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What are some ways to get your liver healthy again?

What are some ways to get your liver healthy again?

Liver: First you need to know if you have liver problem
avoiding alcohol and certain medicines will prevent liver disease from that ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I have a mild fatty liver even though I eat healthy and work out. How do I get my liver back to normal?

I have a mild fatty liver even though I eat healthy and work out. How do I get my liver back to normal?

Cholesterol/wt loss: Fatty liver can be a serious problem. If your diet is good and you are exercising then the best ways to correct fatty liver are to make sure that your cholesterol and weight are in the normal range. Keep up the good work on diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this and get my liver back into a healthy liver? I DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!

I've been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this and get my liver back into a healthy liver? I DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!

Diet and Exercise.: Reduce your total cholesterol level. (with PCP)
Reach a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, be sure to do so slowly (no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week).Quick weight loss from crash diets, surgery, or medicine increases inflammation and scarring in your liver. Exercise regularly.
Check with your doctor, metabolic syndrome also puts you at risk and should be treated if you have it. ...Read more

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What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test: liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package I have never done blood test before is it important to get

What does blood test tells us? There is a groupon deal for blood test...There are two types of test: liver-, kidney-, and thyroid-health-testing package and thyroid- and nutrient-testing package I have never done blood test before is it important to get

Without: Without clinical scenario (clear cut indication) of why you would actually do a blood test, the results can be meaningless. You need to talk to your physician and discuss the need to do a blood test, rather than purchasing it on groupon. ...Read more

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My liver specialist is having me get a blood pregnancy test before he can treat a health issue I'm having. The test will be done at 8dpo, too soon?

My liver specialist is having me get a blood pregnancy test before he can treat a health issue I'm having. The test will be done at 8dpo, too soon?

Too soon PG: Eight days post ovulation may be too soon unless the test is a serum quantitative beta HCG. It would determine how much pregnancy hormone is in your system rather then positive or negative. It would be better to wait until 3 days prior to the expected period. ...Read more

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I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?

I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?

Wilson's disease: There are chelating therapy available.....being young....your chances are better..... oral penicillamine with pyridoxine, indefinitely. Alternately, trientine. Oral zinc interferes with copper absorption in gut. It is an autosomal recessive, watch with whom you shire a child....... ...Read more

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How large can a liver get?

How large can a liver get?

17 lb: This is the biggest I've seen -- alcoholic hepatitis. I believe this was a suicide-by-alcohol. Livers containing large amounts of metastatic cancer may be similarly oversized. ...Read more

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How can I improve liver health?

How can I improve liver health?

Be liver-smart...: Get hepatitis a & b vaccine, avoid IV drug abuse & risky sex, don't use liver cleansers, be skeptical of supplements. Also, minimize tylenol (acetaminophen) & analgesic use, curtail alcohol intake, control weight as well as diabetes & high cholesterol, make smart diet choices (don't pick mushrooms from the field). If liver abnormal now, periodically check liver tests & imaging for trends. See your doctor if? 's. ...Read more

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What should a healthy liver count be?

Too vague...: It depends. If you don't have any medical problems, then all of your liver enzymes, including ast, alt, ggt, alk phos, total bilirubin, ldh, and others should be within normal range. There is not just one "liver count" value. Have your doctor interpret any lab work for you, as each patient is specific based on history/presentation. ...Read more

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How can I get the fat out of my liver?

How can I get the fat out of my liver?

Get it out of body: Fatty liver is commonly caused by overweight and over eating.
Tell us your weight and we can guide you about how to reduce your weight by cutting down on Fat in your diet. Daily walking will help you to reduce your weight. This will get rid of the excess body fat from all places including your liver. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my liver healthy?

What are ways to keep my liver healthy?

Aerobic fitness: Your liver is your most difficult organ to damage, and usually works as well at age 100 as when you're a kid. Trust you're not overdoing alcohol or meds that you don't need. In some communities, the most common cause of liver failure is phony "remedies" laced with poison. We're losing good livers to sedentary lifestyles, so stay lean and do plenty of aerobic fitness activities. ...Read more

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How does a bad liver affect your health?

It can kill you: Your toughest organ is your liver, and it's among the least likely to develop problems. The good news is that most liver disease is manageable if it's detected early by an evidence-based physician. Hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hemochromatosis, wilson's, the biliary cirrhosis family and autoimmune hepatitis are all manageable nowadays/. ...Read more

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What's safe for the liver to stay healthy?

What's safe for the liver to stay healthy?

Healthy living: 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

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What should I do to keep my liver healthy?

Liver: Make sure that your cholesterol is controlled, if you have diabetes make sure that is controlled, don't drink toouch alcohol, maintain a safe weight as well. ...Read more

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How large can a liver get before it bursts?

How large can a liver get before it bursts?

Not a chance: Livers do not usually burst. Spleen, bowels, even your heart and lungs might. Livers may get very large and hard due to cirrhosis, cause abdominal swelling and stomach and esophagus blood vessels to enlarge and bleed, but it won't burst. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep my liver in good health?

Aerobic fitness: Don't share needles, abuse alcohol, take meds you don't need, or trust people who make "imported holistic herbal remedies" -- many of the latter are laced with poison. Stay trim, aerobics-focused physically fit. If your liver enzymes go up, work with your physician to find the cause. The common cause of livers going bad nowadays is sedentary lifestyles. ...Read more

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Could you live if you get stabbed in the liver?

Could you live if you get stabbed in the liver?

Depends: It depends on the location of the stab, and if a major blood vessel was injured or not. ...Read more

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What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

What does the liver do to keep the body healthy?

Liver Functions: The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to know if I should get checked for my liver?

How to know if I should get checked for my liver?

You already are: Your physician normally palpates the liver edge during your physical exam, and your routine chemical profile, which gets done every few years, looks for elevated liver enzymes. That's plenty if you feel well. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

What should I do to improve the health of my liver?

A healthy liver: To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high fat foods to a minimum.>>. ...Read more

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Natural ways to get the liver functioning properly?

Natural ways to get the liver functioning properly?

Daytime TV surgeon: Don't abuse the liver. No effect from natural products. ...Read more

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How are an unhealthy liver and a healthy liver different?

Liver health: A healthy liver functions well and helps to maintain health of the body. Flags for poor liver health could include yellow skin and yellowing of the whites of the eyes; dark urine; very light colored, black or bloody feces; nausea; lack of appetite; skin itching; pain or swelling of the abdomen and feeling exhausted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any foods to make my liver healthier?

Really no: Your liver is your most robust organ and seldom gets sick. If you already have liver disease, your physician is your guide. If not, avoid excessive alcohol and get plenty of exercise. Your liver will probably thank you by remaining in perfect working order through what I hope will be a long life. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are diseases that affect the liver serious health risks?

Liver failure v. bad: Liver cancer, sclerosing cholangitis (body attacks bile ducts inside liver, cirrhosis (alcoholic or from other causes), hepatitis b can be serios & lead to liver failure, hepatitis c as well as a can be serious at times, liver flike infestation in asia & russia causes liver cancer, hydatid disease caused by tapeworm infestion when person is in close contact with an infected animal. All can b serious. ...Read more

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My liver was just tested and the number was 711 but I am super healthy eater?

My liver was just tested and the number was 711 but I am super healthy eater?

Need more info: Unfortunately to better guide you, it would help to have more information. What is the 711 referring to, as in which liver function test does that represent. ...Read more