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Doctor insights on: Healthy Liver Vs Alcoholic Liver

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Can someone with healthy weight and non alcoholic have a fatty liver, doctor?

Can someone with healthy weight and non alcoholic have a fatty liver, doctor?

NASH: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver.Things that put people at risk for nash and for liver damage include: obesity. Type 2 diabetes. High cholesterol and high triglycerides. Metabolic syndrome. Most people who have nash are 40 to 50 years old and have one or more of the problems listed above. But nash can happen in people who have none. ...Read more

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How long on average does it usually take a liver to repair itself from something like alcoholic hepatitis, given healthy diet and cessation of alcohol?

How long on average does it usually take a liver to repair itself from something like alcoholic hepatitis, given healthy diet and cessation of alcohol?

Depends on length of: time and extent of hepatitis present, and if cirrhosis may also be present?The liver is a remarkable in terms of regenerating itself provided there's not a lot of fatty infiltration present (scarring). If you have mild hepatitis, that is better than having severe alcoholic liver disease too. So, it's great that you are restoring your overall health to your liver & body that will accelerate this. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver ,cirrhosis& its enlarged. A dr. told me bein vegan would help is this true? Or can l eat healthier meats?

Diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver ,cirrhosis& its enlarged. A dr. told me bein vegan would help is this true? Or can l eat healthier meats?

Get 2nd opinion: Cirrhosis is an extremely serious situation. Non-alcoholic fatty liver -- if this is truly the cause of your cirrhosis (assuming you have cirrhosis) -- is also very serious. If the best recommendation your physician could give is "Go be a vegan", truth be told is you need another physician. Get with a competent gastroenterologist, perhaps at a university. Peace and health. ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic and my liver count is 586 is this bad ?

I am an alcoholic and my liver count is 586 is this bad ?

WHICH COUNT??: Sorry lots of liver enzymes in the liver so which one is this. If you are concerned about your liver try to get help for the alcoholism and try to avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) products too. ...Read more

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Could you think alcoholics should be allowed to have liver or heart transplants?

Could you think alcoholics should be allowed to have liver or heart transplants?

Transplants: This is in the realm of what's called medical ethics; "what should we do?" that said this is probably one of the most honorable and ethical systems in place . As far as i know . People get the organs that they deserve given their place on the list. This is to my knowledge, there have been exceptions such as mickey mantle who got a liver transplant and that was very controversial. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine for non alcoholic fatty liver ?

Is there any medicine for non alcoholic fatty liver ?

Liver Damage: Nope. The only option is to remove the excess fat cells with a strict diet and weight loss program. The herb: milk thistle is used world wide for this but removing the very thing causing the liver damage is the only best option. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about effect of alcoholic on end stage liver disease?

Can you tell me more about effect of alcoholic on end stage liver disease?

Very bad: Alcohol is a very potent toxin to the liver. Although the liver has amazing healing abilities , when it is end-stage, it cannot tolerate such issult for long ...Read more