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What are the differing function of the liver and kidneys?

What are the differing function of the liver and kidneys?

Too many to list: Liver makes most of the blood proteins, cholesterol, and bile. Kidneys remove waste products from blood. Both organs also affect many other metabolic functions, such as vitamin d, red cell production, glucose and electrolyte control etc. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 are functions of the liver biology?

What are functions of the liver biology?

Liver function : The liver detoxifies and metabolizes everything you consume by mouth and everything that goes there in your blood. ...Read more

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What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

What other body functions are affected by cirrhosis of the liver?

ESLD manifestations: No system of the body is spared in the syndrome of cirrhosis with end-stage liver disease (esld). Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy ; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, ;higher risks of cancer. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

Many: Many parts of the body are affected by cirrhosis. The more important parts include the following: brain - cirrhosis can cause confusion or "encephalopathy." esophagus - cirrhosis can cause varices which can bleed. Abdomen - cirrhosis can cause abdominal swelling or "ascites." liver - cirrhosis can cause cancer of your liver. Muscles - cirrhosis can cause "muscle wasting" or weakness. ...Read more

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What are the functions of lipids?

What are the functions of lipids?

Several: Lipids include triglycerides and cholesterol. Triglycerides are tiny droplets of fat in the bloodstream. They are formed from fat absorbed from intestines. It is how your body moves fat from your intestines to other parts of body for storage. Cholesterol is vital to life, and is used to make cell membranes (the casing of cells) and hormones like testosterone and others. Check out CardioGauge.com ...Read more

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What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

What are the functions of fiber and lipids in the body?

Lots: Fiber is dietary, not digested and can act as laxative and contribute to a healthier digestive system. Lipids have many functions including structure, metabolism, energy, ... ...Read more

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What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ systems work in harmony to make the body work, some act like filters, some like computers, some like machines. The heart is like the engine in the car. You need all the parts of the car to work to drive it, but won't go anywhere without the engine. ...Read more

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What are functions of the liver? And what hinder(s) its functions?

What are functions of the liver? And what hinder(s) its functions?

Check with your doc: The liver is like the kitchen. Many functions. And many things may cause trouble such as high dose tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol and many other drugs. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the muscle system? What are all the functions of the muscle system and what are some deseases as well

What are the functions of the muscle system? What are all the functions of the muscle system and what are some deseases as well

See below: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, spine problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. See doctor. ...Read more

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Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Does the removal of thyroid nodes effects on the function of the brain?

Please define: Hi. There are thyroid nodules and lymph nodes, but not "thyroid nodes". However, removal of neither thyroid nodules nor lymph nodes will affect the function of the brain. Frankly that's kind of an off the wall question. Is there something particular you're thinking of? Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. There are different causes and types of cirrhosis. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

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Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read more

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