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Do You Need The Whole Liver To Do A Transplant
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
I would like to do a liver cleanse. Woukd you be abke to provide me with information on how to do a liver cleanse?
Unnecessary: You don't need to cleanse your liver. Your liver cleanses your body from various toxins but it's not like an air filter that you need to replace every few months. ...Read more
What do you advise for heart is diseased and infected so you replace it with a good heart, so why do you live shortly after the transplant?
Heart transplantatio: Heart transplantation requires that the patient be on lifetime anti-rejection medications. These have various side effects including infections, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension and other problems associated with them. It is possible to live a good length of life after transplant but on the average survival time is somewhat less than a normal life span. ...Read more
What to do if i want to donate, or at least be tested and put on a registry for the marrow. Where do I go?
Hospital blood banks: Most hospital labs are equiped for this. ...Read more
How do gastroenterologists decide which bowel prep to use? Do you get a choice or is it somehing that they get to decide and you don't get any choice?
ASK THEM: How chosen? Effectiveness and simplicity mainly, with a little personal choice based on what has seemed to work for a given doctor. Choice? Depends on the doctor, but never hurts to ask. Me the colon cancer patient will never drink supraprep again, not even if swapped for a date with a hollywood starlet. I prefer the 'lytely' products. Ask your doctor what options they can offer. ...Read more
Infants: 1 year old infants have received liver transplants. ...Read more
When you register to become an organ donor, do you also have to specify what type of organs you want to donate?
Up to you: When you sign up to be an organ donor you can specify what you want to donate. You do not have to specify however. ...Read more
Can you tell me if they want to check if cancer has spread to some other part of the body then what kind of scan would they do?
What kind of tests would you need to do if you wanted to check if your scarred inside the uterous from abortions?
Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weak heart muscle: If the heart muscle gets very weak for whatever reason, it may not be able to pump the blood adequately. Therefore if the problem is severe enough and does not improve with medication, sometimes they only treatment left is to remove the diseased heart and tranplant a healthy heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to have a gastric bypass done.Im just not sure where to start with the proccess.What steps in order do I take have this done?
What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?
Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...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
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