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How can you reverse liver damage?

How can you reverse liver damage?

Liver regenerates: The liver is one of the only organs that will regenerate once the damaging activity is stopped: as long as there are enough undamaged cells. Milk thistle is purported to help repair liver damage but scientific studies are lacking. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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 cause liver damage?

What cause liver damage?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more

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Is liver damage reversible?

Is liver damage reversible?

Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more

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What can cause liver damage?

What can cause liver damage?

Many causes.: there are entire text books written on possible causes of liver damage. The most common causes in the United States are alcohol, viruses, medications, genetic, and autoimmune processes. Each of these can damage the liver in various ways. If you feel you have liver damage, see your doctor. They may recommend that you see a gastroenterologist also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can liver damage cause pain?

Can liver damage cause pain?

NOT ALWAYS BUT: Not always but depends on the cause, if it is due to cancer, it will cause pain, cirhosis liver can cause pain as well in the abdomen.But earlier stages of liver damage due to alcohol or drugs or infections may not cause any pain. ...Read more

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What can help the liver damage?

What can help the liver damage?

Remove insult: It is difficult to help liver damage, other than removing the insulting agent wether that be a toxin (drug or alcohol) or virus. Vit e has shown some benefit in helping damage done with fatty liver disease, however there is new concern about increasing prostate cancer risk with its use. No herbal medication has consistently proven any benefit. ...Read more

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What can cause severe liver damage?

What can cause severe liver damage?

Many things: including alcohol use, overdose of acetaminophen (tylenol), certain genetic disorders, metabolic disorders, autoimmune liver disorders. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have liver damage?

How to tell if I have liver damage?

Look in mirror: If you are jaundiced, yellow pallor to skin or whites of eyes. Redness to palms, itching with no direct cause, loss of taste then i would check with your doctor. Check side effects of any and all medications that you take even supplements. ...Read more

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What work best to treat liver damage?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the liver damage. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have liver damage?

How do I know if I have liver damage?

Tests: Elevated liver enzymes may suggest ongoing injury but the amount of scarring is assessed by a liver biopsy. There are some non-invasive tests of fibrosis i.e., scarring. Blood tests such as fibrospect or fibroscan ( not available in usa). ...Read more

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What could be causing my liver damage?

Several reasons: There are many reasons that can cause your liver disease. Such as, overuse of alcohol, virus, fat in the liver ( with obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet etc), overactive immune system, medications, drugs, and many others. ...Read more

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What are the last stages of liver damage?

Cirrhosis: The last stage of liver damage is cirrhosis of the liver with portal hypertension, varices, ascites and liver failure with elevated bilirubin, liver enzymes, ammonia level ane prothrombin time. This then leads to death from liver failure. ...Read more

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What usually causes getting liver damage?

See details: Really too numerous to mention. Causes increase infection (especially the various hepatitis viruses), toxins (especially alcohol) and medications. ...Read more

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How can liver damage affect someone's life?

Depends on cause: Alcoholic liver disease affects the relationships, and can be really serious for everyone especially at later stages leading to cirrhosis and liver failure.Other causes due to conditions which nobody has control over brings friends and family together. ...Read more

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What are the physical signs of liver damage?

What are the physical signs of liver damage?

All show late: Bloodwork shows liver injury much earlier than physical signs, which can include: dry / rough skin; yellow coloration (jaundice); altered mental status; prominent blood vessels around belly button; swollen neck veins; easy bruising/bleeding; abdomen distension (ascites); stool changes (color / consistency); day/night sleep reversal... ...Read more

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What are some early symptoms of liver damage?

What are some early symptoms of liver damage?

End-stage vs. Acute: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of liver damage?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Liver damage: Some are spider nevi, palmar erythema, nail changer, finger deformity from contractures, gynecomastia, osteoarthropathy, impotence/infertility/testicular atrophy, large spleen/liver, fluid in abdomen (ascites), musty odor in breath, jaundice, weakness/fatigue/wt. Loss. ...Read more

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What should I do to reverse severe liver damage?

Stop alcohol use com: Absolutely no alcohol use...This might be the only thing you can do right now. But eat healhty foods(avoid greasy, oily fat loaded foods) also use veggies, plant based foods like grains and lots of fruits. Then your liver will likely recover over a few months. ...Read more

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Extensive spider naevi liver damage, what to do?

Extensive spider naevi liver damage, what to do?

Spider angiomas: Spider angiomas are often a sign of portal hypertension, due to liver disease. The spiders will not go away until the liver disease is under better control. I would see your liver specialist to discuss your liver disease and see if there are options to reduce the portal hypertension. In the meantime,do not drink alcohol. Good luck. ...Read more