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How common is liver problems with lupus?

How common is liver problems with lupus?

Very uncommon: Liver disease is not a component of lupus but one can have a positive ANA in autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Lupus fatty liver advice please?

Lupus fatty liver advice please?

Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more

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How much does liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

How much does  liver damage, excessive pain medication, lupus, and previous miscarriages increase chances of a future occurrence?

Definite risk: Any miscarriage with sle increases the chance of another miscarriage. So do other pregnancy related problems. You should see a rheumatologist and a high risk obstetrician with sle experience and discuss the timing and risks of oregnancy for your individual problems. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Lupus is associated with autoimmune hepatitis, not nash (non-alcoholic fatty liver). Nash is commonly see in settings of obesity, excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol. Both entities can occur together when respective risk factors for both exist. ...Read more

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Lupus and fatty liver is it dangerous?

Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause liver scarring?

Can lupus cause liver scarring?

No: Lupus is unlikely to involve the liver. If you have significant liver disease and a positive ANA look for other causes such as viral or autoimmune hepatitis. ...Read more

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I have lupus sle. I have a fatty liver I have been told. what does this mean?

Hepatic steatosis: or fatty liver disease,...is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Diet and weight loss can help this condition. ...Read more

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I was recent diagnosed witj lupus which is attacking my liver and kidneys. Is methotrexate safe to take if my liver is already messed up?

I was recent diagnosed witj lupus which is attacking my liver and kidneys. Is methotrexate safe to take if my liver is already messed up?

Possibly not safe: Mtx should be avoided in active liver injury. It should also be avoided if you have abnormal renal function as it can accumulate in blood and cause increased toxicity. Would recommend discussing these issues with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will a liver transplant be affected by my lupus?

Will a liver transplant be affected by my lupus?

My help: It is unclear whether systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the cause of your liver disease. Liver involvement requiring liver transplantation is a rare complication of SLE, although there are specific issues related to SLE, in general, SLE activity is milder or controlled after transplant. SLE is an autoimmune disorder and the drugs used to treat SLE are often ones used to prevent rejection ...Read more

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Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Heterogenous.: Fatty liver is very difficult to predict but generally carries a pretty good prognosis - very very slowly progressive. Of course do need to prevent any other liver disease by restricting known toxins (alcohol and tylenol) and by getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more