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Cirrhosis Of Liver
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Cell : Cell growth and death is always occurring all over our body, including liver cells. Cirrhosis results in disrupted anatomy of the cells of the liver. Over time this affects dna. Alterations in dna can result in mutations of genes that make liver cells. When mutations occur there is a risk of a mutation involved in cell programming, to include programmed cell death, which is supposed to occur. When the genes that program the liver cell to die fail to work, the cell can multiply/grow out of control, which is what cancer is. This growth requires a lot of energy and nutrients, supplied by blood. In time, this growth overtakes the body's ability to compensate for the increase in nutrient requirements and death ensues. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirrhosis. Of liver complete body shut down. My brother is 64. Plug being pulled today . How long. My twin. Hste to lode him?
Can you clarify?: The question didn't make it through clearly. Just because your brother died of cirrhosis doens't mean that you have it, let alone that you'll die of it. If this is an obsessive thought caused by the illness you've mentioned, then please get on some appropriate medication -- i don't see any listed. Life's hard enough without having terrible thoughts like this. Be kind to yourself. ...Read more
When havin cirrhosis fatty liver, l jus learn about, i drink mayb 1 sometime twice or non a month. Should l stop drinkin period?
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?
What should I do to help myself? I found out a few months ago that I have hepatitis C and some cirrhosis of liver. I'm still young and gave up alcohol and completely changed my diet. Please what can I do right now? Any help would be so appreciated.
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