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Does Liver Disease Cause Diarrhea
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
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
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
I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?
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
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
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
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
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
What sort of liver diseases can cause fluctuating ALT levels from mild elevation to normal over 3 weeks? (alt 42, 57, 28)
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
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