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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Yes: Some with liver disease and cirrhosis develop pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. If your liver disease is related to alcoholism that will also lead to heart dilation and failure by itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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My mum has end stage liver disease and isn't a candidate for transplant due to diabetes heart failure and COPD how long has she got to live?

My mum has end stage liver disease and isn't a candidate for transplant due to diabetes heart failure and COPD how long has she got to live?

End stage Liver fail: Unfortunately there is no absolute answer. It depends upon person to person and number of comorbidities and degree of comorbidities. In some people it is less than six months. In another people it could be more prolonged. ...Read more

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Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?

Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?

Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more

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What happens when we don't use condom and I have a chronic liver disease?

What happens when we don't use condom and I have a chronic liver disease?

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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Chronic liver disease and hydro codons is this a good combination?

Its the Tylenol (acetaminophen): Most hydrocodone products are paired with tylenol (acetaminophen) and this is toxic to your liver in large amounts. Having said that, a sick liver may not process the narcotic as well as a healthy liver which may cause dosing problems. Speak with your doctor and if your liver fxn is worsening try pain meds without the tylenol component or other interventions for the pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

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 more

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What is the best antibiotic for chronic liver disease?

What is the best antibiotic for chronic liver disease?

Not sure...: If i understand your question. Antibiotics are not used to treat liver disease. If you are asking about antibiotics to treat some other infection when a person already has liver disease, then there are many and numerous options depending on the type of infection being treated. The choices would be too numerous to print here, and your doctor would know the best for your conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more