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are there supplements that are harmful for my liver?

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Dr. Ioana Bina
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, they can be. Any medicine or supplement can produce very rarely an unpredictable and severe reaction in people with a genetic predisposition. It is called drug -induced idiosyncratic liver disease and it can lead to acute liver failure.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Supplements: Steer clear of extreme excesses of fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e, & k. For any supplements, remember moderation and adequate hydration.

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