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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 liver cirrhosis curable?

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::. Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection. ...Read more

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Could liver function tests reveal autoimmune hepatitis?

Could liver function tests reveal autoimmune hepatitis?

Yes: Liver function tests are often elevated in autoimmune hepatitis. This is a non- specific test. If the liver function tests are elevated additional diagnostic tests will be necessary. The anti smooth muscle antibody is one of the most important in pointing to this diagnosis. Tests for other liver diseases such as hepatitis and primary biliary cirrhosis are usually part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

How are alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis different?

Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read more

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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol). ...Read more

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What's parenchymatous liver disease?

What's parenchymatous liver disease?

Liver Disease: The cells of the liver are called the parenchymal cells and make up the bulk of the liver. Therefore, this means that you have disease of the liver cells. Other cells in the liver include the bile duct cells (cholangiocytes), white blood cells (Kupffer cells), and storage cells (stellate cells). ...Read more

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How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Read on: Read this short article: 1.https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

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Fatty liver NASH wilson's disease, tell me more?

Fatty liver NASH wilson's disease, tell me more?

Confusion: Clinically and under the microscope, wilson's (rare) can look treacherously like alcoholic liver disease or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash, very common). In fact, even weighing the copper in the liver can be misleading because the biopsy may be regenerative nodules. A urinary copper check is part of my preferred workup, and consider a genetic check. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hepatitis fatal?

Can be: If left untreated, autoimmune hepatitis can progress to liver failure. If in liver failure, it will be fatal unless you have a liver transplant. However, you can prevent progression of the disease with medications. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C cause liver failure?

Absolutely: Hepatitis c is the number one reason people need a liver transplant in the us. It is estimated that about a third of people with hepatitis c will eventually develop severe liver damage. But it can take 20 to 40 years for cirrhosis to develop. The most important things to do are to stop drinking alcohol and discuss your need for treatment, taking into account all the new drugs in development. ...Read more

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Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

2 different diseases: Fatty liver is predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer. Hep C is an infection. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease?

What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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Liver Diseases (Definition)

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