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What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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What is the definition or description of: Cholestatic jaundice?

What is the definition or description of: Cholestatic jaundice?

Cholestatic Jaundice: cholestasis meansbile from liver is not able to come into intestine and initially you get itching and later on jaundice ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of cholestatic jaundice?

Several: They depend on cause and age of patient. In preterm infants, it is frequently from prolonged use of TPN and late start of feeds. Majority resolve. In some cases it can cause gall bladder sludge, gall stones or inflammation/infection of the plumbing system of the liver (cholangitis). In extreme cases, these patients can develop cirrhosis and chronic liver failure and may need liver transplant. ...Read more

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Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

It can: You are asking about cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) or mycophenolate, correct? Elevation of the liver enzyme transaminases sgot/ast and sgpt/alt is fairly common. Your physician knows about this and can guide you on what to do. ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more

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What is liver shrinkage?

What is liver shrinkage?

Likely Cirrhosis: I suspect you mean that the liver has become smaller. A liver which has cirrhosis will become smaller and shrunken. This is a bad sign of advanced disease. ...Read more

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Where is your liver ?

Where is your liver

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Right upper belly: The liver is in the right upper belly, actually protected by the lower ribs of the right side of the rib cage. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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What is a wraparound liver?

Wrap around liver: This is a normal variant where the left lobe of the liver is enlongated and wraps around the spleen. ...Read more

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What is good for the liver?

What is good for the liver?

Body respect: The liver is a cleaner for toxins, creates essential proteins, has a large part in digestion, and stores glycogen for energy. These are just a few of its vital functions. It is important to avoid fatty foods, excessive alcohol, street drugs, infections such as hepatitis A/B/C/D/E, and unhealthy diets. Drinking water and even coffee in moderation can help. Proper nutrition is essential. ...Read more

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What is a high riding liver?

What is a high riding liver?

Not a diagnosis: You should ask whoever told you someone had this, or whoever ordered the study if it was seen there, what it means to them. ...Read more

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How can the liver regenerate?

How can the liver regenerate?

Nicely if you let it: The liver's ability to self-heal is amazing. If a person who's been poisoned and lost 99% of the liver cells can be brought through the acute episode, the liver cells will have replaced themselves and the organ returned to near-normal in a few weeks. Don't get over-confident -- if the architecture is damaged (cirrhosis), the regeneration is useless. ...Read more

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What does the liver feel like?

What does the liver feel like?

Its firm...: ...but to better illustrate, envision it as a meaty organ predominantly under the ribs on the right side of the abdomen, reddish-brown in color, & rubbery to the touch. ...Read more

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What foods are good for liver?

Mediteranian diet: Avoid high carb, high fructose corn syrup and excess calorie. ...Read more

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Was is the best foods for liver?

Was is the best foods for liver?

Healthy living: There is no magic bullet for liver health. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is probably the best approach. ...Read more

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What foods are good for the liver?

Healthy diet: A low calorie, low fat, high fiber diet is best for overall health of the body and liver and alcohol should be limited to 2 'drinks' a day. A high fat/ high calorie diet promotes fatty liver disease, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. ...Read more