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How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

Are you sick?: Cirrhosis (liver scarring) and chronic liver disease may exist, even if the underlying disease (like alcohol use) is over. In this case, the presence of old disease is less important than the risk of progressive disease. Liver tests, viral counts, bipsies etc all help evaluate this risk. Test of current liver function (like Albumin and bleeding) are important to gauge current function. ...Read more

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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more

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I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Am I eligible for transplant on medicare?

I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Am I eligible for transplant on medicare?

Maybe: It depends on your degree of cirrhosis. The cause of the disease, your other health factors, and if it iscirrhosis from alcohol you most prove a certain length of sobriety. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Maintain a normal blood pressure
Once
Avoid large protein intake
Once
Drink fluids
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How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Bruising?: When you get cirrhosis you tend to bruise easier, so if it looks like a bruise then that is expected. If it look red or swollen has someone check it. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Have kidney image exam
Yearly
Get BP checked
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Control BP to less than 130/80
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Eat a low-salt diet
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Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w

Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy  (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w

Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely controlled with the current therapy. Check your Tegretol level, liver function, sodium, magnesium, calcium, Vit D and Tegretol 10-11 epoxide. Consider a different approach to seizure prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?

Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
Maintain a healthy weight is important to provide kidney protection
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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

12: Liver cirrhosis is the final result of all forms of liver injury which are commonly alcohol, hepatitis c, b, certain drugs etc. Non-alcoholic liver disease is another form of liver injury which is a result of excessive fat deposition in liver cells and can result in liver cirrhosis in later stages. In earlier stages it will be causing liver inflammation also known as steatohepatitis. ...Read more

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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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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

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