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Diet End Stage Liver Disease
Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
With fatty liver disease and a clean diet with exercise, is it okay to eat out once a month or so? Or is that dangerous?
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more
I found out I have fatty liver disease in march. I have changed my diet. I lose about ten lbs a month. Could this be from something worse? I walk 2-3 times a week
Biliary colic : Gallstone attacks/biliary colic is right sided, above the umbilicus, lasts 20 minutes or longer, associated with nausea and occasional vomiting. A fatty liver can mimic gallstone attacks. If your fatty liver is improved with medical therapy and your symptoms persist, go for a surgery consult. Cholecystitis or gallstones can be dangerous to your overall health. ...Read more
What specific nutrients are beneficial to liver diseases patients and why? Should they consume low/high protein diets?
Results also mentioned about more than 1 nodule. Also, fatty infiltration & hemangioma. Does this mean i have fatty liver (disease? ) do i have to be on a special diet?
See note: Not sure about the nodule without seeing the actual report. Fatty infiltration and fatty liver are usually the same; however, in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) we typically see elevated liver enzymes, cholesterol, insulin resistance, and other changes. No need for a special diet but if you're overweight/obese, the best thing to do is to eat healthy, lose weight and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more
3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read more
Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing its job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: End-stage liver disease or cirrhosis is a condition in which most liver cells have been lost. Here is a video that should help you understand this condition: http://www.Laendo. Net/english/cirrhosis-58020983. ...Read more
Varies: End stage liver disease as the name suggests is the endpoint of any number of chronic liver diseases and its timing depends on the particular condition leading upto it and also what treatments and interventions are being done. There is no particular age when it shows up. Without having any information on the particular liver disease, lab work etc, it would be impossible to give you an age. ...Read more
Esld: Decompressed cirrhosis -death within 2 years. Most common cause of death are-liver failure, overwhelming infection, kidney failure, liver cancer(hepatocellular) and encephalopathy(brain swelling amongst others). Infected pt 30 percent die within 1 month, another 30 percent die by 1yr. Older age, low sodium (less than 126) there are many other factors needs to be considered in order to narrow down. ...Read more
Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs! I need more information such as, bilirubin, albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more
Serious illness: I suggest you check out the center to advance palliative care, online. Your question is too complicated to answer in 400 words. They have a lot of great youtube videos if you prefer voice to written materials. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is a condition in which most of functioning liver cells are lost. There are various treatment options available. Here is a video that explains the condition: http://www.Laendo. Net/english/cirrhosis-58020983. ...Read more
Time for closure: Times like this are times to express thanks, to forgive, to remember the good times. Mom should be allowed to decide when to stop the aggressive treatment and opt for palliative care. I am going to assume she is not a transplant candidate. I'm glad you both had advance notice and if you plan, her passing can be a positive experience. ...Read more
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What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?
Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more
I'm still worried and convinced I have end stage liver disease despite having two normal fibroscan readings and a contrast MRI? Freaking out daily.
If your liver function tests and radiology studies are normal and your hepatitis A B C are negative, perhaps you are obsessing about liver disease as a sign of mental stress
that is expressing itself in the form of disease obssesion.
There are medications that can help you with this behavior ...Read more
What can I do if my dad has end-stage liver disease/ liver failure (cirrhosis) how long does he have?
serious: You describe a very serious situation. One can't always predict longevity in people but with two major organ systems failing, long term survival isn't probable. ...Read more
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