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Doctor insights on: Does Iodine Prevent Liver Damage If You Are Exposed To Radiation

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Does iodine prevent liver damage if you are exposed to radiation?

Does iodine prevent liver damage if you are exposed to radiation?

No: Potassium iodide (ki) tablets only protect the thyroid against the harmful effects of radioactive iodine isotopes that may be in the environment after a nuclear bomb or accident at a nuclear reactor. It does not protect against other sources of radiation, and does not protect other organs from exposure to radioactive fallout. ...Read more

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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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What vitamins or supplements should I take to help prevent liver damage from drinking?

What vitamins or supplements should I take to help prevent liver damage from drinking?

Don't drink so much: There are no pills/supplements/treatments that "protect" your liver from alcohol. None. If you're drinking so much that you're worried about your liver, then you're drinking too much. The only way to protect your liver from the damage done by excessive alcohol consumption is to curtail your alcohol consumption, because early on, the damage is reversible. Contact your doctor for help or call a.A. ...Read more

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What I should do I have hapetitis c fatty liver thyroid and iodine radiation done?

What I should do I have hapetitis c fatty liver thyroid and  iodine radiation done?

Fatty liver hepC: Thyroid if treated with rai can be easily stabilized and kept normal with some attention hep c will need to be treated if causing aggressive inflammatory changes in liver fatty liver is due to bad diet rich in calories though some medicines can be used best is to loose weight exercise and decrease or no alcohol monitor lft regular higher chance of cirrohosis and hepatic tumour in future. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

Liver damage: Some are spider nevi, palmar erythema, nail changer, finger deformity from contractures, gynecomastia, osteoarthropathy, impotence/infertility/testicular atrophy, large spleen/liver, fluid in abdomen (ascites), musty odor in breath, jaundice, weakness/fatigue/wt. Loss. ...Read more

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Does antabuse (disulfiram) cause liver damage?

Does antabuse (disulfiram) cause liver damage?

Antabuse (disulfiram) & Liver: Hepatitis can occur after weeks or months of starting Antabuse (disulfiram). Baseline liver function tests are needed before starting Antabuse (disulfiram). ...Read more

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What are the signs of liver damage caused by HIV medication?

What are the signs of liver damage caused by HIV medication?

LFT's: Elevated liver function tests (alt, ast and ggt). Just because medications are started that are cleared through the liver (protease inhibitors)'doesn't necessarily mean there will be dysfunction. Is important to try and minimize all meds that get cleared through the liver (statins for example if possible). Avoiding alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) is very important. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Portal hypertension: It is typically the other way around. The liver has an amazing dual blood supply. Lack of flow is almost never a problem. Alcohol will damage the liver until high pressure from scar results, called portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more