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Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Cirrhosis: This question cannot be answered without knowing the cause of your Dad's hepatic dysfunction. If the damage to his liver was due to an ongoing process it may become progressively more severe. He should be evaluated and be sure he does not have a chronic hepatitis which is treatable and potentially curable. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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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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What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. ...Read more

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Age 58, non-alcoholic.have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive.still have 40% liver working.it can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Age 58, non-alcoholic.have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive.still have 40% liver working.it can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Take care ofyourself: If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. get the underlying cause treated if possible (?HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'. ...Read more

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I’m a alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient. Recently have ultra sonogram and the interpretations are i) Cholelithiasis; ii) Hepatomegaly with evidence of?

I’m a alcoholic liver cirrhosis patient. Recently have ultra sonogram and the interpretations are i) Cholelithiasis; ii) Hepatomegaly with evidence of?

Liver cirrhosis.: Well, the term "hepataomegaly" means your liver is enlarged, which occurs in the earlier stages of cirrhosis, before the liver scars down and contracts. Cholelithiasis is the term to describe the presence of gallstones, but also means that at the time of the ultrasound the gallbladder did not appear inflamed nor infected. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver ,cirrhosis& its enlarged. A dr. told me bein vegan would help is this true? Or can l eat healthier meats?

Diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver ,cirrhosis& its enlarged. A dr. told me bein vegan would help is this true? Or can l eat healthier meats?

Get 2nd opinion: Cirrhosis is an extremely serious situation. Non-alcoholic fatty liver -- if this is truly the cause of your cirrhosis (assuming you have cirrhosis) -- is also very serious. If the best recommendation your physician could give is "Go be a vegan", truth be told is you need another physician. Get with a competent gastroenterologist, perhaps at a university. Peace and health. ...Read more

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I have 2 alcoholic family members who have liver cirrhosis.. concerned about haemochromatosis. But cbc, lft, CT scan,mrcp normal. GI dr said not worry?

I have 2 alcoholic family members who have liver cirrhosis.. concerned about haemochromatosis. But cbc, lft, CT scan,mrcp normal. GI dr said not worry?

You don't have it: If all of those tests are normal, and hopefully including a normal iron panel, then you don't have hemochromatosis. The only other concern would be if you knew that your relatives had the genetic mutation for hereditary hemochromatosis. Doesn't sound like it though. Their alcoholism was probably the cause. ONLY get the genetic test IF they are positive. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Depends on the cause: There have been deaths of heavy-drinking celebrities during their 20's. Mr. Mckernan died at age 26 of cirrhosis, probably from his alcohol use. If you believe you have something in your life that may be damaging your liver, please get with your physician -- we know many tricks that may help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long would my dad have to live with liver cirrhosis?

How long would my dad have to live with liver cirrhosis?

See below: It depends on the severity of the cirrhosis and the underlying cause two major causes of death are massive bleeding from esophageal varicose and ascites. If both these are prevented he can live longer. ...Read more

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How long do you have with advanced stage 4 liver cirrhosis? How many stages are there?

How long do you have with advanced stage 4 liver cirrhosis? How many stages are there?

4: There are four stages of fibrosis (scarring) and stage 4 is cirrhosis. When you say stage 4 cirrhosis--it is a confusing term since the europeans use a different classification where stage 4 of cirrhosis means cirrhosis with signs of liver failure that is much worse than stage 4 of fibrosis. Please discuss more with your liver doctor. ...Read more

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Can garlic execive use for longer period cause liver cirrhosis?

Can garlic execive use for longer period cause liver cirrhosis?

No.: I'm not certain what specifically you mean by "excessive" and "longer periods" but, providing your overall diet is healthy and well balanced, it shouldn't cause liver cirrhosis or damage to any organ or system. Garlic is used fairly extensively in many ethnic cuisines and, other than a garlic odor to breath and sweat, no adverse effects have been reported in human beings. ...Read more

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Should neksium 40mg be given to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, hep c, if yes for how long ?

Should neksium 40mg be given to patients suffering from liver cirrhosis, hep c, if yes for how long 
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It depends: The dose is usually no more than 20 mg a day in people whose liver isn't working well due to cirrhosis. If neksium is being given for occasional heartburn, perhaps talk to your doctor about positioning at night, changing diet, and other non-medication interventions. If you have esophagitis (inflammation) then you might need it every day. It is worth talking to your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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If bilirubin is raised with long term raised ALT, does that mean liver cirrhosis has started? Rest of liver panel normal but raised neutrophils.Thanks

If bilirubin is raised with long term raised ALT, does that mean liver cirrhosis has started? Rest of liver panel normal but raised neutrophils.Thanks

Elevated bilirubin: An elevated bilirubin does not necessarily signify cirrhosis, but it does raise concern for how well your liver is doing. If you have had elevated ALT long-term, perhaps you've had an evaluation of your liver to determine what's wrong. If you have not, this new development certainly would make that imperative. I would return to your liver doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is liver cirrhosis curable?

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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What is the cure for liver cirrhosis?

Family practice: It depends on the cause. If it is from alcohol , you stop drinking and healing will begin. Drugs can cause it as well. Discuss with your dr. Hepatitis c or b may cause cirrhosis that can be treated by antiviral medication. You may need to see a GI specialist for proper treatment and determine prognosis. ...Read more

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How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...Read more