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How Can You Improve Your Liver Function
Healthy choices: My father taught me a great dietary system. He said "eat like a king in the morning, a prince in the afternoon, and a pauper at night." dinner should be your lightest meal. Don't starve yourself, that slows metabolism, eat healthy snacks between meals. Exercise to build muscle. Hydrate! b vitamins, coq10 (gives your muscles energy) and green tea or mate tea. ...Read more
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
None, but...: The only sure way to keep tissues and organs healthy is, if any possible, to maintain a constant free-flowing circulation to distribute the needed nutrition to nourish all tissues and organs. How? Please peruse "How to Eat.." in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter03.html and Universal Healthy Lifestyle in http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to move life ...Read more
With glasses/contact: If you have blurry vision and it's affecting your ability to carry out your normal routine, you may have a refractive error. This means that if your vision is blurry enough (let's say 20/40), &glasses or contacts may be prescribed to correct your visual blurriness. I know of no home therapy, exercise, or medication that improves your eyesight. You are too your for laser vision corrective surgery. ...Read more
We don't know. : The cause of gallbladder dysfunction, or biliary dyskinesia, is not well known. It just tends to happen in some people. We are still searching for the exact cause, but the good thing is that at least we now have ways to diagnose the dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodwork and images: Depending on what the insult to the liver was, we can often see changes in the patients bloodwork. In patients who have had chronic damage to the liver due to alcohol or hepatitis, the bloodwork can remain fairly well preserved until late in the course of the disease. Ultrasound, MRI and ct are used to look at changes in the appearance of the liver architecture and bloodflow. ...Read more
Prevent it first!: That having been said, i don't know what part of your body has poor circulation: hands, feet? If it is legs, exercise (regular cardio-type is best) is most important. If general poor circulation, you may need to r/o several medical conditions with many inbetween, from low thyroid, to anticardiolipin antibodies. Good exam is most important! ...Read more
Statin drugs: Cholesterol production by the liver is efficiently inhibited by the statin drugs (simvastatin, lipitor, (atorvastatin) Crestor etc). These block an enzyme called hmg coa reductase which is needed for cholesterol production. These drugs are metabolized by the liver and so generally do not have appreciable effects on cholesterol production by other tissues at regular clinical doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long: If these organs truly stopped working completely, survival would be short 1-2 weeks at most. ...Read more
A lot: The liver is a very resilient organ and has great regenerative properties. One can function on less than 50% of normal liver volume and still function normally. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: First thing to reduce Cholesterol is avoiding fried food and meals heavy in cholesterol but remember that your liver makes 2/3 of cholesterol. Exercise is very important as it increases the good and lowers bad cholesterol. If after trying for a while you are not at goal, medications could be added, depending on personal circumstances and other risk factors. ...Read more
Sorry, You can't. : Unfortunately, you can't do anything "naturally" that will improve your eyesight. There are no known exercises, or supplements/vitamins or herbs that will do this. Remember, if there was something you could take that was truly effective, it would be fda approved. Companies that do not have fda approval for their treatment almost always means that what they call a "clinical study"is a joke. ...Read more
A lifestyle: improving memory requires committing to an entire lifestyle. this lifestyle includes eating a brain healthy diet, exercising well, visiting your doctor on a regular basis, staying socially integrated and mentally challenged, and also getting restful sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more
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