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How do you tell if your liver is failing?

How do you tell if your liver is failing?

You'll know: You'll feel terrible, you'll be sick to your stomach and you will notice the whites of your eyes being unmistakably yellow when viewed in the sunlight. You may have discomfort in the right upper quadrant. None of these are specific. Early liver disease is often discovered on labs. If someone has warned you but scientific labs are normal & you feel okay, seek another opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Tell me a diet for an inflamed liver/?

Tell me a diet for an inflamed liver/?

Why inflamed?: What is the cause of your liver inflammation? Avoiding alcohol is mandatory to prevent further damage. Refrain from using tylenol (acetaminophen). Diet, other than avoiding alcohol, in not likely to treat an inflamed liver. See your doctor to determine the cause of liver problem and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have liver problems?

No: Please ask a more detailed ?, can you tell me what the weather will be like where i live? Well, where do I live , what time of year is it, ect, ect, ect. We here would like to be of assistance to you but my ouija board is broken. Help us help you. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you damaged your liver?

How can you tell if you damaged your liver?

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

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Please tell me what happens when the liver swells?

Inflammation: swelling is usually due to inflammation of the liver - and that can cause dull, achy pain due to stretching of the capsule (the liver itself has no nerve endings). uncontrolled inflammation can lead to scarring or cirrhosis in time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Could you tell me what are signs of liver problems?

Several: Fluid retention is a sign of liver problems due to a diminished ability to either make the proteins that keep the fluid in the correct space or nutritional consequences being able to metabolize things adequately. Jaundice is a late stage sign of liver insufficiency and failure. Confusion is a sign that the liver is struggling to deal with the naturally occuring debris. Fatigue. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Please tell me what can I eat with a liver problem?

Liver and diet: What you should eat if you have liver disease mostly depends on how severe the disease is. With mild disease, you can eat just about anything. If it is severe, you may need to limit protein, salt, and fluid intake. With cirrhosis, one should also avoid raw shellfish. Talk to your liver specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how concerned should I be for my liver?

Can you tell me how concerned should I be for my liver?

Depends why: if you're leading a healthy life at a good weight and no more than moderate alcohol use, and are at no risk for viral hepatitides, you probably don't need to be concerned at all. if you do have some risk factors though, speak to your physician and get examined. ...Read more

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How can you tell if something is wrong with your liver?

How can you tell if something is wrong with your liver?

Not that easily: By the time someone with liver disease has symptoms it is probably late or quite serious. Discuss with your doctor about your concerns and if needed he can run some simple blood tests. ...Read more

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Tell me about Trebinafine 250mg tablets vs the liver ?

Tell me about Trebinafine 250mg tablets vs the liver ?

Liver damage: Trebinafine can cause liver damage and can even lead to liver failure, requiring liver transplant. This has occurred even in individuals without preexisting liver disease. Liver function tests should be monitored while taking trebinafine. There is a new topical medication, JUBLIA (efinaconazole), used to treat fungal infections, which is much safer for the liver. ...Read more