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Are liver failure and cirrhosis the same?

Are liver failure and cirrhosis the same?

Liver insufficiency: Cirrhosis is a chronic condition & means that there is fibrosis constricting the arteries. Veins and billiary ducts of the liver causing dysfunction. Cirrhosis is the end of the spectrum of hepatitis b or c and alcoholism. Cirrhosis may degenerate in cancer of the liver too. Liver failure may be caused acutely by toxicity from drugs, medications, venoms, lack of circulation to the liver, injuries. ...Read more

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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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Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

Will pneumonia cause kidney and liver failure?

It can: If it causes severe generalized infection (sepsis) and leads to multisystem organ failure from this. ...Read more

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Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Yes but: If taken more than the recommended dose. Protection can be gotten from taking n acetyl cysteine along with the paracetamol. ...Read more

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Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Is jaundice in renal failure patients and indication of liver failure as well?

Many causes: Many potential causes of jaundice but not renal failure alone and haudice does not equate to liver failure causes and be meds, viral, infection, gallstones , etc extensive lab and ultrasound or cat scan would be needed to determine cause. ...Read more

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With liver failure can you take advil (ibuprofen)?

With liver failure can you take advil (ibuprofen)?

Possibly.: Probably ok if dose is low, liver failure is mild and you are not actively drinking. Otherwise all bets are off. ...Read more

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more

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Can glandular fever lead to confusion and high asl liver enzymes?

Can glandular fever lead to confusion and high asl liver enzymes?

Infectious mono: If by glandular fever you mean infectious mononucleosis, it can lead to hepatitis, fever and may be confusion. See this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mononucleosis/ds00352. ...Read more

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What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

What're the chances of liver or kidney failure from naproxen overdose?

Small,but: Very small as long as safety monitoring with cbc, liver and kidney function and urinalysis evalation at 3 month intervals, as long as checked initially at 1 week and 1 month and when any additional medications are added. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney failure from overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can you get kidney failure from overdosing on tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Indirectly: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can cause severe liver injury which itself can lead to associated kidney injury through a process known as "hepatorenal syndrome" generally the dose has to be sufficient to cause fulminant liver damage. ...Read more

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Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Question?: I'm not sure what the question is - if you are asking if tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver, then yes. The fda recently decreased the maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) to 3, 000 mg per 24 hours in healthy adults. For kids or those with medical problems, the dose is even less. Overdosing on the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the worst deaths i've ever seen. ...Read more

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What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

What will happen when you take tylenol (acetaminophen) and have elevated ALT and AST liver enzymes?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than likely you will have further rise in those levels. Not a good idea to take tylenol (acetaminophen) when you have raised ast/alt. ...Read more

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I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

I HAVE CHRONIC HEP C AND ELEVATED LIVER AND KIDNEY ENZYMES IS THIS FATAL?

Impossible to tell: You will need to follow up with your GI DR closely and follow their instructions Impossible to give you any other response, without knowing you full medical history, labs-complete, and a physical exam ...Read more

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Can high levels of bilirubin alone cause liver failure in a metastic liver cancer pt?

Can high levels of bilirubin alone cause liver failure in a metastic liver cancer pt?

Let's reframe the ?: The issue isn't the amount of bilirubin causing problems with the liver. The liver is likely infiltrated with tumor mets and therefore is not able to process bilirubin. The elevated bilirubin can have multiple causes but is a symptom of the liver failure rather than the cause. It can also be a symptom of obstruction of the biliary system in the liver by tumor or simply inactivity (cholestasis). ...Read more

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Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

Can morphine in a esld patient cause hepatic coma, renal failure and ultimately death?

No: Hepatic coma is from the buildup of toxins not being processed by the damaged liver...Which can poison the kidneys...And eventually result in death. Morphine or other narcotics may be given to an esld patient to reduce their discomfort as they are passing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver failure because of too much tylenol (acetaminophen)?

How long does it take for liver failure because of too much tylenol (acetaminophen)?

See your doctor: Appropriate dosing should not lead to liver failure. But if you've been taking large doses accidentally or intentionally even for a short period , you should see your physician immediately particularly if you have stomach upset or any other gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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18 yrs old, 5'4, 110lbs. I take max daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).I heard about staggeredod/liver damage. How much extra/how many days till liver damage/failure?

18 yrs old, 5'4, 110lbs. I take max daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).I heard about staggeredod/liver damage. How much extra/how many days till liver damage/failure?

TYLENOL (acetaminophen) TOXICITY: Too much tylynol intake affects the liver. This is known by the liver enzyme elevation during blood exams. Your md will warn you about liver toxicity. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver failure?

Symptoms of liver failure?

Jaundice: Liver failure is usually do to some inflammatory process damaging the liver. Jaundice, nausea, vomitting, itching, bruising and bleeding are associated woth liver failire. ...Read more

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Can you die from liver failure?

Can you die from liver failure?

Definitely: You need your liver to live. It's the master biochemist in the body; makes proteins, bile, clotting factors, detoxifies drugs, chemicals, poisons, etc. Death from liver failure usually is not pretty; can be associated with abdominal fluid collection (ascites), which can get infected, altered mental status (with or without coma), weight loss, bleeding from varicose veins of esophagus stomach, etc. ...Read more

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What are some signs of liver failure?

What are some signs of liver failure?

Many: Confusion, skin color and the eyes turn yellow, there is a change to very dark urine(coca cola color) then belly might enlarge with fluid, the legs can begin to swell. If any of these are suspected please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of liver failure?

What are the symptoms of liver failure?

Many: Progressive weakness, loss of weight, changing mental status, fluid retention in the belly and legs, yellow of the eyes, vomit of blood or in stool....Any or all of these can be present. ...Read more

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What happens when you have liver failure?

What happens when you have liver failure?

Bad things: By definition the liver is failing to work correctly. This may include jaundice, bleeding, ascites, confusion and possibly death. ...Read more

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What happens when you have liver. Failure?

What happens when you have liver. Failure?

Bad things happen: The liver is necessary for life, so if the liver fails, bad things happen. Toxic chemicals that are natural byproducts of the human body start to build up (such as ammonia) and damage many organs. Necessary proteins that a normal liver makes, are no longer made (such as Albumin and the clotting proteins). Without albumin, a major protein in blood plasma, a person will swell up with fluid.... ...Read more

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Are there easily recognizable signs of liver failure?

Jaundice: Liver failure, depending on how rapidly it occurs, will cause fluid in the abdomen(ascites), leg swelling, and a distinct yellow/bronze discoloration of the skin called jaundice. ...Read more

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Hallucinations from liver failure, what to do?

Hallucinations from liver failure, what to do?

Talk to doc: I am sorry to hear the trouble you are having. Hallucinations due to liver failure are most likely to be a direct effect of abnormal levels of chemicals that the liver normally clears from the blood. Please discuss this asap with your liver doctor or some one covering for him/her. ...Read more

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What are the signs of liver failure because your an alcoholic?

What are the signs of liver failure because your an alcoholic?

Alcohol liver dz.: Sxs of liver disease due to alcoholism may include: nausea, vomiting, drop in appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain & bloating, yellowing of skin & eyes, itching, numbness of legs/ feet, memory problems, cognitive difficulties, depression, fatigue & thirst. If you have these sxs - please get immediate medical help. You can work with an addiction medicine specialist & alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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What treatments are for liver failure?

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) is an available treatment option for acute liver failure. But if not successful then liver transplant is necessary which most times will be an orthotopic. ...Read more

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Can west nile virus lead to liver failure?

Can west nile virus lead to liver failure?

Low likelihood: Most cases of west nile fever resolve spontaneously and completely. However, sometimes fatigue, headache, weakness, movement disorders, and concentration problems persist for weeks or months. Severe neuroinvasive disease can result in death or permanent disability. Mortality usually results from progressive neuronal dysfunction, cerebral edema, and respiratory failure.http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvb. ...Read more

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Liver damage from tylenol (acetaminophen) use?

Question?: I'm not sure what the question is - if you are asking if tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver, then yes. The fda recently decreased the maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) to 3, 000 mg per 24 hours in healthy adults. For kids or those with medical problems, the dose is even less. Overdosing on the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the worst deaths i've ever seen. ...Read more

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Do i need to be on bed rest with liver failure ?

Do i need to be on bed rest with liver failure ?

You need a doctor: To evaluate you and see if you can get a liver transplant if possible. In some cass your liver failure could be transient. But you still need a doctors attention. ...Read more

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Do you have to be on bed rest with liver failure?

Do you have to be on bed rest with liver failure?

Usually no bed rest: Liver failure can be acute (rapid) or chronic (slow onset). Only patients with very severe disease need to be on bed rest. Most patients are better if they are mobilized and kept active. Patients live for years with slowly progressing chronic liver failure and many continue to work and function well. Late stages result in confusion and loss of balance. These patients have to be monitored / rested. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

Failure of the liver to perform its functions, which ...Read more