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Alcoholic Cirrhosis And Liver Transplant
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
Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?
Very successful: There are about 6, 000 liver transplants done in the us each year. The results for cirrhosis are quite good with nearly 90% survival 1 year, 70% at 5 years, and 50% at 10 years. If the cirrhosis was due to alcohol related liver disease, of course this is limited to those recovered alcoholics. ...Read more
People who have had liver transplant due to cirrhosis(latest stage), do they always develop an hepatic aneurysm?
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See ur hepatologist: Diet for patients with liver disease in part depends on the cause of liver disease. In general, avoid things that can further aggravate liver injury, such as alcohol. Reduce fatty food intake, go easy on salt and watch protein intake. Eat smaller amounts more frequently. The decision regarding transplant depends on the cause of liver disease and symptoms. You should see a liver doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has alcoholic cirrhosis. He received a dual transplant less then a yr ago. He drinks more now. He won't admit he has a problem any advice pleas?
What ashame: Your dad was given a second chance. There are fewer liver transplant donors than there are potential recipients. What ashame if he is indeed not caring for his new liver by drinking alcohol heavily--a liver that could have been lifesaving for someone who might have better cared for it. Express to him your concern, ask to accompany him to his liver clinic, & get his permission to recruit their help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is in very early stages of stage 4 non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. His doctor told him to lose weight. What is his life expectancy?
Depends: Regarding his diagnosis, stage 1 is early and likely reversible with weight loss, excercise, and a good diet. Avoiding alcohol abuse and getting vaccinated against hepatitis b is also as good idea. It is not end-stage liver disease. Life expectancy could be totally normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has advanced cirrhosis due to alcoholism, what makes them a good candidate for a liver transplant? Thanks.
Complex question: Your question's about SCREENING for TRANSPLANT CANDIDACY. There are many facets to consider & evaluate. Infectious, metabolic, and psychosocial status are only several of many items that must be satisfied to be placed on a list. As well, a person must be able to TOLERATE the surgery and recovery phases. An appointment to discuss full details at www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi can be scheduled. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2009 taking lactulose & Lasix (furosemide) what is my prognosis without liver transplant?
I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. What does it mean if my MCH and MCV are .2 higher than the normal range? Is that a sign of liver cancer or a blood cancer?
I'm 22 months out liver transplant due to "cryptogenic cirrhosis" now have stage 3 fibrosis with bridging. No hepc. Lupus. Progression/prognosis?
Discuss with doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Liver transplant with a platelet count of 31. I've had hep c for 25 years and now have cirrhosis. Will they operate on me with my platelets situation?
Maybe: Are you asking about whether you can have a liver transplant if your platelets are 31, 00? Or, have you had a liver transplant, and now your tranplanted liver is cirrhotic? In any case, the risks of any surgical procedure are balanced by the expected benefits. You need to make sure that you understand what the surgeon thinks are your risks and benefits given the totality of your situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe in future?: Cirrhosis of the liver is the end result of damage to the cells of the liver. When healthy cells die, scar tissue is formed in their place. Cirrhosis becomes clinically evident when the amount of liver damage surpasses the liver's ability to repair itself and regenerate new liver cells. There is no supportive or replacement therapy yet available. Researchers are interested in finding a solution ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis suggests that the liver is scarred beyond repair. It will not recover, but you can live with it if you do not develop complications related to portal hypertension or encephalopathy. Ultimately, liver transplantation fixes the problem but not without risk. You should discuss your options with your hepatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will I need a liver transplant if my hepb has caused cirrosis even if I take the drug tenofivor.?
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
A liver transplant is a surgical procedure that has both a donor and a recipient. The donor has part (if living) or the entire liver removed, and this is transplanted to the recipient. Liver transplantation is a life saving procedure and is performed when the recipient's liver is failing, or has developed a localized cancer that cannot be removed ...Read more
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