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Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

Are there differences between hepatitis C and liver disease?

No: Hepatitis c is a type of liver disease. The virus infects the cells of the liver and damage results. Other things can cause liver disease as well including other viruses (hepatitis b, a), alcohol, fat, drugs/medication, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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 the differences between viral hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis?

What are the differences between viral hepatitis and alcoholic hepatitis?

Infection vs toxin: Viral hepatitis occurs after the virus gets into the liver where it injures the tissue while reproducing the virus.The areas involved cannot keep us with the regular liver work and symptoms continue until healing. Alcohol can be processed without liver injury up to a point. After that threshold is exceded it becomes toxic & the liver cells begin to die off & scar ...Read more

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What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

What are the differences between celiac disease and autoimmune hepatitis problems?

Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read more

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What are the differences between fatty liver and chronic liver?

What are the differences between fatty liver and chronic liver?

Likely fibrosis, etc: Fatty liver is an early, reversible change from drinking and/or mid to long duration obesity. If drinking is stopped/lowered, and/or obesity is corrected, this goes away. If these and other forms of insults are imposed on the liver for a long time, the changes are chronic and irreversible, with fibrisis and chronic inflammation, leading to cirrhosis of the liver, and certain death. See dr., etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the relationship between hepatitis C virus and diabetes?

What are some of the relationship between hepatitis C virus and diabetes?

Negative relations: Diabetes has somewhat negative impact on hepatitis c. Diabetes can cause fat in the liver, which in turn can result in rapid progression of liver disease. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an aids and autoimmune hepatitis?

What are the differences between an aids and autoimmune hepatitis?

AIDS/Hepatitis: Aids is the end stage of HIV infections. Autoimmune hepatitis is when the bodies own immune system attacks the liver causing inflammation and other ailments. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver?

Is there any difference between liver cancer and cirrhosis of the liver?

Yes: Cirrhosis from some causes (hepatitis b / c, hemochromatosis, less likely alcohol) can become complicated by primary liver cancer. Cirrhosis itself is bad scarring of the liver, while liver cancer is a clone of liver cells growing out of control and eventually learning to invade. ...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 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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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Are there any connections between cholelithiasis and vitamin b-12 deficiency?

Yes: Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to your body being ineffective at making red blood cells, which can lead to red blood cell breakdown. Among other affects, most notably anemia, red blood cell breakdown can lead to increased levels of bilirubin which causes jaundice and can accumulate as gallstones (cholelithiasis). ...Read more

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What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

What are the differences between nephropathy and chronic kidney disease?

Close, semantics: Nephropathy means kidney condition. So you could have diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephropathy, or uric acid nephropathy. A chronic kidney disease (ckd) means a long-term kidney disease that is not amenable for correction. It also could have many different causes. Above examples of nephropathy are also chronic kidney diseases but uric acid nephropathy is possibly curable so it is not ckd. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

What are the differences between chronic and acute hepatitis b?

Time: As implied by the names, acute hepatitis b is the illness syndrome when you are first exposed to hepatitis b. This includes abdominal pain, GI disturbance, fever, flu like symptoms, and sometimes jaundice. Hepatitis b can be deadly. Chronic hep b is the long term disease which may cause nothing, may cause some mild abdominal symptoms, and then may lead to full blown cirrhosis and inflammation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between jaundice and liver inflammation?

Is there a difference between jaundice and liver inflammation?

Yes: Jaundice is yellowish coloration of the eyes and skin, due to excess bilirubin in blood. This can occur without liver inlammation, e.G, bile duct obstruction. Inflammation of the liver usually causes jaundice but can exist without causing jaundice. ...Read more

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Is there is any difference between leptospirosis and viral hepatitis?

Yes: Leptospirosis is caused by a bacteria, leptospira bacteria. It can cause liver disease in humans, but usually is a manifestation of a systemic involvement with other injury to kidneys and lungs (then called weil's syndrome). Treatment is to make the right diagnosis and use of antibiotics. Viral hepatitis is caused by a variety of viruses and treatment depends on the type of virus and chronicity. ...Read more

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