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Can smoking affect a liver function test?

Yes: Smoking can affect liver tests. Studies have found that smoking raises the serum ?-glutamyl transferase (ggt) level and decreases serum protein and Albumin levels. It does not appear to affect the ast, alt, bilirubin, or alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Can letrozole affect thyroid function, or TBG?

Potentially: Hi. By lowering endogenous estrogen, letrozole may lead to a slight decrease in TBG. Unless you are taking l-thyroxine for hypothyroidism, it won't matter, however, because your pituitary will adjust thyroid hormone production to keep it normal. What condition are you taking letrozole for? Good luck! ...Read more

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Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Not common: Some antidepressants have been linked to nonspecific renal failure, but they have not been established as the only causative factor. More often, the challenge is the other way 'round: needing to treat patients who have renal failure, for depression. In those cases, we often have to decrease the dose of antidepressant. Lithium, mainly a mood stabilizer, can affect kidney function. ...Read more

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How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

How can an underactive thyroid affect a liver?

Conjugation: There is also evidence that hypothyroidism may directly affect the liver structure or function. Hypothyroidism has been associated in a few case reports with cholestatic jaundice attributed to reduced bilirubin and bile excretion. Recent studies have shown that the hepatic abnormalities associated with hypothyroidism can be reversible with thyroxine replacement with no residual damage. ...Read more

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How can cirrhosis of the liver affect sexual function?

How can cirrhosis of the liver affect sexual function?

Impotence: There is usually disordered catabolism of sex hormones leading to more estrogen in men that reduces libido and often causes impotence. ...Read more

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Can grave's disease affect kidney function?

Can grave's disease affect kidney function?

Graves' disease: If left untreated or if a patient goes into a "thyroid storm" there can be side effects that can lead to renal damage, but overall it tends not to be a long term or chronic side effect of the overall condition. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics affect thyroid function?

Which antibiotics affect thyroid function?

Thyroid antibody: 3 main types of antibodies cause autoimmune disease (graves or hashimoto's): anti-microsomal, anti-thyroglobulin and anti-thyroid receptor (thyrotropin receptor). ...Read more

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Can adrenal hypo function affect the heart rate?

Can adrenal hypo function affect the heart rate?

Yes: Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency include hypoglycemia, dehydration, weight loss, and disorientation. Symptoms may also include weakness, tiredness, dizziness, low blood pressure that falls further when standing (orthostatic hypotension), cardiovascular collapse (failure), muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc... Heart rate can increase if there is dehydration or low blood pressure. ...Read more

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How often should lithium level, kidney function, thyroid etc. be checked?

How often should lithium level, kidney function, thyroid etc. be checked?

Lithium checks: 44F of unknown ethnicity with Hx depression but no Hx of taking lithium asks: how often should Li renal fx thyroid etc be checked. ANS: unless taking lithium never, others depends o medical history. Your personal physician is the best to answer these questions as I do not have enough details. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid function?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid function?

False increase in T4: Levels of thyroid binding protein increase in pregnancy and levels of T4 are higher than during the non-pregnant state. This change does not affect thyroid function. Both hypothyroid and hyperthyroid states impair fertility. ...Read more

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How to make kidney function normal?

How to make kidney function normal?

It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control of blood pressure, diabetes etc. ...Read more

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How does heart or vessel disease affect sexual function?

How does heart or vessel disease affect sexual function?

Here are some...: Changing or Impairing sexual function always result from multiple factors with aging leading its pack and vascular disease is key factor to restrict blood flow to nourish tissues and organs. So, it is a systemic lifelong process. More on ED & sexual function? Peruse articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? I can help at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more

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Which has more affect on digestion parathyroid or thyroid? Will a parathyroidectomy improve digestion?

Which has more affect on digestion parathyroid or thyroid? Will a parathyroidectomy improve digestion?

Parathyroid: Not sure what you mean by "digestion", and it is not clear from your question what hormones are abnormal. If you have hyperparathyroidism and you are 41, you should probably have surgery to prevent bone loss. There are sometimes weird symptoms from the hyperparathyroidism, but i doubt surgery will improve GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

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Can a low thyroid function affect the heart and cause serious problems?

Possible: It is uncommon in young pts for hypothyroidism to cause heart probs, but it def can cause cardiac issues. It cause a slow heart beat, which usually resolves with treatment. If left untreated hypothyroidism can lead to a cardiomyopathy (gen heart dysfunction). This is often reversible, but left untreated can lead to permanent cardiac damage and irreg heart beats. If tx'd there should no problems! ...Read more

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How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

How expensive are blood tests that evaluate liver function while taking medications that may affect the liver?

Not too much: A routine liver function test, if that is what you are asking, is not that expensive. If you are looking for specific drug levels that may be implicated in elevated liver function, that is another story depending on the drug (s) in question. ...Read more

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Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Can penicillin affect kidney function?

Yes but rare: Penicillin is mostly metabolized/breakdown by the liver and the by-product is then excreted to the outside world via the kidneys in the urine. Typically this does not affect kidney functions, but in the rare cases when penicillin causes interstitial nephritis, renal function is affected. So, if you are not taking any else and now has kidney trouble with penicillin, get it checked. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Does alcohol affect a poor functioning gallbladder?

Not a lot of evidence: A poorly functioning gallbladder is never a very secure a diagnosis of gallbladder disease. If you have stones it is a much more secure diagnosis. So if the underlying diagnosis is really gastritis or a duodenal ulcer alcohol could certainly make it worse. ...Read more

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How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

Only liver functions: The ability to digest food depends of GI enzymes most of which are produced by the pancreas and then activated by bile produced by the liver. Rather than have bile constantly spilling into the GI tract, The GB acts as a reservoir. When food enters the stomach and reaches the SB digestion occurs with bile activated pancreatin, the bile having been stored in the gallbladder which then empties. ...Read more

Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more