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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can doctors tell me what does your liver do?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
undefined 27 years experience
Maintains balance: The liver has three major functions: 1) it synthesizes proteins that help you clot your blood and maintain fluid balance and 2) it metabolizes all the debris that we are exposed to included what we eat, breath, touch, and or take in medication and 3) it makes bile which helps you break down and absorb nutrition from the things that you eat.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can doctors tell me what does the liver have to do with having Crohn's disease?

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
undefined 27 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammatory bowel disease like crohns (or more often ulcerative colitis) are considered autoimmune diseases. Both can be associated with inflammatory conditions of the liver that can cause scarring. Primary sclerosing cholangitis is more commonly seen in patients with uc.
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