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Enlarged Liver From Alcohol
What to do if I have an enlarged liver, should I abstain from alcohol completely. I am in so much pain too?
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
Fatty liver, enlarged liver the same? Also if cause by alcohol if a person stops is it reversible?
Usually the same: Good chance if you stop dirinking, the liver has a lot of possibilities to improve with time ...Read more
What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?
Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes enlarged liver (20.5cm) with normal LFTs? Only abnormal labs in ER were low creatinine (0.5) and low BUN (5). No masses on CT. 24yo, BMI 25, no etoh. What should I ask my dr next week?
Enlarged liver: As a start, someone needs to reevaluate that test and determine what portion of the liver was measured. 20 cm at the midclavicular line is large, but it is not in other planes. In the US, the most likely reason would be fatty liver, which is supported by the BMI of 25, which the NIH would say is overweight, but you need to be evaluated by a hepatologist to be sure nothing else is missed. ...Read more
Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more
Yes indeed: Some guys have an extra lobe to the liver that makes it feel big. Emphysema patients have their liver pushed low by their lungs, making it seem big. Otherwise, we need to find the cause. Anything from alcohol to lack of exercise / NASH / prediabetes to chronic hepatitis to hemochromatosis to (don't miss this) wilson's to some others. ...Read more
A normal one: No restrictions are needed, really.Get a more detailed answer ›
Enlarged Liver: No enlarged liver does not rupture and you can not die from it by rupture. But you need to find out the cause of the liver enlargement.Liver can be enlarged dut disease in the liver or due to a systemic condition and you need to see your doctor and find the cause and get treated. You should abstain from drinking alcohol and be careful taking certain meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) etc. See your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Without knowing a complete history and performing a thorough exam, it's impossible to know what is causing your son's enlarged liver. There are many possible causes of this, including viruses, fat metabolism or storage disorders, impaired venous outflow, biliary tract disorders, and many others. You should consult your child's pediatrician to discuss this. ...Read more
Many ideas: It may well be unrelated. If the heart or lungs fail, the liver tends to enlarge because of extra blood. Acute drug hepatitis would usually render the person jaundiced as well. ...Read more
A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, poor diabetes management, or other medical or medication induced liver changes. May be an incidental and clinically insignificant finding. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult population), is typically seen in association with obesity, high cholesterol, alcohol excess, and diabetes. Distinguish steatosis (normal liver function tests and no inflammation) versus steatohepatitis (elevated liver functions with inflammation). ...Read more
Yes, here's more...: Felty's syndrome is characterized bycombination of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly & neutropenia. Sufferers may also experience fever, weight loss, fatigue, anemia, low platelets, vasculitis, discoloration of skin (esp. Of leg), ulcers on lower leg, &/or abnormally large liver (hepatomegaly). ...Read more
Lower estrogen: This is linked to a gene that affects cell signalling. It may be influenced by cadmium which itself interacts with estrogen. In the perimenopausal period there are swings in estrogen. Iodine is one potential blocker, vit e succinate, a low fat, high vegetable diet, with lots of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Eating 6 meals, relaxing, and moving, taking enough vit d may help. ...Read more
How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. I'm just concerned
No answer: We believe the fatty livers due to being overweight however that's not the case all the time we know many individuals who are not obese but still have abnormal livers however it is absolutely a certainty that if you're overweight and chances are you'll have a fatty liver therefore losing weight can only help the situation as always please use exercise proper nutrition and diet is your appropriate rules for living a good life. ...Read more
ALT has been mildly elevated (76) for 4 months. US showed no fat but did show a mildly enlarged liver. What are causes? Not a drinker.
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How to heal the enlarged liver? This enlargement is due to over using of vinegar and there might be other problems that trigger this liver to enlarge
Depends on cause: There are many causes of enlarged liver and you need to know the cause in order to find the correct treatment. For example if it is a viral hepatitis there may be treatment for that. If it is fatty liver then lowering cholesterol and losing weight would help. See your doctor to find the cause. In the mean time avoid all alcohol and acetaminophen. ...Read more
Enlarged liver. Can I take Ketoconazole? Dr. Prescribed. Asked if I had liver problems. Said no. Don't know if enlargement is considered liver problem
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. Large liver can also be due to cysts, benign and malignant tumors, and congestion related to right-sided heart failure. Rare causes include blood disorders, thyroid disease, and bile duct obstruction. There are many other possible causes. ...Read more
Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more