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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes, it can: Smoking increases the damage caused by injurious agents in liver disease. Several studies have shown association of increased liver damage with smoki ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
It depends: Most cirrhosis begins and progresses without any apparent signs or symptoms. If you are having pain in the area of your liver, it might be because ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get the facts: Are you anemic or not? If you are, what is the cause? If you have chronic blood loss from upper GI bleeding, it is probably appropriate to supplement ... Read More
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Proper food: Vitamins, see dietician - no alcohol!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee pain: This does not have to be related- is he overweight? Could be osteoarthritis. An exam and X-rays can help sort this out.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No home remedies: There are no effective home remedies for strep throat infection. Please consult your doctor for proper antibiotic treatment.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not likely: In pharmacologic doses your liver should be able to handle it. It is extremely rare to develop liver toxicity at the usually prescribed doses of Adder ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver damage: It means the liver is completely scarred. There are many causes of cirrhosis, and it is irreversible.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Longstanding sicknss: Cirrhosis comes on slowly, almost always over years, in the setting of ongoing liver disease. Only one heavy drinker in 3 actually gets true cirrhosis ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Most common alcohol: Most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol. Other causes included virsus such as hepatitis. There is also non alcoholic casuse aka nash. Other cause ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
9 years experience Hepatology
Need more info: Cirrhosis can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding ... Read More
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