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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
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
Pretty good: unless the liver is totally goneGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Abnormal liver function test on blood work very slightly out of range?gp said simple fatty liver how can she tell with jst blood test?im book for US
NASH or fatty liver: She says that because it is the most likely diagnosis. If you are not an alcoholic & don't have Hep C. It can evolve into NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) which can cause cirrhosis. But usually over years. Risk factors for fatty liver are really high chlolesterol or Triglycerides, obesity, pre or overt diabetes, or low thyroid. Diet & exercise are the usual tx. Do the US & the other labs ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor has done blood work to check my liver function because of black blood in stool. Can you tell me why?
Bleeding: He is likely making sure that your liver is functioning normally; the liver produces chemicals that help us clot. If the liver is not working properly eg cirrhosis, then you won't produce clotting factors and this may lead to bleeding somewhere in the GI tract, hence the black stools. Your doctor will likely recommend an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy to look for a bleeding source ...Read more
Can you tell me about gallbladder test are ok. gb testing for function ok. us of abdomen ok. what's the cause?
Routine tests: HIDA scan involves fasting for few hours prior to study. Patient injected IV with radiotracer usually Technetium- hida extracted from blood stream by liver. Imaging continusously performed by nuclear camera positioned above the abdomen.Scan visualzies liver, bile ducts, gall bladder,bowel.Once gall bladder filled CCK injected IV for contraction and function of gb.US shows anatomy, stones, sludge ...Read more
Radiologist says my 22w6d feutus'kidneys are not functioning well causing liquid to form in the baby's abdomen is this problem correctable.
RENAL PROBLEM: 5 1/2 mo. Old baby with non- functioning kidney ? Consult a peds nephrologist for more advice. We can live with one kidney if the other one is not working. Good luck ! ...Read more
If liver was swollen would i be able to tell? What blood test do doctors look at for liver problems?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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