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Doctor insights on: Degenerative Disease Of The Liver

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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Yes: Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration. This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible ( hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like parkinson's disease, . ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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MY MOM HAS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE. 9 YEARS AGO SHE HAD COMPLETE LIVER FAILURE. THE PAIN MEDS SHE HAS NOW INFLAMED HER LIVER.

MY MOM HAS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE. 9 YEARS AGO SHE HAD COMPLETE LIVER FAILURE. THE PAIN MEDS SHE HAS NOW INFLAMED HER LIVER.

Pain: It would be helpful to determine her pain generators for example if joints(facets) we can do a procedure with radio frequency to ablate the nerves to the joints. As far as meds Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be avoided otherwise most pain meds are not toxic to liver but might have to be adjusted properly ...Read more

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Can there be any way to fight an autoimmune disease of the liver?

Can there be any way to fight an autoimmune disease of the liver?

Yes: It requires close follow up by someone experienced in the problem so that appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I have hepatitis B, a disease of the liver. Lately, i have notice a strange, offensive odor coming from me. Why is this and How can i combat this odor?

I have hepatitis B, a disease of the liver. Lately, i have notice a strange, offensive odor coming from me. Why is this and How can i combat this odor?

Uremia: You should have a checkup by your regular doctor. You may be smelling ammonia or urea which may indicate a decreasing function of your liver or a progression to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are common diseases that affect the liver?

What are common diseases that affect the liver?

Lots: Viral hepatitis, diabetes, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancers, medications, and alcohol all can affect the liver. (to name a few). ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are diseases that affect the liver serious health risks?

Liver failure v. bad: Liver cancer, sclerosing cholangitis (body attacks bile ducts inside liver, cirrhosis (alcoholic or from other causes), hepatitis b can be serios & lead to liver failure, hepatitis c as well as a can be serious at times, liver flike infestation in asia & russia causes liver cancer, hydatid disease caused by tapeworm infestion when person is in close contact with an infected animal.All can b serious. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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I am having liver disease, what to do?

I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more