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Cirrhosis Of The Brain
Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?
Encephalopathy happens when liver fails and cannot clear ammonia from blood. Ammonia and other toxins affect the brain and interfere with the functioning of the brain. See these sites for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.Htm. ...Read more
Brain stroke. Severe hypotension. Enceplopathy. Cirohsis. Infection due to aspiration. LFT deranged. Bilirubin 5.left side very weak. Pl advice?
See a doc/ER: You are describing very serious issues - see your doc or go to the ER now. ...Read more
Cirohsis, bilirubin 4.2, heart EF 20-25%, brain stroke, left side weak, BP is very low, stable with saline sol. Pulse fluctuating. Pl advice?
Severe illness: This is multiorgan failure, and the outlook is not great, but the only way to assess this is to be the doctor in charge of managing the patient. In addition to determining the therapy there should be discussions on end of life decision making. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Scars in the liver: Chronic inflammation of liver cells can result in permanent scarring to develop in the liver. This is called cirrhosis. Common causes are excess alcohol intake, viral hepatitis infection, certain drugs and hereditary diseases. Blood tests to check liver function and ultrasound examination can help evaluate the overall health of the liver. ...Read more
Many Things: Hepatitis c, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse are the most common causes. Other causes include blockage of the bile duct can cause biliary cirrhosis, inherited diseases such as: cystic fibrosis glycogen storage diseases, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, and wilson's disease. ...Read more
Several: In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more
Quick response Yes: Cirrhosis is advanced liver inflammation with the multitude of complications that you see with it and none of them are great to experience. Fatty live disease on the other is mild liver enzyme elevation that you see due to the deposition of fat in the liver. Tend to see it in heavier set people. ...Read more
Very few early signs:
Sadly, many have no awareness until the liver is quite damaged and those symptoms incl appetite/weight loss - weakness and fatigue. But read this article and have an exam/lab tests if you are concerned. Http://www. Mdjunction. Com/forums/cirrhosis-discussions/general-support/3207200-your-earliest-signs-symptoms-of-liver-disease
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Unfortunately. ..: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more
It can be: Both large and small fiber neuropathies can be associated with liver cirrhosis, but the question is whether this is because of the etiology of the cirrhosis (such as chronic alcoholism) or because of the cirrhosis itself. Regardless, evaluation by a neurologist and electrophysiologic studies can clarify. ...Read more
No: It is unusual for a patient with cirrhosis to have normal liver enzymes. Usually the high liver enzymes are what prompts further liver testing like ultrasound and eventually biopsy to make a diagnosis of cirrhosis. ...Read more
2. Hepatitis c & b
3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more
Need more info: Stage 3 = bridging fibrosis (scarring of the liver) which is the stage before cirrhosis = stage 4, so stage 3 is not cirrhosis, however you could have had complications like fluid build up (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), vomiting blood (esophageal varices) that might make your "stage 3" an underestimate (meaning you might be close to stage 4). Discuss with your liver doctor! ...Read more
Different people have different course, but cirrhosis is a progressive illness without well described stage that are accepted by medical community. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more
Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis C) or alcohol related, . Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. Fatty liver disease is becoming more prevalent and can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more