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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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I have fatty liver disease. I am now exercising and eating right. However, since I started exercising I've started getting diarrhea. Is this normal?

I have fatty liver disease.  I am now exercising and eating right.  However, since I started exercising I've started getting diarrhea.  Is this normal?

Not really: Certainly, you have taken steps to improve your health, and eating healthier should not cause diarrhea. You may have been used to eating a different diet, and now your body needs to get regulated to the healthier input. Playing detective and changing the amount of fiber in your diet can help as well, to hopefully improve the loose stools. If it persists, then see a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Father has liver disease and has been having terrible stomach cramping and diarrhea for the past 3-4 days.?

My Father has liver disease and has been having terrible stomach cramping and diarrhea for the past 3-4 days.?

Doctor evaluation: Hi. I understand your concern. His symptoms may or may not be related to his liver disease. He should see his hepatologist, because gastroenterologists are best suited to determine what's going on, and offer the best treatment. Good luck to him! ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Itching cause by liver disease?

Itching cause by liver disease?

Yes: If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable. I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation. ...Read more

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What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

What are causes of encephalopathy in liver diseases?

Ammonia: Ammonia is the waste product that is normally utilized by a healthy liver. When the liver is sick, it will not process ammonia and it will poison the brain. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease: The most common cause of fatty liver disease is being overweight. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen primarily in the liver. Etoh can contribute to fatty liver due to the excess carbohydrates being consumed. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about what to do for skin problem caused by liver disease?

Depends: This really depends on the specific problem you are having. If the liver disease os treatable then it is possible that associated skin problems can improve or resolve. Both your gastroenterologist and dermatologist can help answer this for you. ...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?

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

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What could cause me to die from liver disease?

What could cause me to die from liver disease?

Easy: By drinking alcohol all the time, poor nutrition, sustenance (drugs) abuse. Getting hepatitis by syringe sharing, staying next to toxic dumps will get liver diseases and certain parasite infections. . If avoids all these chance of getting liver disease is slim. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer... ...Read more

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Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Unlikely: While it is certainly true that people with jaundice have itching, itching alone is not commonly seen with simple liver disease. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Yes: Yes it can specially advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

What kind of liver diseases are caused by alcohol?

Cirrhosis, hepatitis: Chronic, excessive alcohol use can cause acute alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease and ultimately lead to cirrhosis of the liver. Liver cancer can occur as well once cirrhosis has developed. ...Read more

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What is another cause of liver disease apart from alcohol?

Liver Diseases: This is a good question.
The common causes of liver disease are
1. Fatty infiltrates from obesity and excess sugars
2. Infection, most commonly with hepatitis b and c.
3. Toxic side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications (especially tylenol).

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. ...Read more

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What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)

What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)

Liver Toxins: This is usually seen in infection (hepatitis or hiv); or from medications both prescribed and over the counter (most common is tylenol (acetaminophen) over use) and alcohol. ...Read more

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Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Does liver disease cause parotid swelling?

Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read more

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Does fatty liver disease cause pain on right side under ribs?

Does fatty liver disease cause pain on right side under ribs?

No: But a bad gall bladder can cause that type of pain. You should get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.

Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.

Fatty liver painless: Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically.
Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein?
You must see a liver specialist- gastroenterologist.
In the meantime lose weight. Avoid fructose, sucrose,trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oils. Choose foods rich in lysine- Google for details or drhoffman.com
Other supplements are omega3 fish oil capsules, Beet root, Vitamin B complex ...Read more

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Do fatty liver disease cause higher bac levels than normal person? My friend had 3 drinks in 6 hrs and had 0.11 bac. Wasn't aware of his fatty liver.

Do fatty liver disease cause higher bac levels than normal person? My friend had 3 drinks in 6 hrs and had 0.11 bac. Wasn't aware of his fatty liver.

Most likely: Does fatty liver cause a higher blood alcohol level than normal yes. Is your friend may be an alcoholic. Fatty liver can occur when too much alcohol is consumed on a chronic basis. Over time less of the liver functions. When less of the liver works the breakdown of alcohol slows. See a doctor with your friend, no alcohol consumption for any driver is the new goal it impairs driving. ...Read more

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What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

What liver disease causes yellow eyes?

Many: Almost any liver issue can ultimately include jaundice or yellow eyes. This would include biliary obstruction, hepatitis, and cirrhosis to name a few broad areas. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What kind hepatitis?: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more

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Do any liver diseases cause blood clots?

Do any liver diseases cause blood clots?

Portal vein thrombus: Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver with irreversible liver damage, from alcohol or viral hepatitis or fatty liver or other causes) increases the risk of a clot in the portal vein which can cause bleeding from dilated veins (varices) in the esophagus or stomach. Cancers including of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, which can be a complication of cirrhosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Why does protein deficiency cause liver disease?

Amino acids synthesi: Protein is necessary for the body to synthesize 13 Amino Acids and to break down polypeptide molecules into the nine essential Amino Acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. Collectively, these acids constantly work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body also uses protein to produce hemoglobin. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more