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How does liver disease affect quality of life?

How does liver disease affect quality of life?

Information needed: Quality of life is different for everyone and liver disease has a broad spectrum . Much more information is necessary to be able to give a reasonable answer. What kind of liver disease and how bad? Is this due to a virus or due to an injury of some type or due to a poor lifestyle choice? To give you a good answer, more would need to be known. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

How does liver disease affect the quality of life?

Varies.: Liver disease is complex, varied and fluctuates, meaning that no one person’s experience of liver disease is the same as another’s. Your experience of liver problems may vary from day to day. Treat every day in as positive a manner as you can. Talk to others in your situation. Above all, don't beat yourself up...Look forward, not back. ...Read more

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How does severe renal hypertension affect someone's quality of life?

How does severe renal hypertension affect someone's quality of life?

Refractory HBP: A stenotic renal artery may cause very severe high blood pressure that is unresponsive to multiple blood pressure meds. The stenosis may need to be relieved with stenting or bypass surgery, or in some cases, nephrectomy. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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Does emphysema surgery increase life expectancy or does it just improve quality of life?

Does emphysema surgery increase life expectancy or does it just improve quality of life?

Depends: For patients with emphysema mainly in the upper part of the lungs, and poor exercise capacity, emphysema surgery, otherwise known as lung volume reduction surgery, can improve survival compared to medical therapy alone. ...Read more

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How can cirrhosis of the liver affect sexual function?

How can cirrhosis of the liver affect sexual function?

Impotence: There is usually disordered catabolism of sex hormones leading to more estrogen in men that reduces libido and often causes impotence. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

How does malaria affect your life expectancy?

Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas. See: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more

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How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

How does lifestyle affect the development of coronary heart disease?

Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals. ...Read more

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Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Yes: Obesity can increase your risk for health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular : Depends on the cardiovascular disease and its severity. Quality can vary from good to bad, dependent on what the problem is. ...Read more

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My liver enzymes are 40 U/L. Is this high? How does antibuse affect the liver? How does lovistatin affect the liver?

My liver enzymes are 40 U/L.  Is this high?  How does antibuse affect the liver?  How does lovistatin affect the liver?

Which one?: There are two liver enzymes that are monitored. Either way the value you gave is within normal limits. Lovastatin can cause liver enzymes to go up and liver enzymes need to be monitored when you are started on Lovastatin or similar medications initially. Antabuse (disulfiram) is used to help alcoholics quit drinking. It affects how alcohol is metabolized in the liver, but does not affect the liver itself. ...Read more

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Does stress affect the liver and how?

Does stress affect the liver and how?

Stress & Liver: Yes, stress does affect your liver (and every other organ inside you). Stress increases inflammatory responses in the liver, which can possibly lead to fatty liver and other problems. Inflammatory cytokines can worsen chronic viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2702105/. ...Read more

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How does eating the sheep's liver affect diabetes ?

How does eating the sheep's liver affect diabetes ?

No effect: Properly cooked liver meat is a healthy source of protein. It can be part of a balanced diet but has no specific impact on diabetes ...Read more

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How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

How does atherosclerosis affect the patients mental or psychological outlook?

Dementia: Atherosclerosis can lead to gradual loss of brain function and dementia (multi infarct dementia). Dementia can be associated with behavioral and mood disturbance. ...Read more

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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

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How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing my mom's quality of life.

How much does chemo really extend life expectancy in metastatic lung cancer? The side effects are greatly diminishing  my mom's quality of life.

Oncologist: I am very sorry that your mom is terribly ill. I hope she can recover from the side effects and have a better quality of life soon. The prognosis for stage IV lung cancer is poor. However, several factors are involved on a particular patient response to a given chemotherapy agent. Your oncologist can tell you the numbers for the protocol she is on. Work on her nutritionandenjoy your times together. ...Read more

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How does lifestyle affect the condition of a person with hd?

How does lifestyle affect the condition of a person with hd?

Not much: Huntingdon's disease is a progressive disease, and lifestyle choices do little to affect prognosis. The exception is to stop smoking. ...Read more

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How does liver enlargement affect a person's overall health?

How does liver enlargement affect a person's overall health?

Depends: On the cause. Liver enlarges due to back pressure of blood, infiltrative disease, fat deposit or inflammations. Depending on the cause, these may affect your health, be reversible or not. ...Read more

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How does salt affect the liver?

How does salt affect the liver?

Liver: controlling Salt intake is important if you have liver disease like cirrhosis ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Quality Of Life (Definition)

Quality of life means different things to different people. Essentially it is that constellation of life activities, physical and mental health, relationships, self worth and happiness for an individuals. Different individuals have differing perceptions of what constitutes an ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more