is of no clinical significance to you unless you have certain surgeries in the future. ...Read more
Clean of what?: A healthy and varied diet consisting of fruit and vegetables is all that is needed to naturally "clear" the liver. Avoiding excess of certain medications and drugs, not smoking and avoiding excess alcohol intake are also important. The liver knows how to clean itself as long as we're good to out bodies. ...Read more
In the vast majority: Of cases, this is a benign condition. A small percentage go on to get Cirrhosis. The cure is weight loss. ...Read more
No "best medicine": There is no "best medicine" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more