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Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Are there methods to control the spread of liver flukes in humans?

Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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How do liver flukes harm their human host?

How do liver flukes harm their human host?

Injury over time: Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems. Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract. ...Read more

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What type of environments have liver flukes?

What type of environments have liver flukes?

Freshwater fish, veg: Clonorchis sinensis (or opisthorchis sinensis), also known as the chinese liver fluke, is endemic in the far east, particularly in china, japan, taiwan, vietnam, and korea; it is also endemic in far eastern russia [1, 2]. F. Hepatica occurs mainly in sheep-rearing areas of temperate climates, particularly in parts of central and south america, europe, china, africa, and the middle east [2]. ...Read more

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Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?

Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?

Stool: Would suspect issue is constipation if hard stools. See your pcp or GI to have stool tested if concerned of parasites. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

What causes humans to get liver fluke disease?

Contaminated food: Infection with liver fluke parasites can happen after consumption of contaminated undercooked/uncooked fish. There are some liver flukes that can contaminate watercress, parsley, and alfalfa; the contamination comes from sheep and cows in that case. ...Read more

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How can I control cancer spread to bones,lungs & liver?

How can I control cancer spread to bones,lungs & liver?

Control primary: Few primary lesions that are not long standing will spread to multiple organs. Melanoma once past the local site will grow in all organs. Most others go to one site such as liver and can only grow at that site. Even chemo is not that effective at multiple sites. If not too advanced, metastatic foci are removed ...Read more

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What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

Depends: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss . Also certain medications and alcohol can result in fatty liver. ...Read more

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Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Are animal livers used in human transplants?

Not successfully: Animal organs have been used - in experimental circumstances - for a variety of human transplants, without long-term success. Remaining obstacles of rejection are major. When a winning strategy is developed, you will know because we will suddenly be able to address the organ shortage. We can use animal heart valves (usually pig) because they are treated + no longer stimulate an immune response. ...Read more

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