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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 first sign of liver damage from medication?

What is the first sign of liver damage from medication?

Blood tests: You definitely want to catch damage before there are any signs of damage. Thus anyone prescribing medication that can be harmful to the liver will recommend regular blood testing to watch for any liver troubles. ...Read more

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Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Is eating ice a sign of liver problems?

Eating ice: No eating ice means you have a condition known as pica. Pics can be caused by anemic conditions so see your doctor for blood work ...Read more

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Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Is having velvety skin a possible sign of liver problems?

Very unlikely: If you are diabetic, it is more of a sign of poorly controlled diabetes. If you are not, you need to see a dermatologist for it is difficult to comment on a rash unless a picture is available. A petechial rash may be more worrisome. ...Read more

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I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

I have a family history of liver problems, is the risk of liver problems worth blood thinning benefit?

Not related: Blood thinners don't cause liver problems. The action of blood thinners occurs in the liver. It doesn't harm the liver. If you need a blood thinner, you need a blood thinner! ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby. ...Read more

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What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

What are classic early signs of kidney damage and what are common causes of kidney damage leading to failure?

Signs of kidney dama: There are no classic signs of kidney damage, kidney damage can occur silently. Recurrent uti's, specially pyelonephritis can lead to chronic kidney damage, long standing obstruction of the urinary tract, urinary reflux into the kidneys, congenital and hereditary abnormalities like polycystic kidneys, congenital obstruction (upj), glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the early warning signs of kidny failure?

What is the early  warning  signs of kidny failure?

Kidney failure: Many times there are no early signs. One sign to watch for is leg swelling and fluid retention. A blood test can detect poor kidney function. Consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Are yellow eyes always a sign of some liver problems?

Yes if new: Some people have a slightly yellowish tint to the whites of their eyes but this is constant and life long. If you have newly acquired yellowing it is almost always due to liver dysfunction with the accumulation of bilirubin in the tissues including the whites of the eyes. Your gastroenterologist should be consulted as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites). ...Read more

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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are the only causes of jaundice liver related?

Are the only causes of jaundice liver related?

Mostly: Severe hemolytic anemia overloads capacity of liver to process hemoglobin from ruptured blood cells. Disease of gall bladder, bile duct, pancreas can block the bile flow. Gilbert's disease can cause jaundice when liver function is otherwise normal. There are others. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

What are the signs of diabetes or thyroid problems?

See full answer: Diabetes: increased thirst and urination with or without increased urination at night time. Bedwetting is also possible in children. If chronic and severe, may have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain - more common in children -type 1 dm) thyroid: depends on whether thyroid is under active or overactive.Consider cehcking: american thyroid association website: http://www.Thyroid.Org/. ...Read more