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Doctor insights on: Cirrhosis Of Liver

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Liver (Definition)

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


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What are the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

What are the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

Four stages: Initial firbosis cirrhosis final there is a good article at livestrong.Com/article/four-stages-liver-disease/. ...Read more

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What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

What are common causes of cirrhosis and liver damage?

Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis C) or alcohol related,. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. Fatty liver disease is becoming more prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

Sometimes: It depends how bad the cirrhosis is. The liver is one of the body's best organs at regenerating. Also, a liver transplant can sometimes restore normal function. ...Read more

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One of my patients have cirrhosis of liver but with normal sgpt level. What could cause this?

One of my patients have cirrhosis of liver but with normal sgpt level. What could cause this?

Not unusual: It's not unusual to have normal liver enzyme levels when you have cirrhosis. These enzymes are elevated when there's is ongoing liver damage. Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. If the damage to the liver has already been done, the levels may be normal. ...Read more

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Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Tell me the survival rate for people who have cirrhosis of liver, also need to have their gallbladder removed?

Variable course: The survival rate depends on a number of factors, including the cause of cirrhosis; is the cause persisting, what treatment is being administered, how compliant is the person with the treatment. Gall bladder removal is not likely to affect the course of cirrhosis. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Cirrhosis: This question cannot be answered without knowing the cause of your Dad's hepatic dysfunction. If the damage to his liver was due to an ongoing process it may become progressively more severe. He should be evaluated and be sure he does not have a chronic hepatitis which is treatable and potentially curable. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

Etoh, hepatitis, etc: Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us. Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection. ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis cause liver cancer? I have liver cirrhosis, and i’ve read that increases my risk of getting liver cancer. How does that work?

How does cirrhosis cause liver cancer? I have liver cirrhosis, and i’ve read that increases my risk of getting liver cancer. How does that work?

Nobody knows fully: Cirrhosis is both a degenerative and an inflammatory disease. The nodules of abnormal liver tissue are growing abnormally because they are inflamed by whatever caused the cirrhosis (hep viruses, alcohol, auto immune disorder etc.). Chronic inflammation can lead to malignant transformation, and does in 10%+ of cases of long-term cirrhosis. Reducing the inflammation, when possible, is what helps. ...Read more

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My dad has been hospitalized with varices due to cirrhosis. His liver is partially dead liver. We don't know %age. What can we expect at this point?

My dad has been hospitalized with varices due to cirrhosis.  His liver is partially dead liver. We don't know %age.  What can we expect at this point?

May worsen: Varices can bleed and that is probably why he was hospitalized. Cirrhosis can result in mental confusion especially when protein intake exceeds what the liver can process. The cause of cirrhosis: alcohol, hepatitis, etc. Will impact on outcome. There are procedures like tips which can be performed to decrease variceal bleeding. Best to see gastroenterologist, GI surgeon for workup and advise. ...Read more

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How can liver cirrhosis and liver cancer be differenciated???

How can liver cirrhosis and liver cancer be differenciated???

Cirrhotic at risk: liver cancer usually happens in a cirrhotic liver. cirrhosis = scarring of the liver, cancer = uncontrolled cell growth. if you really have cirrhosis, you need to be screened for cancer regularly (can happen in 1-3% of cirrhotics per year) ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose liver cirrhosis or liver cancer without a biopsy?

Yes and no: Cirrhosis is a histologic diagnosis but can made without a biopsy with almost certainty based on lab data, imaging studies and physical exam. Liver cancer (hcc) is also a histologic diagnosis, but in the setting of cirrhosis it can be made based on MRI or ct imaging criteria without a biopsy with >95% certainty. ...Read more

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Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Do what you want: If you eat crawfish / shrimp, you are not a vegan. A vegan diet is the moral high ground but it will give you no benefit in managing your cirrhosis or fatty liver. Since you're interested in vegetarianism, why not get with an evidence-based veggie-friendly clinician in your community? You're seriously sick -- they can give you the facts, bypassing the disinformation from the militants. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis & fatty liver disease been askd 2 do a study called placebo controlled trial evaluating the safety of GS-6624.should l try it or not?

I have cirrhosis & fatty liver disease been askd 2 do a study called placebo controlled trial evaluating the safety of GS-6624.should l try it or not?

Your decision: Research studies done that follow ethical guidelines have some safety guidelines however possible adverse effects must be discussed and participation benefits. ...Read more

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