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symptoms of liver regeneration?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Clarify?: I will guess that you mean, "how can i tell whether I am recovering from hepatitis or some other liver trouble?" especially when people are being treated, hopefully with success, for viral hepatitis, they'll ask whether they should feel better with improved liver histology (regeneration). Just this time, it's better to rely on the labs than how one feels to know that rx is helpingyou.
Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplant, the liver can regenerate back to nearly a full size liver in about 6 weeks depending on many factors. In general, with this situation, lab tests can be followed to see how much "liver regeneration" is occurring; you should start feeling stronger.

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Doesn't the liver regenerate? Why should I worry about taking new medications?

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Inconsistent: The liver can partially regenerated if a portion of a healthy liver is removed surgically. When you take drugs that cause liver toxicity, they do so over the entire liver and may cause damage severe enough that regeneration is not possible.
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What level of liver recovery can I expect with treatment?

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Depends: Iy depends on what you have and the punt of damage but the liver is an organ that can repair itself!
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Which foods are good for your liver?

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Well balanced diet: There are no specific foods you can eat which are "good" for your liver. You should eat a well balanced diet and avoid things which are toxic to you liver such as alcohol.
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What are common diseases that affect the liver?

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Lots: Viral hepatitis, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancers, medications, and alcohol all can affect the liver. (to name a few).
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A 32-year-old member asked:

When do you know that your liver has been damaged?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Generally you don't : Most liver diseases are asymptomatic until advanced cirrhosis occurs. Some subtle symptoms include diffuse itching, yellow eyes or skin, abdominal swelling, confusion and sleep disturbance, loss of muscle mass in the arms and legs. Liver disease can generally be detected earlier by labwork or a good physical exam.

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