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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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I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

I have hepatitis C genotype 1 osteoporosis thyroid high iron fatty liver can I take reclast (zoledronic acid) infusion?

You can: To my knowledge, there is no reports of injury to liver with this medication. Chronic liver disease, especially cirrhosis can cause osteoporosis, so it should be treated. I would also recommend to see specialist to treat your hepatitis c , since there are new medications, hopefully get approved end of this year. These are highly effective (>90% cure rate). ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Tip)

Hepatitis

Ask your doctor to check your iron levels in your blood if you have liver disease or abnormal tests. ...See more

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Low iron, high liver enzymes, high absolute monocytes count.. Any correlation?

Low iron, high liver enzymes, high absolute monocytes count.. Any correlation?

No: The absolute monocyte count seldom tells us much in isolation. If by "low iron" you mean a low serum iron, you need it interpreted; if by "low iron" you mean a low hemoglobin / hematocrit, you are anemic and this is serious. High liver enzymes require a workup for alcohol and drug toxicity, hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's & others. Never focus just on labs. ...Read more

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Dizziness, doesn't change with position. Kidney/liver normal, iron levels normal, WBC normal. Normal neurological exam. Possible causes? Next step?

Dizziness, doesn't change with position. Kidney/liver normal, iron levels normal, WBC normal. Normal neurological exam. Possible causes? Next step?

ENT eval: You need to see an ENT specialist for vestibular testing and a cardiologist to evaluate for arrythmias. You also need to clarify what you mean by dizziness. Do you spin? Does the room spin? Do you feel like you are going to pass out? ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Tip)

Hepatitis

Discuss the effect of tylenol (acetaminophen) on liver as it can deplete your body of glutathione. ...See more

Iron (Definition)

In the metal group ...Read more