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Doctor insights on: Ambien Liver Damage

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What cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then I would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver (with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

What symptoms would I have if I have liver damage?

See below: Tiredness, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, pale or bloody stool, abdominal pain and swelling, leg and ankle swelling, yellow eyes. If you notice any of these get it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Can morphine cause liver damage?

Can morphine cause liver damage?

Yes, w/chronic use: With long-term use, morphine can cause liver toxicity. Liver enzymes may become elevated and there may be some anatomical damage too. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15886461. ...Read more

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How can some teas cause liver damage?

How can some teas cause liver damage?

Toxic: Tea comes from the tea plant (camellia sinensis). Herbal teas come from other plants. Some may contain toxins that can affect the liver cells themselves, the blood vessels in the liver, and/or bile excretion or the bile ducts. Some contain pyrrolizidine compounds which are toxic. Natural does not necessarily mean safe-even if iherb has been used for thousands of years. ...Read more

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What can cause kidney and liver damage?

What can cause kidney and liver damage?

Broad question: Damage to liver by alcohol, hepatitis infections/drugs can affect kidney function. Certain disease like lupus, sarcoidosis, cystic disease, Wilson disease, can affect both organs. The list is long. Need a specialist to evaluate the cause ...Read more

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What are some early signs of liver damage?

What are some early signs of liver damage?

Can be subtle: The liver can suffer a lot of damage before it becomes apparent that something is wrong, which is why it is so important to be screened for common causes, like hepatitis b and c, while you feel normal. Often early symptoms are fatigue and just not feeling well. Later symptoms of advanced cirrhosis (severe scarring) include easy bleeding, swelling, yellow skin or eyes, breasts in men, etc. ...Read more

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Could 4 -6 beers a day cause liver damage?

Yes: Drinking more than two alcoholic drinks a day generally considered excessive. Depending on your genetics and other underlying disease, liver disease can occur even with lower levels of alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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What are early signs of liver damage/failure?

What are early signs of liver damage/failure?

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...Read more

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Do all oral fungal pills cause liver damage?

Do all oral fungal pills cause liver damage?

Antifungals.: Oral anti-fungal medications are associated with liver toxicity, but it only becomes relevant after thirty days of daily use. Once you've taken the medication for thirty days, you'll need monthly liver function blood testing to make sure you're not developing toxicity. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver damage is not healing?

See your doctor: 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

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Can medication reverse the liver damage from stage 3?

Can medication reverse the liver damage from stage 3?

It Depends: It depends on the cause of the scarring (fibrosis). If you can stop the cause, the fibrosis can reverse. ...Read more

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Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

Ca you reverse or repair liver damage or liver disease?

What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage. There are preventions and treatments for some viral causes, flukes and metabolic and alcoholic causes. Ask the doctor for a discussion... You may need a liver biopsy or an ct/mri first. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

What are the first symptoms of liver damage from alcohol?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots, stone formation, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

What would you do to decide if you have liver damage from alcohol?

By exam/blood test: By thorough physical examination, blood test and imaging like ultrasound exam of liver. ...Read more

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What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

What is the estimated life expectancy for someone with liver damage?

Depends: The life expectancy may depend on the amount and severity of the liver damage, if any additional diseases are present, as well as the physical age and health of the person in question. ...Read more

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How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

How much Niacinamide can I take daily without risking liver damage?

A large amount: The upper limit of the dose of niacinamide is over 3 grams. Most patients don't need nearly that much or can't take that much due to side effects such as flushing or diarrhea. Niacin is a B vitamin and thus is water soluble. It is extremely hard to overdose on Niacinamide and damage your liver. ...Read more

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If a person has liver damage, whoul he be at risk if he were to take cumadin?

Yes: The liver metabolizes Coumadin (warfarin) therefore if the liver is failing the pt may get Coumadin (warfarin) toxicity. The pt would be at risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a pretty heavy drinker who was recently diagnosed with liver damage.?

What to do if I am a pretty heavy drinker who was recently diagnosed with liver damage.?

Be tough: You're going to have to stop. Most people like you need the support of others who want you to be successful, and to have something bigger than yourself ("a higher something", if you like) to make it possible and worthwhile. I'm a pathologist. Death from alcoholic liver disease is godawful. If you care for those who love, or once loved, you, spare them from this terrible experience. ...Read more

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I've been on pain medication for a few years now, how long does it take for liver damage to set in? Are there symptoms of liver damage to look for?

Rare: Narcotics rarely cause liver damage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is another issue; below 2.4 grams per day is considered safe as long as you don't drink alcohol. 7 tablets of 325 mg would be the maximum safe dose. ...Read more

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I been sick for 2weeks now and during that time I drank a lot of day quils and nite quils. The back info says it can cause sivere liver damage. Why?

Corporate Lawyers: The quils contain Acetaminophen (tylenol) 325 mg in each tbsp. Taking more than 45 mls four times a day would exceed the normal dose of acetaminophen, but you would have to take a lot more than that or be drinking a fair amount of alcohol to produce toxicity. ...Read more

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What can cause liver damage?

What can cause liver damage?

Many causes.: There are entire text books written on possible causes of liver damage. The most common causes in the United States are alcohol, viruses, medications, genetic, and autoimmune processes. Each of these can damage the liver in various ways. If you feel you have liver damage, see your doctor. They may recommend that you see a gastroenterologist also. Good luck. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more