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Can Fatty Liver Be Caused By To Much Ibuprofen For A Long Period Of Time
About 60-90 minutes: That is an average but can vary from person to person based on genetics, sex, men tend to have increased metabolism, ethnicity, rate of gastric emptying. Increase activity or amount of liver enzymes from increase tolerance to alcohol. One drink is defined as 1.5 oz of 80 proof spirits, 5 oz of wine or 12 oz of beer. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
It was alcoholic hepatitis. Kindly explain if alcohol is to be abstained for whole life or can it be taken in lesser qty or after how much intervals.
Can 2% hydroquinone be as effective as 4% just over a longer period of time, or is it not possible to ever see the same results? Treating dark circles
In general: the higher percentage concentration will be more effective ... you can't really make up effectiveness with a lower concentration applied over a longer period of time. I understand the 2% strength is available over the counter without a prescription which is probably the basis for your question. The higher 4% strength will be available by prescription; consider making an appointment. ...Read more
How many liver biopsies are needed to rule out cirrhosis caused by alcohol? does it damage the liver evenly or in patches? is a fibroscan a good alt?
Bx and cirrhosis: Repeated liver biopsies are not necessary. Liver may be affected in heterogeneous fashion. Fibroscan is a good noninvasive test if available in your area. Blood tests can be helpful. Platelet count less than 150,000 is suggestibility cirrhosis. Fibrosure blood test or ultrasound can be helpful as well. ...Read more
Can breathing in a rotten apple for an extended period of time be harmful to health? Can it cause lung disease?
Can stress of thinking your pregnant cause a period to be late if so how long by and how common can this be ?
Yes: Stress in any form has been associated with messing up the menstrual cycle. It is thought to be common but no one really knows how much influence it has. There is no predictability as to how much it can throw off the timing so it is impossible to say how many days it will be altered. ...Read more
How much time does it take a kidney stone to pass and could this be caused by switching to a vegetarian diet?
Varies: The time for passage of a stone is tremendously variable. Vegetarianism is a moral choice rather than a health-promoting one, despite all the hucksterism. You'd do much better to drink plenty of water (never pass dark urine) and comply with other directions depending on the stone's composition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the maximum amount of weeks for an ultrasound to be off in pregnancy . Can be as much as 7-8 weeks?
If someone was drinking alcohol every other day over limit, would liver blood tests usually be abnormal if some sort of damage is occurring?
Over limit??: which limit is that. The safe limit for drinking in men is no more than 2 standard drinks (2 12 oz. beers, 2 5 oz. wineglasses of standard wine, 3 oz 80 proof spirits) per day, no more than 14 per week, and no more than 4 on any one occasion. Even at that level, some people will get liver inflammation. Liver enzymes (ALT, AST) are very sensitive to inflammation and will generally be elevated. ...Read more
Do you think numbness/sorenss on the scalp after several cigerettes in a short amount of time may be caused by ischemia? Is this a dangerous sign?
Scalp paresthesia: Smoking several cigarettes in a short period of time could intensify the effects that occur normally. Rapid breathing in and out - ala hyperventilation - could in itself cause paresthesia or numbness of hands, feet, or head. Nicotine does cause vascular constriction so could be responsible as well. Why only the scalp - not certain. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take Lasix (furosemide) for simple PMS bloating? Can it damage the kidneys even taken once a month?
Could toradol potentially be taken long term for pain caused by pars defect if only taken once a day? OTC pretty ineffective and have to take often.
What would be the alternate prescription for perco.10/325 to eliminate the liver damage after being on this for 10 years?
Perhaps None?: How about going through a drug treatment program, completely getting off narcotics and learning how to manage day to day without this addicting approach that also is damaging to your liver? Even after ten years humans can get free of the drugs and obsession that leads to self destructive behavior. ...Read more
How long should a person take adipex before it can become harmful? Are there cases of it hurting your liver?
As short as possible: Appetite suppressant, speed'like drug. Works best for short-term use (< 3-6 wks), after that less effective, but more likely to cause dependency, risks for cardiovasc problems including high bp, valve disease, angina, pulmonary disease, etc. Can't suddenly stop it if used for a long time. Any drug metabolized by liver can cause liver problems-this can too. ...Read more
Does it take longer for a very old, unwell person to recover from norovirus? Can it have any effects or complications that might last for a few weeks.e.g. weakening of the immune sytem?
Yes: This is true of almost any disease the old and fragile are more susceptible to viral diseases and bad side effects than the young or well. They are more likely to have worse disease in this case more diarrhea and vomiting and be more likely to get secondary infections because of their weakened state. ...Read more
Can omeprazole medicine for a sugar patient can be taken for ulcer problem. ? What will be the, dose? Having a habit of smoking and alcohol
Can pleurisy last for months after the pneumonia that caused it is gone?. Can't take nsaids to help it. Due to gut problem. Was told nsaids are bad
Pleuritic pain: You should not have this persistently after recovery from pneumonia. Something is wrong and you need to be seen by pulmonary expert or a thoracic surgeon and have this carefully evaluated. Could be persistent infection (have you been exposed to TB or fungal infection?), tumor, etc. Something is not right. Good luck. ...Read more
How long on average does it usually take a liver to repair itself from something like alcoholic hepatitis, given healthy diet and cessation of alcohol?
Depends on length of: time and extent of hepatitis present, and if cirrhosis may also be present?The liver is a remarkable in terms of regenerating itself provided there's not a lot of fatty infiltration present (scarring). If you have mild hepatitis, that is better than having severe alcoholic liver disease too. So, it's great that you are restoring your overall health to your liver & body that will accelerate this. ...Read more
I have a liver enzyme of 8000 for a couple of months currently taking something to get rid of the iron. how much damage has this caused if any?
Can taking 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day for 2 years for TMJ and herniated disk, cause liver to be sick! Should I do a month cleanse and then return to meds?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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