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A 19-year-old female asked:

If your liver was 100% damaged, how long would it take to die?

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Dr. Michael Sheffield
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Hours: You can't live very long without a liver. A person would die within hours if it is not functioning at all.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to cleanse the liver ?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
No clear answer: It is unclear what you mean by "cleansing the liver" - the liver receives blood from the intestines and from the heart and is responsible for many functions, including excreting toxins. In some cases, the liver may be affected by long-term exposure to excess calories or toxins. If the damage is minimal, it can be reversed within a few weeks, in severe cases damage may not be reversible.
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