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Why is a history of liver disease significant?

Why is a history of liver disease significant?

You might get it: History is a great way and very significant as the possiblity of genetic pattern though it is only 35% thereabout. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Why is it that a history of liver disease significant when looking at pathologies of the blood?

Why is it that a history of liver disease significant when looking at pathologies of the blood?

Blood will tell: Chronic liver disease can cause a few blood diseases: -low platelets -anemia -low wbc -prolonged pt leading to bleeding also, hemochromatosis, or iron overload, can lead to liver disease and premature cirrhosis. So there are several reasons why a student of hematology would want to know about blood diseases. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink if you have a family history of liver disease?

What happens if you drink if you have a family history of liver disease?

Not necessarily: If you have no primary liver disease it should be okay to drink, alcohol. Everything in "moderation" as socrates said. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink if you have a personal or family history of liver disease?

Yes/no: If you have personal history of liver disease, more specifically chronic liver disease it is harmful to drink alcohol (i guess that is what it meant with the question). Family history of drinking may or may not affect the person to drink alcohol on a regular basis. ...Read more

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I really want my skin to brightened, but my family has a history of liver disease.is it safe for me to use gluta pills?

I really want my skin to brightened,  but my family has a history of liver disease.is it safe for me to use gluta pills?

Unknown: unknown what gluta does unknown what are the side effecsts Thses supplemnts are not testesd by the FDA let the buyer beware Many are made in China and have impurities ...Read more

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Can itching be a sign of liver issues? No history of liver disease. Am taking tecfidera 2x daily for 250+ days

Can itching be a sign of liver issues? No history of liver disease.  Am taking tecfidera 2x daily for 250+ days

Yes: But it is usually present in the setting of other features of liver disease. Tecfidera was reported to cause itching in 8% of people taking it. So this could be the cause of your itching. However, most itching is secondary to simpler things like dry skin. ...Read more

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Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

Having a history of fatty liver disease, should I still consume a glass or half of red wine a day for cardio-protective effects?

May be not: Fatty liver is usually caused by high storage of triglycerides -- and this is caused by too much calorie intakes from perhaps diet or alcohol and usually the liver enzymes is mildly elevated. So, i don't think i would advise you to drink wine for cardioprotective at this time, instead i would advise you to take up exercise and healthy diet and weight management --. ...Read more

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Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w

Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy  (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w

Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely controlled with the current therapy. Check your Tegretol level, liver function, sodium, magnesium, calcium, Vit D and Tegretol 10-11 epoxide. Consider a different approach to seizure prophylaxis. ...Read more

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Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more