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can green tea cause liver damage

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An Over-dose could.: Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhe ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Green tea helps HepB: I don't know where you learned green tea damages the liver, as green tea is proven to protect the liver from toxins, support detox, may protect agains ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Toxic: Tea comes from the tea plant (camellia sinensis). Herbal teas come from other plants. Some may contain toxins that can affect the liver cells themsel ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Tea not the answer!: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, th ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Smoking: Doesn't matter what you are smoking. Our lungs were not designed to breath in hot smoke. It all is damaging to the lungs. Ask any severe asthmatic w ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have not seen : Any reports or studies linking green tea to acne.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
QUESTIONABLE: I wouldn't bank on it. The following article : http://www.Themedguru.Com/20130326/feature/black-tea-good-diabetes-86147778.Html states “ black tea ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Of course not. Make a mental note that whoever told you this is someone who's probably not a good source of reliable information otherwise. I'm sorr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Alcoholic hepatitis is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) due to excessive intake of alcohol. It is usually found in association with fatty liver, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Eight plus: Most Acetaminophen pills are 500 mg. The generally accepted rule of thumb is that more than 4 grams (4000 mg) is likely to injure the liver. Thus a p ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quite possibly: Tannins, caffeine or chlorogenic acid in green tea could cause diarrhea.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Many causes.: there are entire text books written on possible causes of liver damage. The most common causes in the United States are alcohol, viruses, medications, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It shouldnt: Rooibos tea is actually even used by some as a very weak muscle relaxant. However, that being said, if you do notice pain in muscles after every time ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
The damage takes: Place over time. You slowly cause irritation and damage to the liver. Depending on how much you drink and how many years, your weight and your own sen ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Seems to reduce risk: More research is needed but there is good reason to believe that consuming green tea reduces risk of kidney stones- see http://www.Webmd.Com/kidney-st ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease , Wilson di ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tea: If you consume lots of green or black tea, palpitations can result.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Discuss w/ your Dr: There are many different medications for depression and that dose may be low for one and high for another. I know that ALL can harm livers and 5% of l ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Green tea: High levels of antioxidant, but has a good amount of caffeine so it can be stimulating.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Causes of liver : Disease. I googled this for ypu since no one was responding http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=110443;page=3.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience Pathology
Hypermotility: The only explanation I have is you had some stomach and proximal duodenum indigestion, possibly caused by too much wine, that led to tainting of your ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. http://www.ncb ... Read More

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