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What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels, should be eval. By a GI doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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 is the life expectancy for 60 year old man esrd, end-stage liver disease, hypertension?

What is the life expectancy for 60 year old man esrd, end-stage liver disease, hypertension?

serious: You describe a very serious situation. One can't always predict longevity in people but with two major organ systems failing, long term survival isn't probable. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

What is the life expectancy with suspected liver disease like hep a?

Excellent: Hepatitis a is seldom fatal, although there are some cases. Once you have recovered you are immune and should have a normal life-expectancy. Hep b and hep c, however, are another story. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

What is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer.  PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?

Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more

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What does end stage liver disease mean?

What does end stage liver disease mean?

Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more

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What should I know about end stage liver disease?

What should I know about end stage liver disease?

Cirrhosis: End-stage liver disease or cirrhosis is a condition in which most of liver cells have been lost. Here is a video that should help you understand this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/cirrhosis-58020983. ...Read more

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Advice for patients with end stage liver disease?

Need a doc: If you have end stage liver disease you need to be under the care of ideally a gastroenterologist with an interest in liver disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about effect of alcoholic on end stage liver disease?

Very bad: Alcohol is a very potent toxin to the liver. Although the liver has amazing healing abilities , when it is end-stage, it cannot tolerate such issult for long ...Read more

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Which treatment's are available for end stage liver disease?

Serious illness: I suggest you check out the center to advance palliative care, online. Your question is too complicated to answer in 400 words. They have a lot of great youtube videos if you prefer voice to written materials. ...Read more

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What treatments are available if you have end stage liver disease?

What treatments are available if you have end stage liver disease?

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is a condition in which most of functioning liver cells are lost. There are various treatment options available. Here is a video that explains the condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/cirrhosis-58020983. ...Read more

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Mother has end stage liver disease, what to do?

Mother has end stage liver disease, what to do?

Time for closure: Times like this are times to express thanks, to forgive, to remember the good times. Mom should be allowed to decide when to stop the aggressive treatment and opt for palliative care. I am going to assume she is not a transplant candidate. I'm glad you both had advance notice and if you plan, her passing can be a positive experience. ...Read more

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What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read more

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End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more

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What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

Varies: End stage liver disease as the name suggests is the endpoint of any number of chronic liver diseases and its timing depends on the particular condition leading upto it and also what treatments and interventions are being done.There is no particular age when it shows up.Without having any information on the particular liver disease, lab work etc , it would be impossible to give you an age. ...Read more

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How long would my sister have with end stage liver disease?

Esld: Decompressed cirrhosis -death within 2 years.Most common cause of death are-liver failure, overwhelming infection, kidney failure, liver cancer(hepatocellular) and encephalopathy( brain swelling amongst others).Infected pt 30 percent die within 1 month, another 30 percent die by 1yr.Older age, low sodium ( less than 126) there are many other factors needs to be considered in order to narrow down. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs ! i need more information such as, bilirubin , albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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