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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. Shari Jackson
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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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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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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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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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Symptoms of liver disease?

Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes (confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is liver disease like?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease that produce different signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Is liver disease really serious?

Is liver disease really serious?

Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read more

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What can be done for liver disease?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What are some common liver diseases?

What are some common liver diseases?

Many: Its a long list
we can break it down into certain categories
1: toxic (alcohol)
2: infectious (hepatitis)
3: immune mediated (primary biliary cirrhosis)
4: cancers

there's many more. ...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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I am having liver disease, what to do?

I am having liver disease, what to do?

Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more

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What does liver disease pain feel like?

What does liver disease pain feel like?

Ranges: This pain can range from sharp to dull, almost always in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen or in the right upper quadrant of your back. This pain sometimes can radiate other places such as mid abdomen or right shoulder. There may also be bloating, ascites which can cause pressure through out the abdomen. Pain may be colicky if it is related to gallbladder issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does end stage liver disease mean?

Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of liver disease?

What is the incidence of liver disease?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease - some primarily from the liver, some secondary to causes elsewhere. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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How do you typically treat liver disease?

How do you typically treat liver disease?

What kind?: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of liver disease?

Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver disease?

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others.

Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read more

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