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How can I improve liver health?

How can I improve liver health?

Be liver-smart...: Get hepatitis a & b vaccine, avoid IV drug abuse & risky sex, don't use liver cleansers, be skeptical of supplements. Also, minimize tylenol (acetaminophen) & analgesic use, curtail alcohol intake, control weight as well as diabetes & high cholesterol, make smart diet choices (don't pick mushrooms from the field). If liver abnormal now, periodically check liver tests & imaging for trends. See your doctor if ?'s. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How does heroin affect your liver health?

How does heroin affect your liver health?

If pure, it doesn't: Opioids have little effect on the liver, but can cause gall bladder spasm, and even pancreatitis in some sensitive people. The major liver problems that result from heroin use are NOT from the heroin, but from contaminants in the drug, or sharing of needles and injection paraphernelia, or non-sterile injection techniques. Hepatitis B and C are the most common in the US, with cirrhosis&liver cancer ...Read more

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Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more

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Are dts directly associated with liver health?

Are dts directly associated with liver health?

DTs: Not directly. Dts is a condition of complex reactions of the body to alcohol withdrawl when one is addicted to alcohol. It is not dependant on the health of the liver. Dts can cause death. ...Read more

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24 was drinking heavy 4 nights a week for 6 months. Realised needed to stop. 2 weeks sober. Will my liver health improve if I drink 1-3x per month onl?

24 was drinking heavy 4 nights a week for 6 months. Realised needed to stop. 2 weeks sober. Will my liver health improve if I drink 1-3x per month onl?

Probably : The liver is remarkably resilient and has great capacity to repair itself if it has not reached a point of permanent damage known as cirrhosis. I would consider blood tests to see how your liver is doing now. I would stay off of alcohol completely until you know that it isn't seriously damaged. Good for you for realizing your problem and acting on it!! Good luck. ...Read more

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What other blood tests are there to check liver health other then liver function? Thank u

What other blood tests are there to check liver health other then liver function? Thank u

Synthetic activity: In addition to the usual liver function tests, tests of synthetic functions of liver cells include blood levels of pre-albumin, coagulation factors and INR, and blood ammonia. Catalytic functions are reflected in blood levels of immunoglobulins. There are also specific tests for individual diseases, e.g. serum ceruloplasmin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, and genetic markers. ...Read more

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Do doctors ask their patients about their past and present and hereditary "liver health" before prescribing Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)?

Do doctors ask their patients about their past and present and hereditary "liver health" before prescribing Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)?

Yes, they should.: Doctors should be asking their patients about all of their medical history and family medical history before prescribing any medications. Since Isotretinioin can cause liver toxicity, that should definitely be part of the history obtained. ...Read more