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How do u know when u have a bad liver?

How do u know when u have a bad liver?

Labs & Physical Exam: Liver is a large organ with natural ability to regenerate. When this process of regeneration reaches an endpoint you can develop what is called cirrhosis. Infections( hepatitis a, b, c etc), alcohol, autoimmune illness, drugs etc. Can all cause the same end result called cirrhosis. Physical exam with lab results and an ultrasound is a good starting point to evaluate your liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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 does a bad liver affect your health?

It can kill you: Your toughest organ is your liver, and it's among the least likely to develop problems. The good news is that most liver disease is manageable if it's detected early by an evidence-based physician. Hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hemochromatosis, wilson's, the biliary cirrhosis family and autoimmune hepatitis are all manageable nowadays/. ...Read more

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Wuat are the consequences of having a bad liver?

Wuat are the consequences of having a bad liver?

Bad liver=cirrhosis: people with cirrhosis are are at risk for liver cancer, varices (big veins along the food tube that can rupture and bleed), ascites (fluid in the belly) and encephalopathy (confusion). any one of those can lead to death, so best to prevent having a 'bad liver'... ...Read more

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What kind of diet maybe helpful for bad liver, they told me to get on a diet, what foods should I avoid?

What's your problem?: I suspect you may have fatty liver but if not, sorry, my bad! if fatty liver is the case, the best diet would be one that is poor in fat, especially saturated one and rich in fiber that catches and eliminates it from the intestines. I give my patients a good rule - anything that is white or made out of white is full of fat or can easily be converted into it - eggs, milk (whole), flour, sugar, rice. ...Read more

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Can a bad liver cause salty taste in your mouth?

Hepatitis?: There are many potential causes of your symptom. Hepatitis is one that you should have ruled in or out. See your physician to perform a clinical exam and do the tests necessary to alleviate your symptom. Hepatitis is a serious disease and it is best not to delay your appointment. ...Read more

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For what reasons will a bad liver cause edema and blood clotting?

For what reasons will a bad liver cause edema and blood clotting?

See below: Liver failure is associated with edema (anasarca and ascites) as well as coagulopathies. There could be a window of time when you are hypercoagulable before your clotting system fails. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Is it dangerous to drink after receiving bad liver function test results?

Liver abnormal study: Yes it is not good to drink alcohol because alcohol is broken down in the liver and this will cause your liver to worsen. The main importance is to find out the cause of the liver abnormality. ...Read more