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How Could Alcoholic Liver Disease Have Led To A Brain Bleed
Thin blood: If your liver is really bad, the factors that help stop bleeding get low. What would be minor trauma can turn into major trauma in those that are coagulopathic (thin blood) from either illness or acquired from certain medications. Head trauma is deadly in those who have dysfunctional clotting systems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
What would the consequences be if someone with alcoholic liver disease stopped taking lactulose? Can the amonia levels get so high it could be deadly
Antibiotic: There are numerous antibiotics that would be safe. However, of course every illness has its own prescribed regimen. Also if a hepatic impaired patient does have to take a medicine that can impact their liver then often the dose is lowered and liver function is followed closely. ...Read more
How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition provided: Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask his doctors: Without knowing his full medical history& severity of liver disease, there is no way that I could give you an accurate answer. First and foremost, he MUST stop drinking completely. There are treatments, but if the liver disease is very severe, sometimes transplanation is the only option, and this is rarely done unless he has at least 6 months sober. Make sure liver specialist is involved in case. ...Read more
High ammonia levels hallucinations and confusion with alcoholic liver disease should he been seen
ABDOMINAL DISTENSIO: Abdominal distension, yellow jaundice, edema of lower extremities, weakness, poor appetite, loss of weight, abdomonal pain, itching, nausea, vomiting blood, anemia and alcoholic facies.In end stage of aloholic liver disease it is hepatin encepalopathy with delirium and coma. ...Read more
Different causes: One is caused by alcohol and the other is caused by a virus which infects the liver, hepatitis b and c are the most common causes of chronic viral hepatitis. As both of these affect and damage the liver they may have similar symptoms such a jaundice and evenually cirrhosis. The treatment however would be different. Having a viral hepatitis and drinking would speed the progression of the damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suggest about what?: If he is in the hospital, he should be seen by a liver expert to determine if it can be treated and he needs rehab as well. It is critical that he not drink again, but there are limits to what you can do for your father. I would strongly urge you to find a good Alanon meeting (you can look up local groups online) where they can help you deal with your reactions to your father's alcohol abuse ...Read more
Yes: This is a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. I'd rather due forgiven as a young man than live to an old age, bitter and alone. Cherish the hope of a spiritual awakening at any time. If the person does sober up on receiving the diagnosis of "end-stage alcoholic cirrhosis", the disease may in fact regress. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: At least at the present time. Elevated liver enzymes come and go rapidly if one is drinking intermittently. If there's any concern, or if you're generally an anxious kind of person, think about keeping your alcohol drinking to a minimum. I'm glad you are health-conscious and wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes for sure: You should not touch it.Thats the only way. ...Read more
Drank most nights for 3 years, just quit. Alcoholic liver disease possible, despite normal liver test? AST 16, ALT 18, Bili .5, ALP 86, Plt count 174
You're good: Glad you quit. This isn't enough to give you cirrhosis, and without cirrhosis, your liver will heal itself magnificently after a week or two of sobriety. I've got an idea -- your liver loves it when you exercise. Why not really hit the fitness activities of your choice hard -- the quality of the people are much better than in bars, and you'll feel and look great. ...Read more
Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?
Bruising?: When you get cirrhosis you tend to bruise easier, so if it looks like a bruise then that is expected. If it look red or swollen has someone check it. ...Read more
Is it possible to have mildly elevated liver enzymes and some small spots on your liver during an ultrasound and have the two findings be totally unrelated? Could you have non alcoholic fatty liver disease and cysts or something similar?
Yes.: This is in fact common. Both liver cysts and liver enzyme abnormalities are very common. Therefore the overlap of those two is also common. It would be unlikely that a cyst alone would be responsible for liver enzyme elevations. ...Read more
Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to ...Read more
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