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How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

Blood test: Early liver dysfunction will not have symptoms. A blood test may be the only indicator of abnormal function. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 are some signs that your liver is not functioning right?

What are some signs that your liver is not functioning  right?

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

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I have been inflicted with liver function one says u had siviour jaundis another says it is in starting stage.Tell what stage it is?

I have been inflicted with  liver function one says u had siviour jaundis another says it is in starting stage.Tell what stage it is?

Liver Biopsy: Severe Jaundice doesn't determine stage. It is a symptom that happens when an increase in bilirubin is high enough that it tints the skin\sclera, yellow. Usually people that have end-stage liver failure present with jaundice, but people that have an acute hepatitis episode can also present with severe jaundice. The staging is usually performed with a liver biopsy and the help of your gastro doc ...Read more

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Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

It may,...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Yes: Liver functions are altered in hepatitis. ( a, b, c, d, e ) to a varying degree. It most of the time correlates with disease activity. Serial fu of viral count and liver function helps. Treatment alters the course of disease. Untreated hep b can cause cirrohsis, liver cancer in long run. ...Read more

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Hi drs, can you please tell me any supplement or anything, rather then medicines to improve liver functions.And to deal with hepatitis?

Hi drs, can you please tell me any supplement or anything, rather then medicines to improve liver functions.And to deal with hepatitis?

Milk thistle: There are a few herbal medicines that have been shown to help liver function recover. Milk thistle is one. I would suggest consulting an herbalist or doctor familiar with guiding patients with this problem. ...Read more

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1 of metformin's functions is to regulate liver glucose production. If it's taken 4 a while, should the body tell the liver to produce enough in order to get off the meds?

1 of metformin's functions is to regulate liver glucose production. If it's taken 4 a while, should the body tell the liver to produce enough in order to get off the meds?

It's not a cure: To answer this in a short way, metformin is not a cure. It helps rearrange some metabolic pathways but it cannot cure the disease. It doesn't reset anything, but is only capable of exercising its effect when it is taken. When stopped, unless other measures are employed, the disease returns. ...Read more

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What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

What else can cause high ammonia levels besides liver and kidney functions? I need someone to help me. No one can tell me what is going on.

Family practice: Elevated ammonia levels is cause by liver and kidney disorders. It can be hereditary or caused by drugs and medication it sometimes is self limiting but it may progress and cause brain damage. ...Read more

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