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Degenerative Disease Of The Liver
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Yes: It requires close follow up by someone experienced in the problem so that appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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