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Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol. A balanced diet is adequate for the liver to heal. It is more important to avoid things that may hurt the liver, such as alcohol, acetaminophen. It is important to determine the etiology of liver "sickness" to determine if additional treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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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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Is there anything that can help a damaged liver heal itself?

Is there anything that can help a damaged liver heal itself?

Yes: Generally "nature" takes its course and the liver can recover from many diseases. One key is to not take any liver toxins such as alcohol while the liver is healing. It depends why the liver is damaged, to know if it is likely to heal. The liver has an excellent capacity to regenerate if nutrition is good. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
Every other month
Take prescribed medications carefully
Once
Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
Once
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Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Usually yes; ask Dr.: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol. ...Read more

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I have liver disease what is some foods that may help me?

I have liver disease what is some foods that may help me?

Nothing specific: But you may want to avoid greasy foods if your gallbladder still in place. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself. If you're gaining weight, tell your doctor.
Daily
Take medications as directed by your doctor
Daily
Elevate legs to help with swelling
3x day
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What foods help decrease iron overdose in the liver?

What foods help decrease iron overdose in the liver?

Not a problem: Unless you have a specific disease process like hemochromotosis, which causes abnormal retention of iron or a hemolytic anemia, iron overload is not a problem. If you have one of these problems, then therapeutic phlebotomy (for hemochromotisis) or chelation with Deferoxamine (for the anemias) are among the standard treatments. ...Read more

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What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?

What other foods will help me gain my iron levels /HG part fro Red meat or Liver ? Also what are the best Fruits to eat and avoid for minting blood ?

Iron rich foods: Foods such a leafy green vegetables (kale), lean red meats, beans, shellfish, nuts and fortified cereals are high in iron. The iron will be absorbed more readily if eaten with foods that contain Vitamin C such as bell peppers, parsley, broccolli, orange juice, kiwi, cooked tomatoes and strawberries. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Minimize animal protein in your diet
daily
Take all meds as prescribed
daily
Especially take lactulose to reduce blood ammonia
daily
And avoid constipation
daily

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