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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read more

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Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Amino acids synthesi: Protein is necessary for the body to synthesize 13 Amino Acids and to break down polypeptide molecules into the nine essential Amino Acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. Collectively, these acids constantly work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body also uses protein to produce hemoglobin. ...Read more

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What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

What are the causes of liver disease and are they affected by alcohol consumption?

Too many to say: But, consumption of alcohol can increase your risks of liver related illness. Viral infections (hepatitis, cmv) as well as bacteria and parasites can cause liver damage. Poor nutrition can lead to problems as well. Patients can develop live failure if they have "shock" from any cause (blood, loss, infection, injury). Ethanol makes the liver more susceptible to damage. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

None: Shaken baby syndrome is intentional or unintentional child abuse, can easily differentiated from a disease process that cause bleeding , fractures etc. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

None: I have never heard of a liver disease, which gives the same symptoms as "shaken baby" syndrome. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

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Although unlikely, how can Accutane cause liver disease, and which types? Does monitoring one's liver profile keep one safe from developing these?

Although unlikely, how can Accutane cause liver disease, and which types? Does monitoring one's liver profile keep one safe from developing these?

Accutane: The metabolism of the drug by your liver cells can damage them. Monitoring their functioning will not stop the damage unless you stop taking the med once evidence of damage shows up!! ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.

Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.

? Safe: I remove tattoos using lasers every day. The ink is located in your dermis about 2mm below the skin. The ink can cause allergic reactions and make immune bumps called granulomas and can get infected. It is in question whether yellow ink is associated with skin cancer. They do not seem to make chronic illness or cause neurological problems. It is possible to get infections if placed unsterile. ...Read more

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Can liver disease CAUSE cholesterol to go high? A year ago, mine was very low, now it is very high. Liver values (AST) slightly elevated for 1st time

Can liver disease CAUSE cholesterol to go high?  A year ago, mine was very low, now it is very high. Liver values (AST) slightly elevated for 1st time

No. : Elevated cholesterol levels as a part of metabolic syndrome can be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), opposed to liver disease causing elevated cholesterol levels. In fact, patients with advanced liver disease may actually have lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more


Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurologic Problems (Definition)

Neurologic problems are conditions where there has been damage to the brain and/or nerves, causing symptoms that relate to ...Read more