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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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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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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

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Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Why does anemia cause progression of chronic kidney disease?

Reversed sequence: Progression of chronic kidney disease results in development of anemia because kidney is no longer able to produce erythropoietin, a hormone enhancing red blood cell production from bone marrow. ...Read more

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Why does kwashiorkor cause liver enlargement?

Why does kwashiorkor cause liver enlargement?

Fatty Liver: Protein-calorie malnutrition diseases may be associated with low serum Albumin (protein) and "fatty" livers...Enlarged...Because of decreased release of fats into the bloodstream to form certain types of proteins (lipoproteins). ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a cause liver failure?

Can hepatitis a cause liver failure?

In some cases: Usually, hepatits a goes away on its own, completely resolving within 3-6 months. However, those with chronic liver disease, especially chronic hepatitis c, are prone to liver failure from hepatitis a. Age also plays a role- children are often asymptomatic while adults can vary from mild disease to liver failure. Death has occurred from hep a. ...Read more

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How does kidney failure cause nausea?

How does kidney failure cause nausea?

Complex: Anemia (low blood cell count) commonly occurs in kidney failure and can cause nausea. More commonly, the uremic toxins (that the kidney normally filters), accumulate which suppresses appetite, causes, nausea, and can also cause confusion. ...Read more

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Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Complex: Chronic immune mediated inflammation of the glomeruli (filtering units), does them in over time and causes loss of ability to clear the daily toxin and water load. ...Read more

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Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal kidneys. Proteins are broken down and then removed through the kidneys. Therefore, high protein diets tend to make the kidneys work harder and should be avoided in patients with preexisting kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can porphyria cause high bilirubin?

Can porphyria cause high bilirubin?

Might occur: Some variants of porphyria can affect the liver and cause abnormal liver testing. You can get answers by analyzing your urinary and serum porphyrin levels, and this could allow interventional approaches to bring under full control. ...Read more

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Does anyone know cause of liver failure?

Does anyone know cause of liver failure?

Man causes: From viral hepatitis with one or more of 8 or more viruses, alcohol, fatty liver disease, and others. The liver is one of the more resilient organs in our bodies, but it has its limits. ...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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How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

How frequently does rhabdomyolysis lead to kidney failure?

Variable: Depends on the degree of muscle injury/breakdown and whether the patient was adequately hydrated and acidosis was adequately treated in the acute episode. Mannitol is used as a diuretic to maintain maximal urinary flow to avoid injury to the kidney as well. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Can paracetamol cause liver failure?

Yes but: If taken more than the recommended dose. Protection can be gotten from taking n acetyl cysteine along with the paracetamol. ...Read more

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Why does kidney disease cause anemia? Epo?

Why does kidney disease cause anemia? Epo?

Anemia in CKD: Chronic kidney disease (ckd) anemia is caused by the diseased kidneys not being able to make the hormone, erythropoietin (e). E stimulates the bone marrow to make new red blood cells. Epogen (epoetin alfa) is a man made drug that replicates e's affects on the bone marrow and is given to both CKD and dialysis patients to treat their anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...Read more


Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Porphyria (Definition)

Metabolic disorders caused by abnormalities in the synthesis of heme, the portion of hemoglobin which carries the iron inside red blood cells. Symptoms can range from light sensitivity to liver failure to nerve damage to bouts of terrible pain.Special testing is required to ...Read more