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How do you tell your grandkids grandpa got liver failure from too much liquor?

How do you tell your grandkids grandpa got liver failure from too much liquor?

Honesty: No reason not to be straightforward with them. Grandpa did not realize how damaging alcohol could be and he used too much, and now there is a problem. Honesty is almost always the best policy. You do not want your children to find later in life that you lied to them. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Yes. Why do you ask?: It can be destroyed, or nearly so, by acute hepatitis b, yellow fever, Acetaminophen overdose, taking the wrong 'holistic herbal remedy' (you don't know what they really are), or a genetic liver disease such as wilson's or one of the fatty acid metabolism defects. There are forms of childhood cirrhosis. Some teens are already drinking heavily enough to endanger the liver. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will end stage liver failure last?

Can someone tell me how long will end stage liver failure last?

Depends on severity: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determine surgical risk for cirrhosis pts. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (the fluid drained is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will then need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from studies on patients that may not apply to your situation. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

How to tell if I have acute liver failure?

See a doctor: "acute" liver failure can be very serious and due to a number of causes, with the most common cause in the U.S. Due to overdose of tylenol. I would seek medical attention immediately if you overdosed on tylenol. If you notice any jaundice (or yellow eyes) confusion and easy bruising, that is concerning. See a liver specialist or your pcp so simple blood tests can be checked. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the immediate effects of liver failure?

Can you please tell me the immediate effects of liver failure?

Information. : Swelling of the body, especially the abdomen. Yellow color to the eyes, dark colored urine( like coke). Decreased consciousness and disorientation, to complete coma. Bleeding from may areas. Possible stoppage of urine production. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your body when you get liver failure and die right away?

Could you tell me what happens to your body when you get liver failure and die right away?

Well depends: Are you asking if you get liver failure will your kidneys and all organs also fail? I would say no. I woudl also say that if you get liver failure you need an emergency transplant. You need to see a doctor because you will die if you do not. If you have already died from liver failure... Well then you are dead. Do you want to know what happens... They cremate you or bury you i guess. ...Read more

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How long does it take for liver failure because of too much tylenol?

How long does it take for liver failure because of too much tylenol?

See your doctor: Appropriate dosing should not lead to liver failure. But if you've been taking large doses accidentally or intentionally even for a short period , you should see your physician immediately particularly if you have stomach upset or any other gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's death like with liver failure?

Can any doc tell me what's death like with liver failure?

It's variable: Some causes: Dying from liver failure varies depending on the person. People can have bleeding from blood vessels in the esophagus (varices) and die from that. Infection can develop in the fluid in the abdomen (ascites) which can result in death. The kidneys can fail (hepatorenal syndrome) and people can die of kidney failure. Sometimes, people can go into a coma and can die. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Liver Failure (Definition)

Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) or chronically (slow onset). Any liver failure is characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow ...Read more