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How Long For End Stage Liver Cirrohoses
Esld: Decompressed cirrhosis -death within 2 years. Most common cause of death are-liver failure, overwhelming infection, kidney failure, liver cancer (hepatocellular) and encephalopathy (brain swelling amongst others).Infected pt 30 percent die within 1 month, another 30 percent die by 1yr. Older age, low sodium (less than 126) there are many other factors needs to be considered in order to narrow down. ...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
Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs! I need more information such as, bilirubin, albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more
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
I'm wondering how long does someone in the final stages of terminal primary liver cancer have left?
Bad news: Prognosis is grim, but I would suggest in the interim good symptom control through a palliative care line or hospice care. A variety of factors play in determining life expectancy, that is usually in such cases less than 6 months. ...Read more
Taking 4mg alprazolam daily for 2 years, elevated liver counts, court ordered stopped, and failed ua how long will it stay in my system?
Tapering needed: The court may not be realizing that Alprazolam needs to be tapered rather than stopped suddenly. The elimination half-life of Alprazolam is 15-18 hours, but may be longer if you're overweight or have liver issues. It will be in your system for 3-4 days, therefore. But you may be sensitive to reductions in concentration, and experience withdrawal symptoms unless the drug is gradually tapered. ...Read more
Have boarderline mild fatty liver with sugars at times in a.M. 105 but niormal all day stopped carbs lost 20 lbs can I reverse all and how long if yes?
Yes: The cornerstone of treatment for fatty liver disease is weight and daily exercise. Each have been shown to help. You should get a fasting cholesterol and liver profile checked. Also, cutting down on any alcohol will help. Typically, I would recheck these labs in 2-3 months after these lifestyle changes have been made. ...Read more
Very Long: People can use this treatment for the long term. ...Read more
What can I do if my dad has end-stage liver disease/ liver failure (cirrhosis) how long does he have?
If someone has ascitites, kidney failure, end stage liver failure, how long would their life span be?
Short: This unfortunate collection of organ failures is called hepatorenal syndrome, it is rarely curable and associated with a short life span. Dialysis and liver transplant may be needed. ...Read more
Is secondary cancer always terminal? My nana's breast cancer has spread to her liver...how long does she have to live?
Not good, but...: Nowadays, the advent of chemotherapy & the understanding of the cancer with specific cell types have brought much more good news to the cancer affected patients including breast cancer although, of course, metastatic cancer worsens the longevity. For your nana, it would be more logical to direct this Q to her medical oncologist who knows more her individual conditions than anyone online. ...Read more
My dad have pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. He took chemo and the doctor stopped it because it did not help. How long will live?
No sure answer:
Pancreatic ca, is very hard to treat, and frequently painful.
Help him stay well nourished.
See that he gets the best pain control he can.
Be realistic on stage and tx benefits. ...Read more
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
End stage liver failure started jaundicing how long do I have left? An will my entire body jaundice or just eyes an arms?
First, am sorry: You are going through this. It must be difficult. In short, time left depends on so many things. End stage does mean though that it will be fatal. Time is difficult to say with out all the info. As for jaundice, it will most likely be all over as it progresses. Again, sorry to hear about your situation. ...Read more
Liver enlarged 16.5 consulted doctor CT scan not cerrotic used to be drinker, stopped alcohol lft lipid normal, how long for liver to be normal.
There is: A margin of error in ultrasound measurement and, while 15.5 cm is considered upper limit of normal (measured at the level of the mid clavicle), 16.5 cm is close to this measurement. I would not be too concerned given normal lft's. Lastly, the best test to see liver size and fat content is mri. You might consider this exam in followup. ...Read more
My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma
It's his decision: Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. ...Read more
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
Terminal Cancer in breast lymph nodes and liver. No more treatment. Now in hospital fluid on lungs and kidenys not working. How long left?
Very short time: Day: If you send us the liver function and Kidney function tests (blood tests that doctors routinely do), We can be more exact. But once kidneys are failing (rising Creatinine levels) patients do not live more than 1-3 weeks if left untreated (such as use of dialysis, which I would not recommend). ...Read more
End stage liver failure, jaundice, low blood pressure, weak an dizzy. How long could I last like this? Bp has been low for two weeks 74/43
See a hepatologist: Given your history of hepatitis b and c, your liver failure is likely end-stage, meaning that it is not likely you will recover normal liver function. You should see a hepatologist, who is a liver doctor, to see whether any treatment can be given, or whether you are a candidate for a liver transplant. Low blood pressure can exist for several reasons, including infection, kidney or heart causes. ...Read more
No such thing: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more
The rest of ur life!: This is yet another situation where 'size does not matter'--as long as your liver is functioning properly. If it has been damaged by infection, cirrhosis, tumor, etc., then you will need to discuss specifics with your dr, as humans can survive with 10% functioning liver. Good luck. ...Read more
No clear answer: It is unclear what you mean by "cleansing the liver" - the liver receives blood from the intestines and from the heart and is responsible for many functions, including excreting toxins. In some cases, the liver may be affected by long-term exposure to excess calories or toxins. If the damage is minimal, it can be reversed within a few weeks, in severe cases damage may not be reversible. ...Read more
Scams: You can't cleanse your liver and it doesn't need cleaning. Anyone who tells you otherwise is taking advantage of the natural human desire to be deceived. Especially, I hope you're not going to try one of these crazy 'liver cleanses' that involves you eating something horrible that will give you weird bowel movements. These can land you in the hospital. Be smart. ...Read more
Check out this link: Follow up with your dr for serial liver tests and ultrasound. Take care! Http://www. Ask. Com/question/heal-a-lacerated-liver. ...Read more
Hours: You can't live very long without a liver. A person would die within hours if it is not functioning at all. ...Read more
After surgery?: Partial hepatectomy is obviously where most of this data comes from - after just a few weeks, 90+% liver has regenerated to its expected volume. There is also regeneration after viral cure but that happens on a more cellular level and is more difficult to measure. ...Read more