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Doctor insights on: Beta Blockers And Cirrhosis Of The Liver

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Home remedies to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

Home remedies to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

None known to me: Cirrhosis is considered irreversible in its advanced stages, but the exact point at which it becomes irreversible is unclear. Treatment objectives include slowing or reversing the progression of liver disease, preventing superimposed insults to the liver (alcohol cessation), preventing and treating any complications, and determining the appropriateness and best timing for liver transplantation. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis of the liver and need to know how or if e cigarette can hurt me?

I have cirrhosis of the liver and need to know how or if e cigarette can hurt me?

Yes, it can: Smoking increases the damage caused by injurious agents in liver disease. Several studies have shown association of increased liver damage with smoking in patients with alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis, as well as fatty liver disease. If you have cirrhosis, do yourself a favor and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Which symptoms might a person experience in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

What are the symptoms of someone in stage 6 of cirrhosis of the liver and also, what is the prognosis?

See the site listed : Below: prognosis is not good. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver.

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What to tell me about stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

What to tell me about stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

See below: Different people have different course, but cirrhosis is a progressive illness without well described stage that are accepted by medical community. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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How much do you have to drink to get cirrhosis of the liver?

Not universal: Not all patients who drink heavily develop alcoholic liver disease. However, the doctor can undoubtedly warn the patient who already has any form of alcoholic liver disease that continued alcohol use virtually guarantees that the disease will persist and likely worsen. Although many variables come into play, i believe a rough estimate of a chronic, heavy drinker getting cirrhosis is 30-40%. ...Read more

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Is stevia safe for someone suffering with cirrhosis of the liver?

Unknown: Because stevia is eliminated via liver deconjugation, to the extent that this pathway is compromised by cirrhosis would argue against stevia's safety. Caution is advised and discussion with a gastroenterologist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can I get cirrhosis of the liver by drinking pepsi or coke?

Can I get cirrhosis of the liver by drinking pepsi or coke?

No: Am aware of no known association. Unless you are putting rum into the coke, that is........ ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that and depends on how advanced, what treatments are possible and how the person's body responds to them. It can be upwards of a year in some cases (without transplant or other treatment), or so critical that it can be weeks to months. Ask your doctor. ...Read more