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How To Know When Liver Is Not Functioning Properly
Labs etc.: Especially now that many people are obese, liver problems are very common. They are most easily identified on biochemical tests; the jaundice, wooziness, right upper quadrant ache, and spatial misperceptions are all late. If an non-evidence-based practitioner has diagnosed a liver problem and you think you're getting suckered, get with your primary care physician. ...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
Can your gallbladder not functioning cause liver emzymes to be high on blood work? Mine where a little high. Also I'm on prilosec and took fluconazole
Daytime TV surgeon: Dont abuse the liver. No effect from natural products. ...Read more
Need more info: Impossible to answer accurately your question with the information provided. Data needed--are you reporting high lft's (cholestatic or hepatocellular) or a lesion? 1) how big is the lesion? 2) how long has it been there? 3) is it enlarging, ;at what rate? 4) cystic or solid? 5) is it causing symptoms? 6) do you have underlying liver disease? 7) has a tissue diagnosis (biopsy) been pursued? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right side: The liver is central to certain functions: 1) synthesizing proteins, 2) metabolism, and 3) fluid balance in conjunction with the kidneys. When the liver fails it is difficult to manage the protein insufficiency and the inability to metabolize things appropriately. This can cause significant and life limiting symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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