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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Q is do they work?: Coffee may have some good effects on liver function. Milk thistle is commonly taken , and recommended; source of chemical-silymarin. In studies, IV ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not known: There are definitely herbal medicines which may produce chronic liver disease and a variety of other problems. Otc substances are not controlled by t ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
38 years experience General Surgery
Live a clean life: You can avoid chronic liver disease by not drinking alcohol in excess and by avoidance of hepatitis b and c by getting tested and vaccinated. This wil ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bucek
28 years experience Family Medicine
Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hep ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
What it says: This is illness which affects the liver over a prolonged time period either because it has not been treated or is not treatable. Frequently this may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
36 years experience Gastroenterology
1: Multiple blood tests to determine cause like hepatitis c, alcohol, iron overload etc., ultrasound and ct scan of liver and gold standard is liver biop ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on the cause: It depends on the etiology of the liver disease. If it is from viral hepatitis there are antiviral meds. If it is from obesity, weight loss will help. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
27 years experience General Surgery
It depends: Chronic liver disease due to ? Optimal treatment is often specific to the cause of the disease process (alcoholism, viral hepatitis, metabolic disord ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that y ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Complications: Cirrhosis may lead to varies that ten may bleed (hematemesis).

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