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Elevated lfts been on crestor (rosuvastatin) 1yr+ dr suspects liver damage worried crazy. Liver ultrasound schd 10 days. Is it serious?

Elevated lfts been on crestor (rosuvastatin) 1yr+ dr suspects liver damage worried crazy. Liver ultrasound schd 10 days. Is it serious?

Liver tests: Do you know whether your liver enzymes were normal before starting crestor (rosuvastatin)? If so then it is likely that the liver abnormalities will clear after weeks off Crestor (rosuvastatin) and there will be no permanent damage. Your physician will followup. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then i would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver ( with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

How to know if I have any signs of liver damage!?

Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc.. and discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause liver damage?

Does vicodin cause liver damage?

It can but not: because of the opiate in it - hydrocodone - but rather the acetaminophen (tylenol) that is also included in the pill. Some forms of combination pain pills had as much as 750 mg of tylenol in them, but recent FDA regulations require that no more than 325 mg of tylenol be in any single tablet of combination medications. More than 10 grams (20 extra strength pills) can be lethal, less with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can a spider bite cause liver damage?

Can a spider bite cause liver damage?

Why this question?: You live in NY state. Do you travel? There are no venomous spiders where you live. Actual spider bites are rare in USA. Erroneous diagnoses of "spider bites" are very common. What kind of spider? If you heard that a pop musician died 2 years after a spider bite, consider this in the same category as alligators in sewers. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Rosuvastatin (Definition)

Rosuvastatin is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more


Crestor (Definition)

Crestor is a HMG-CoA enzyme blocker which is a kind of cholesterol/lipid ...Read more