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Doctor insights on: Chronic Liver Disease

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What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regarding this are that if the condition is not treated, it may progress to liver scarring, otherwise known as cirrhosis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Yes: Some with liver disease and cirrhosis develop pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. If your liver disease is related to alcoholism that will also lead to heart dilation and failure by itself. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Tip)

Treating Liver Failure

Find a support group; there is a liver failure support group on Facebook. Ask dietitian about diet. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

What are the most common symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that you develop something called "cirrhosis", or end stage liver disease, then many things will start happening, including jaundice (yellow skin/eyes), bleeding from your GI tract, confusion, fluid buildup in the abdomen and other things. ...Read more

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My aunts been diagnosed with chronic liver disease, she's in hepatic encephalopathy, she's also having 4.6 creatinine, what could be the cause?

My aunts been diagnosed with chronic liver disease, she's in hepatic encephalopathy, she's also having 4.6 creatinine, what could be the cause?

Too many: There are far too many possibilities to go into on a forum such as this. That would be an appropriate question for her treating physician. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Tip)

Treating Liver Failure

Please don't take anything that increase ammonium level. ...See more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

Elevations: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if you feel you have liver Dx. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic liver disease?

What are the tests for chronic liver disease?

1: Multiple blood tests to determine cause like hepatitis c, alcohol, iron overload etc., ultrasound and ct scan of liver and gold standard is liver biopsy. ...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