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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Explain the condition called liver inflammation.?

Explain the condition called liver inflammation.?

Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis and there are many causes: alcohol, drugs / medications, viral infections (hepatitis a, b, c), autoimmune disorders (autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis), and metabolic disorders (non-alcoholic fatty liver dz, wilson dz, hemochromatosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Important to see a hepatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for liver inflammation?

What can be done for liver inflammation?

Stop the cause: Liver inflammation is associated with so many things, from alcohol, to viral infections, to inherited diseases, to having diabetes. Therefore, knowing what is causing it, can then be eliminated or decreased to treat it. Is it related to alchol? Stop or decrease drinking? If you have an infection, they should be treated. Hereditary diseases are more challenging to manage. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid if you already have liver inflammation?

What foods to avoid if you already have liver inflammation?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver inflammation and its treatment?

What is fatty liver inflammation and its treatment?

Inflammation: Fat deposition in the liver with associated inflammation and fibrosis. If not from alcohol, treatment options include weight loss and vitamin e. ...Read more

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How can I reduce liver inflammation due to nafl?

How can I reduce liver inflammation due to nafl?

Lose weight: Diet and exercise are paramount. If you are diabetic, control you sugar. Control your cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with liver inflammation?

Can you please list the risks associated with liver inflammation?

Many & depends on: Cause. Minor liver inflammation with viral illnesses, such as mono usually recovers completely. Inflammation due to hepatitis virus and alcohol are more likely to lead to permanent damage and may result in chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to eat, if you have liver inflammation already?

What is a good diet to eat, if you have liver inflammation already?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

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What are the other causes of liver inflammation besides too much beer?

What are the other causes of liver inflammation besides too much beer?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat liver inflammation? How good are the treatments?

What can you do to treat liver inflammation?  How good are the treatments?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more