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Can You Drink Alcohol After A Liver Transplant
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Why can't you eat or drink grapefruit when taking antirejection medication after a liver transplant?
Lowers Drug Levels: Grapefruit causes special enzymes in the liver to become more active. These enzymes can cause accelerated breakdown of some of the medicines used to prevent rejection. If the drug levels drop unexpectedly, you could have a rejection episode and risk losing your transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inviting problems: Your new liver will be damaged just like your first liver. Alcohol also interacts with a wide variety of other medications which can result in serious toxicity. If you are getting intoxicated, you are more likely to forget to take your immunosuppression medications, and more likely to miss your doctor's appointments, and more likely to engage in other high risk behaviors. Just don't drink! ...Read more
Will an alcoholic who has been through rehab and quit drinking still be eligible for a liver transplant?
Lethal if alcoholic: For anyone who has an abnormal or unhealthy relationship with alcohol or other mood altering substance, one drink after liver transplant may be truly lethal, because it can initiate a pathway of decompensation. However, if the liver transplant recipient has never had such an abnormal relationship there may be no harm in having an occasional social drink. That amount of alcohol will be tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can neutropenia elevate liver enzymes? On August NEUT: 13, on December 54.7 % and ALT: 63 ->183 ->70 U/L. I don't drink alcohol neither I use meds.
I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?
I just had a liver MRI with contrast because I have some nudules. I habe drink 2 lts of water, its been 5 hours. Can I drink alcohol?
Worries me that you: Are being evaluated for liver nodules, something which alcohol can actually cause, and your first concern right after finishing the test is whether you can drink alcohol. Please talk fully with your doctor about your alcohol use - how many drinks, how often, for how long a time. If you have other kinds of liver problems, even if your drinking is not problematic, it isn't a good thing to add in. ...Read more
My doctor has told me my liver is boarder line. Slightly raised. What dose this mean. I don't drink alcohol. Only now and again thank you?
I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?
Gall bladder removal: Your fullness in your stomach may not have anything to do with your gall bladder removal and everything with your heavy drinking. You may have a gastritis of your stomach from the irritation from drinking. Stop the drinking to see if you will get better. Your stomach may take one or two weeks to heal. Add over the counter Prilosec which will help the healing process. ...Read more
Took 500mg of tylenol at 1pm Rarely take tylenol or drink alcohol but want to drink a few drinks at 7pm Liver enzymes normal 2 days ago. Will it be ok?
Women are more susceptible to the toxic effects of Tylenol and alcohol. Alcohol is a poison and it never did any body any good, ever, so stay away from it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Depends: As a general rule, first avoid heavy drink, which is for female not more than 2 drinks/day and for male not more than 3 or 4 drinks/day. If stabbed injury is severe causing liver enzymes to go high, avoid any alcohol or drugs that can cause further liver injury. If injury is mild, and once liver enzymes return and remain normal, you can drink socially, as long as no other liver disease. ...Read more
Alcohol liver injur: If you do not have a preexisting liver disease like hepatitis b orc, or alcoholic liver disease, then by drinking alcohol in moderation will not cause any major problem. But to be absolutely safe and to help the healing of the laceration, I will advice to refrain from alcohol till the laceration has had enough time to heal. You did not mention if you had surgical repair of the laceration or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be ok with my liver to drink alcohol on a certain day if I skipped my cymbalta (duloxetine) that day?
What can cause liver to be enlarged. BP is 110/74 other then being overweight my health is good blood work is normal rarely drink alcohol?
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
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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