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How Can You Reduce An Enlarged Liver
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
Depends: If the cause is due to a fatty liver, then reduction in the amount of fat (by taking away the cause) can lead to a smaller liver.
Lower estrogen: This is linked to a gene that affects cell signalling. It may be influenced by cadmium which itself interacts with estrogen. In the perimenopausal period there are swings in estrogen. Iodine is one potential blocker, vit e succinate, a low fat, high vegetable diet, with lots of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Eating 6 meals, relaxing, and moving, taking enough vit d may help.
"Enlarged liver w/fatty infiltration" per ultrasound. Diet in progress; will it reverse the enlargement or reduce fat infiltration? Long term impact?
Usually fatty liver: The most common cause of an enlarged liver is fatty liver, which can be caused by obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, and hyperlipidemia. Large liver can also be due to cysts, benign and malignant tumors, and congestion related to right-sided heart failure. Rare causes include blood disorders, thyroid disease, and bile duct obstruction. There are many other possible causes.See 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: To better answer your question, one needs to know why it is enlarged. Many enlarged livers have no symptoms and may not cause death. Any enlarged liver is more susceptible to trauma like in a car accident and can be ruptured from that trauma which can leave to internal bleeding/death but I think i'd be more worried about why it is enlarged than that!
Depends: Inflammation of the liver can be due to a number of causes like fatty liver disease (very common now a days) or from viral hepatitis, metabolic causes, alcohol, autoimmune disorders, medications, etc. Without knowing more, I would seek consultation from a liver specialist to discuss further on what the next steps are. Simple lab tests along with a detailed history can help aid with the diagnosis.
Numerous: It depends on the cause. It may change the way medications are processed. It may cause abnormalities in blood tests. It may impair metabolism of sugar and fats. It may eventually fail and change to scar tissue.
Depends on cause.: Pain rt upper abdomen, gen. Weakness and fatigue as liver is the metabolic factory of body involved in biochemical reactions involving carbos, proteins, fats.Alcohol related dz-can progress to cirrhois-scarring of liver and congestion of veins from backlog related to liver, with rupture of veins, blood loss through esophageal veins, cancer can develop in both alcohol related and non alcohol related dz.
Ask for MELD score: Knowing your meld score may address your concern as to how badly damaged your liver may be and how urgently you need further intervention (e.g. Expectation of recovery with conservative treatment or not). Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is caused by a host of benign/reversible conditions and many that lead to irreversible injury). If drinking a lot of alcohol, would curtail use now for a start.See 1 more doctor answer
No: The cough---no. The cause of the cough could also be causing liver problems. Ask your doctor.
The following cause or are associated with Enlarged liver:: Adenocarcinoma, Alcoholic liver disease, Amyloidosis, Ascariasis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Biliary atresia, Biliary cirrhosis, Carcinoid syndrome, Cholangiocarcinoma, Congestive heart failure, Q fever, Ehrlichiosis, Erythema multiforme, Essential thrombocytosis, Extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Felty syndrome, Hairy cell leukemia, Hepatic encephalopathy, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatoma, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, Liver abscess, Liver failure, Metabolic syndrome, Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes, Myelodysplastic syndrome, Non Hodgkin's lymphoma, Pancreatic cancer, Polycystic kidney disease, Psittacosis, Reye Syndrome, Rocky mountain spotted fever, Sarcoidosis, Squamous cell cancer, Tape worm infection, Trichinellosis, Tricuspid stenosis, Type 1 glycogen storage disease, Typhoid fever, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, Wilms tumor, ozpan, Mono, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, Cutaneous T cell lymphoma, Dubin Johnson syndrome, Graft versus host disease, Mycobacterium avium intracellulare, Hepatitis, Diastolic.
Enlarged liver: Increasing size (over-sized) of the glandular organ in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
Yes indeed: Some guys have an extra lobe to the liver that makes it feel big. Emphysema patients have their liver pushed low by their lungs, making it seem big. Otherwise, we need to find the cause. Anything from alcohol to lack of exercise / nash / prediabetes to chronic hepatitis to hemochromatosis to (don't miss this) wilson's to some others.
2 reasons: First, a enlarged liver can actually involve the left side too if it gets very big. Secondly, sometimes the spleen also swells when the liver enlarges - and this is on your left side. See your doctor just to be sure everything is ok.
Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more
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