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How Do I Know If I Have Chronic Liver Disease And Cirrhosis
Are you sick?: Cirrhosis (liver scarring) and chronic liver disease may exist, even if the underlying disease (like alcohol use) is over. In this case, the presence of old disease is less important than the risk of progressive disease. Liver tests, viral counts, bipsies etc all help evaluate this risk. Test of current liver function (like Albumin and bleeding) are important to gauge current function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?
Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously. ...Read more
Safest form of Vit D in chronic liver disease?Lvl 40nmol/L I understand higher levels may be beneficial. But is it hepatotoxic?
It depends: Chronic liver disease due to ? Optimal treatment is often specific to the cause of the disease process (alcoholism, viral hepatitis, metabolic disorder, intrinsic liver disease, neoplastic process - just to name few) start with your primary physician - many are good at managing chronic liver issue. More complicated process may need additional input from a gi/hepatologist. ...Read more
Big veins in stomach: Blood from all intestines including the stomach and esophagus drain through the liver before going through the heart through the portal system. If you have chronic liver disease, this portal system can get backed up, and the result will be engorged or enlarged veins in the esophagus or stomach, called varices. These engorged veins can bleed very easily leading to hematemesis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In general it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Elevations: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if you feel you have liver Dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky: Not using a condom is risk business, it puts you a risk for a number of sexually transmitted diseases. As far as chronic liver disease hepatitis c can be transmitted in that way and puts others at risk of chronic liver failure which is not a nice thing to have. Not to mention the risk of hiv, herpes which are treatable but not curable. ...Read more
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