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What is the lifestyle recommended in fatty liver patients?

What is the lifestyle recommended in fatty liver patients?

Multiple: Lose weight, no alcohol, control diabetes.... A lot depends on your particular situation and what is causing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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How can diet alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

How can diet  alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

It can't : No diet will reverse the fibrotic changes of cirrhosis. I would recommend a well balanced healthy diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that and depends on how advanced, what treatments are possible and how the person's body responds to them. It can be upwards of a year in some cases (without transplant or other treatment), or so critical that it can be weeks to months. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

No: Most people do not develop these complications. In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the life expectancy for someone with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

Mange Carbs: If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood sugar. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. Carbohydrates have the most impact on your blood sugar levels. A local hospital dietician would be happy to talk w/ you. I do not think the liver would require any specific restrictions other than alcohol. Rj. ...Read more

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Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b .Would you recommend liver transplant or notnot?

Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b .Would you recommend liver transplant  or notnot?

See ur hepatologist: Diet for patients with liver disease in part depends on the cause of liver disease. In general, avoid things that can further aggravate liver injury, such as alcohol. Reduce fatty food intake, go easy on salt and watch protein intake. Eat smaller amounts more frequently. The decision regarding transplant depends on the cause of liver disease and symptoms. You should see a liver doctor. ...Read more

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Is lactulose helpful in advance stage liver cancer patients for removing toxicity from blood?

Is lactulose helpful in advance stage  liver cancer patients for removing toxicity from blood?

Useful in liver fail: Lactulose like you have suggested, is commonly used for the treatment of chronic liver failure due to cirrhosis. In your case, liver cancer has complicated this matter by adding another complication. So the value of Lactulose will be limited and questionable. yet it is relatively harmless especially if you have problem with constipation. ...Read more

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How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read more

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What are the dietary guidelines for post liver transplant patients?

What are the dietary guidelines for post liver transplant patients?

Moderation: A generally healthy diet is most important. Unless a specific genetic disease is present, most recipients should try to follow an overall moderate diet that is not typically american and not too rich in carbohydrates and fats. But with a new, healthy liver, there are no specific restrictions. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?

What is the prognosis of liver cirrhosis with stage 4 liver cancer? Why people with liver cirrhosis/liver cancer have low hemoglobin, red blood cells?

Need to ask your ono: Your oncologist can help. Anemia can be caused by blood loss(which is common in patients with cirrhosis(GI blood loss due to varices). Poor blood formation is also common(Anemia of chronic disease). Blood transfusion can help the pateint. Keep Hemoglobin near 10 Grams. There is some treatment for Liver cancer that could be tried(the medicine is called Nexavar(Sorafenib) ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

What would be the life expectancy for a person with advanced cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden elevation of liver levels in a patient with biliary cirrhosis on meds?

What can cause sudden elevation of liver levels in a patient with biliary cirrhosis on meds?

PBC Elevated LFT's: Primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) itself is a terminal cirrhotic state of liver, requiring liver transplant. There is not much ast & alt enzymes left in liver to go up. Certain insults, can expedite liver damage, by elevated lft's: medicines metabolized by liver, alcohol, an obstruction in porta hepatis, ? Malignancy, need to be considered. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

No: There are no therapies proven to improve cirrhosis. There are many therapies available to improve and control symptoms. If you have infectious hepatitis, treatment for this may improve disease a bit. ...Read more

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What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

What is an example of ast/alt levels for someone with cirrhosis of the liver?

Often normal: This is a very common point of confusion. Ast/alt reflect recent liver cell injury. A person who has ruined his liver with alcohol but is now sober may have normal ast/alt or perhaps even always did. In fact, apart from serum bilirubin and Albumin & some obscure tests, it's hard to know how the liver is actually working -- perhaps "how to you feel?" is still best? ...Read more

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What are treatments for cirrhosis of the liver?

What are treatments for  cirrhosis of the liver?

Transplant : Only real treatment is transplantation. That being said things can be done and medications prescribed that help minimize or manage systemic effects. ...Read more

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Could you have cirrhosis of the liver and fatty liver disease at the same time?

Could you have cirrhosis of the liver and fatty liver disease at the same time?

Yes: Sometimes severe fatty liver can result in liver damage of nash (non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis) or nodular cirrhosis changes of the liver. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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