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How Do Liver Flukes Harm Their Human Host
Injury over time: Liver flukes cause chronic inflammation of the biliary system which can over time lead to scarring or abnormal tissues/cells or other problems. Chronic liver fluke infection increase the risks for bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), gallstones, pancreatitis, liver abscess, and other problems of the biliary tract. ...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
Sanitation: Flukes come from contaminated water and food. Avoid wading in dirty waters, cook food thoroughly, drink filtered water. ...Read more
Freshwater fish, veg: Clonorchis sinensis (or opisthorchis sinensis), also known as the chinese liver fluke, is endemic in the far east, particularly in china, japan, taiwan, vietnam, and korea; it is also endemic in far eastern russia [1, 2]. F. Hepatica occurs mainly in sheep-rearing areas of temperate climates, particularly in parts of central and south america, europe, china, africa, and the middle east . ...Read more
Hard bits of (something) in stool. If it were liver flukes or worms it wouldn't brake apart would it?
NightOwl v EarlyBird: As long as you get enough quality sleep (not just quantity), you should be fine, regardless of whether you're an early bird or night owl. Bigger issue is fitting into society's expected norms or if you work off hours that affect sleep eg shift work sleep disorder. While we use 7-8hrs/nite as barometer, untreated sleep apnea is at least as dangerous to health as sleeping less hours. ...Read more
Gave 9 mo. 3 tsp childrens tylenol. He is 22 lbs. Used wrong measure. So worried. Will this harm his liver?
Can you drink moderately (1-2/day) while taking Lexapro without harm to liver, etc? I know it can worsen side effects, but can it do more harm?
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