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How Would I Be Able To Tell If My Liver Were Not Functioning Properly
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
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
Pretty good: unless the liver is totally goneGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Are LFTs reliable ? Do they just tell if liver damage is present or how well the liver is functioning ? Thanks
BOTH: Depends on the number, and which enzymes are affected.. ...Read more
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
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.
Several possible: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My liver function test came back again the number was 45 i was given an abdomenal ultrasound for nafld which was normal my gp cannot tell what's wrong?
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