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Doctor insights on: How To Have A Healthy Liver And Kidneys

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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 long will i live with kidney and liver failure and jaundice?

How long will i live with kidney and liver failure and jaundice?

Part answer: With no renal function, a patient will fall into a uraemic coma in 7 to 10 days and die within 14 to 21 days. I defer the liver question to a hepatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

Don't abuse them: If you're healthy to start with: well balanced diet, avoid unnecessary drugs (as medicine or for fun), watch alcohol intake; careful with sexual activity/partners- use a condom. Get vaccinated for hepatitis a and b if risk factors- travel to endemic area, sex exposure, especially if multiple partners. If already have some issue with liver or kidney, talk to md about your specifics. ...Read more

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How to keep kidney healthy if person have only one kidney?

How to keep kidney healthy if person have only one kidney?

A healthy kidney: Preserving the health of one kidney is the same as preserving the health of two. You need to eat a healthy diet, limit your salt intake, exercise and control any illness you may have, or develop such as diabetes and/or hypertension. Kidney donors have one kidney and can live long lives. Go to your own doctor or a nephrologist for more advice. ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?

Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?

Yes and No: It's what a patient eats, and not the label on his type of diet, that matters. Fatty liver worsens with the eating of sugars and simple carbs. Sugars and simple carbs are usually vegan (not of animal origin). Thus, a vegan will want to eat non-animal food items that are low in sugars and low in simple carbohydrates. ...Read more

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How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

Depends...: Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are present such as chronic hepatitis c. ...Read more

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I do not have any liver disease, am drinking plenty of water and exercising. How fast would my liver regenerate to a normal healthy one?

I do not have any liver disease, am drinking plenty of water and exercising. How fast would my liver regenerate to a normal healthy one?

Depends: Are your planning to donate part of your liver for transplant? Liver in healthy per son can regenerate in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a small liver and my blood work returned to normal?

The Liver is Amazing: The liver is an amazing organ and can regenerate itself as long as the toxic problems are taken care of. I would believe you would have a normal life span with a fully functioning liver as demonstrated by normal liver blood testing. ...Read more

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What is a person with diabetes, kidney and heart issues supposed to eat?

What is a person with diabetes, kidney and heart issues supposed to eat?

Low salt, low carbs: This is a situation that has to be handled by a registered dietician. In general it is paramount to control the diabetes. A low salt diet will probably help the heart issues. But to repeat, controlling the diabetes as closely as possible will help all three of these areas. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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Kidney function of 1.53. Do I need to drink more water and how long does it take for the kidney to repair itself?

Kidney function of  1.53. Do I need to drink more water and how long does it take for the kidney to repair itself?

Depends: A 1.53 creatinine is considered mildly elevated. However this number depends on your previous creatinine level. If your level was much lower, then you would be classified as acute renal failure. Then you should drink lots of water and have your doctor check your medications to make sure they are not causing any renal problems. ...Read more

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How much protein is supposed to be in your kidneys and is 30 protein bad?

How much protein is supposed to be in your kidneys and is 30 protein bad?

3+ = proteinuria: Kidneys are a filter. When the filters enlarge from inflammation, protein escapes into the urine. This commonly occurs in the pregnant population and athletes. Otherwise, a virus like measles or a strep infection can cause it. Minimal Change Disease is common among children but sometimes affects adults. You need additional labs - amount of protein in urine over 24 hrs and creatinine clearance. ...Read more

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Can you donate a piece of your healthy liver to someone with cirrhosis of the liver or do they need a whole liver for the transplant?

Can you donate a piece of your healthy liver to someone with cirrhosis of the liver or do they need a whole liver for the transplant?

Partial liver: Partial liver transplants are feasible and are done selectively. The donor is at considerable risk from the surgery to remove part of the liver. ...Read more

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What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

What I have to do to prolong a healthy kidney transplant?

Kidney transplant: To prolong a kidney transplant, you need to take your immunosupressive agentss consistently and to need to be followed regularly by your team of transplant physicians. They can detect the problem of rejection early on and take steps to prevent it from destroying your transplanted kidney. ...Read more

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On average, how much water can a kidney process in 24 hours? Say you are healthy and don't have any kidney problems.

On average, how much water can a kidney process in 24 hours? Say you are healthy and don't have any kidney problems.

Average?: Average depends on how much you drink and how much you loose by other means like sweating, breathing, and thru your gut. Recommended total daily water intake is 1 - 2 l. ...Read more

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Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Hi. If I have astained from alcohol for 7 days is that long enough to be outta my system for a cbc, lipid, liver and kidney?

Water soluble: EtOH is water soluble and out of your system in 24 hours. If you are a heavy drinker it can take months for your liver enzymes to normalize. It is long enough to give you a realistic picture of your actual health. ...Read more

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How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

How long does an alcoholic with kidney problems have to live?

Consult nephrologist: Taking care of the kidney problems. Of course subject may drink her/himself to death. Could die from acute alcohol poisoning, liver cirrhosis, kill him/herself in a dui accident or just walk into traffic on a highway. There are many ways to shorten one's life as an alcoholic. ...Read more

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How long after your kidney and liver failure can you live?

How long after your kidney and liver failure can you live?

Not long: If these organs truly stopped working completely, survival would be short 1-2 weeks at most. ...Read more

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How to have a healthy body and mind?

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How to have a healthy body and mind?

Healthy lifestyle: Healthy lifestyle is best way to achieve healthy body & mind. Make decision to get enough sleep & to exercise regularly. Make decision to eat healthy foods. And don't smoke or drink to excess. Make decision to rest your mind (meditate) & enjoy the present instead of focusing on uncontrollable future. Surround yourself w/friends. Love others & give of yourself to your community eg charity work. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more