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Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Advanced scarring : most of the liver tissue has been replaced by scar. can lead to various end-stage complications like encephalopathy, ascites, varices and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 cirrhosis & fatty liver disease been askd 2 do a study called placebo controlled trial evaluating the safety of GS-6624.should l try it or not?

I have cirrhosis & fatty liver disease been askd 2 do a study called placebo controlled trial evaluating the safety of GS-6624.should l try it or not?

Your decision: Research studies done that follow ethical guidelines have some safety guidelines however possible adverse effects must be discussed and participation benefits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Can you tell me if a liver disease with cirrosis of liver is called eropathy-brain fog what is it?

Hepatic: Encephalopathy happens when liver fails and cannot clear ammonia from blood. Ammonia and other toxins affect the brain and interfere with the functioning of the brain. See these sites for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000302.Htm. ...Read more

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If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

If you have hep c in late stage is that called cirrosis? Can you take the medication :lansoprazole" if you have cirrosis of the liver?

Complicated : Lansoprazole is broken down by the liver and if the liver has cirrhosis and a lot of damage full doses may not be appropriate. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring and you can have a liver that still works pretty well or one that is failing (decompensation). It is important to be evaluated to see if there is cirrhosis. If so, all medications, incl over the counter, have to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you have cirrhosis of the liver and fatty liver disease at the same time?

Could you have cirrhosis of the liver and fatty liver disease at the same time?

Yes: Sometimes severe fatty liver can result in liver damage of nash (non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis) or nodular cirrhosis changes of the liver. ...Read more

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I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver, I have recently started taking l- arginine akg 5gram is this bad for my condition?

I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver, I have recently started taking l- arginine akg 5gram is this bad for my condition?

Not an issue for: Self-treatment. Cirrhosis is a serious illness and not an issue for self treatment. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Is stag 1 cirrhosis of the liver (due to alcohol) considered cancer. My meld (model for end stage liver disease) score is 9-10 according to my doctor?

Is stag 1 cirrhosis of the liver (due to alcohol) considered cancer.
My meld (model for end stage liver disease) score is 9-10 according to my doctor?

No: Liver cancer is a complication of hepatitis whether alcohol, infectious or other source. Nodular hyperplasia is a result of liver damage and difficult to differentiate from hepatocellular carcinoma. There are markers in the blood and ct/mri tests that can help. Eventually a biopsy may clarifiy the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

Are you sick?: Cirrhosis (liver scarring) and chronic liver disease may exist, even if the underlying disease (like alcohol use) is over. In this case, the presence of old disease is less important than the risk of progressive disease. Liver tests, viral counts, bipsies etc all help evaluate this risk. Test of current liver function (like Albumin and bleeding) are important to gauge current function. ...Read more

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How much alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

How much  alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

Alcohol: Difficult to answer, not knowing how much/how long, & what your liver function tests showed. ...Read more

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If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

If you have cirrhosis or liver disease, can your enzymes go back to normal levels?

Sometimes: It depends how bad the cirrhosis is. The liver is one of the body's best organs at regenerating. Also, a liver transplant can sometimes restore normal function. ...Read more

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