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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth? What's the physiology equivalent?

Is gray's anatomy the best reference book for me to learn about my body more in depth? What's the physiology equivalent?

Gray's anatomy: Was first published in 1858! our understanding of anatomy hasn't changed that much over the centuries whereas our knowledge of physiology has progressed very rapidly. As such I'm not aware of a "classic" physiology textbook, and I would simply recommend checking out user reviews on amazon or b&n. As for anatomy, I found netter's to be more approachable than gray's. ...Read more

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Small lump on tubes (?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Small lump on tubes (?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy

Probably Normal: Sounds like you are feeling tiny lymph glans surrounding the vas deferens (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles to your seminal vesicles A good question to ask is "does it feel the same on both sides?? If YES its probably normal. If NO see your Primary Care Doctor. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What does this mean: Unusual contour to the posterior body of the pancreas which is likely a normal variation of pancreatic anatomy. This was on my ct?

What does this mean: Unusual contour to the posterior body of the pancreas which is likely a normal variation of pancreatic anatomy. This was on my ct?

Please!: Hi. Does "normal variation" ring a bell? It's normal! Why are you even concerning yourself with this? Some people are right-handed, some are left-handed, BOTH are normal. I think you might be among the worried well. Live healthily. ...Read more

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23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

23w5d ultrasound babies head measures 22 weeks and the rest of the body measured normal. Should I be worried. My doctor said brain anatomy was WNL

No: It is not uncommon for one parameter to lag a little behind or be a little ahead. They will follow carefully the growth through the next ultrasounds. Good Luck and enjoy your pregnancy! ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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Does liver regenerate as soon as alcohol out of body?

Does liver regenerate as soon as alcohol out of body?

Recovery: Some degree of recovery is possible depending on how much damage has been done - amount and length of abuse are important factors. ...Read more

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What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

What is the function of andrews liver salt in the body?

Pricey placebo: The stuff is a mix of magnesium sulphate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which may make you belch) and citric acid (for taste, I suppose). It won't touch your liver. It is a scam. Don't waste your money. If you are sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's required by law not to tell you outrageous untruths. ...Read more

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I am taking various anti-dipressants for over 10 years now. Can I continue? WIll it affect badly my body, (eg liver)?

I am taking various anti-dipressants for over 10 years now. Can I continue? WIll it affect badly my body, (eg liver)?

Antidepressants: You need to work closely with your prescribing physician on any dosing or medication changes. You certainly would not want to go cold turkey! ...Read more

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What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

Liver Functions: The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

See below: Under your left ribs. However if you have liver disease, it could extend below your belly button. ...Read more

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If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

If liver is located on right side then what could being hurting me on my left lower side of body?

Lower side: Usually when people have left lower side body/ abdominal aches, I think of the following, the ovaries, and the sigmoid colon usually are the common things. ...Read more

Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Anatomy (Definition)

Anatomy is the study of the human body, ...Read more