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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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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 is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Read on: Read this short article: 1.https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

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Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol). ...Read more

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Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Antibiotic: There are numerous antibiotics that would be safe. However, of course every illness has its own prescribed regimen. Also if a hepatic impaired patient does have to take a medicine that can impact their liver then often the dose is lowered and liver function is followed closely. ...Read more

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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) causes liver damage?

Over 3000-4000mg/day: Can cause liver damage. One time using 7000 mg or more can cause permanent liver damage which may take weeks, months or years to show up. ...Read more

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Can wilson's disease present as fatty liver or nash?

Can wilson's disease present as fatty liver or nash?

Absolutely: Wilson's is infamous for mimicking alcoholic liver disease and nash, with a lot of fat. This is a terrible blunder but i'm afraid it happens. Wilson's is deadly, treacherous, and the screening labs are often misleading. Screening for it should be done early in a liver workup that presents any ambiguities. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease?

What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What's parenchymatous liver disease?

What's parenchymatous liver disease?

Liver Disease: The cells of the liver are called the parenchymal cells and make up the bulk of the liver. Therefore, this means that you have disease of the liver cells. Other cells in the liver include the bile duct cells (cholangiocytes), white blood cells (Kupffer cells), and storage cells (stellate cells). ...Read more

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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Lupus is associated with autoimmune hepatitis, not nash (non-alcoholic fatty liver). Nash is commonly see in settings of obesity, excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol. Both entities can occur together when respective risk factors for both exist. ...Read more

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Is liver cirrhosis curable?

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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Can a liver biopsy miss cirrhosis or alcohol liver disease?? Mine showed no fibrosis but mild steatosis

Can a liver biopsy miss cirrhosis or alcohol liver disease?? Mine showed no fibrosis but mild steatosis

Unlikely: Cirrhosis affects the whole liver and a biopsy is unlikely to miss the lesion. Steatosis is one manifestation of alcoholic liver disease. If there is any concern about liver disease, you should not use alcohol, or Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are overweight, lose weight. Take vaccination for hepatitis A and B. ...Read more

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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

12: Liver cirrhosis is the final result of all forms of liver injury which are commonly alcohol, hepatitis c, b, certain drugs etc. Non-alcoholic liver disease is another form of liver injury which is a result of excessive fat deposition in liver cells and can result in liver cirrhosis in later stages. In earlier stages it will be causing liver inflammation also known as steatohepatitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day, for 1 week straight to cause chronic liver disease?

Acute: Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity is acute inflammation that basically rots the liver. Alcohol intake can cause chronic liver disease as can some infections, genetic problems. Those can worsen the toxic effects of tylenol; doses need to be limited. ...Read more

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I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

I have liver disease from overdosing on Tylenol (acetaminophen) (not treated) benadryl and xanax in teen years, how is this treated/managed?

More informaton: There are blood tests that can indicate liver damage. This information would be needed. Benadryl and Xanax would be unlikely to contribute to liver damage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) might, but it would depend on the dose. You need medical verification of liver damage; and then the question of treatment can be addressed. ...Read more

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I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

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I have Gilbert's disease and was prescribed Lortab after tonsillectomy. How can I tell if my liver will tolerate the Acetaminophen well? Eyes r yellow

Icterus = yellow eye: Jaundice refers to yellow tinge in skin tone while icterus refers to whites of eyes turning yellowish, both due to excess bilirubin, a consequence of Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically considered benign. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024904. Most folks w/GS should be able to tolerate acetaminophen but keep ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more

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What does liver disease pain feel like?

Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the incidence of liver disease?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease - some primarily from the liver, some secondary to causes elsewhere. ...Read more

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What could cause me to die from liver disease?

Easy: By drinking alcohol all the time, poor nutrition, sustenance (drugs ) abuse . Getting hepatitis by syringe sharing, staying next to toxic dumps will get liver diseases and certain parasite infections. . If avoids all these chance of getting liver disease is slim. ...Read more

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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for liver disease?

Depends on cause: There are many types of liver disease. Some liver diseases are caused by viruses like Hepatitis A,B,C. Some liver diseases are caused by medications, alcohol or drugs. Some liver diseases usually resolve on their own like Hepatitis A. Some have treatment but no cure and some are curable. You would need to know what type of liver disease you have to know if it is curable. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease in girls?

Same as in boys: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are signs of fatty liver disease?

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

What is the symptoms of infectious liver disease?

Hep A,B,C, CMV, EBV: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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