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I have end stage cirrocis of the liver. Is chocolate bad for me?

I have end stage cirrocis of the liver. Is chocolate bad for me?

No: There is no contraindication in eating chocolate and cirrhosis. However it is very important to eat a healthy diet low in salt (<2gram/day) and high with good protein sources. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

Cirrhosis signs: End stage cirrhosis usually presents with jaundice, ascites, varices, bleeding, or profound weakness. It can be managed with palliative care and/or hospice. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Can you please describe the final stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a clinical prognostic score to monitor severity (such as the meld or childs-pugh scores). ...Read more

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How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How bad is cirrhosis of the liver from hep c? Should I be angry at ex?

How bad is cirrhosis of the liver from hep c? Should I be angry at ex?

Tx for Hep C: Unfortunately it is bad. The good news is that in few months medicines would cure or eliminate the virus. Make sure you discuss treatment with a liver specialist, a gastoenterologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Don't know what: You mean by main nursing. End stage cirrhosis is accompanied by yellow skin , urine conjunctiva, extreme weakness, abdominal swelling, leg swelling, grossly abnormal blood studies. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

See answer: Fatty liver or hepatic steatosis is not uncommon, and occurs often in people who may be overweight. It can be reversed by losing weight and watching your diet with decreased fats. Rarely will this turn into cirrhosis, but you certainly do not want to drink alcohol all the time and/or take medications that go through the liver (like tylenol) often. Have lft's monitored with a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a liver biopsy done, stage 4 cirrhosis, could you please tell me how bad this is??

I had a liver biopsy done, stage 4  cirrhosis, could you please tell me how bad this is??

Very serious: This is so serious that you would do well to have ie read by.a second pathologist. You also need to determine the cause of the cirrhosis. Usually it is partly reversible if you find and can treat the cause. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Liver: You can't get guaranteed improvement with diet and exercise for fatty liver. But you can be pretty sure it will get worse if you don't diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver, I have recently started taking l- arginine akg 5gram is this bad for my condition?

I have alcohol induced cirrhosis of the liver, I have recently started taking l- arginine akg 5gram is this bad for my condition?

Not an issue for: Self-treatment. Cirrhosis is a serious illness and not an issue for self treatment. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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For what length of time can lactulose work for someone with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

For what length of time can lactulose work for someone with end-stage liver cirrhosis?

Variable: Lactulose is used to treat hepatic encephalopathy (confusion) from cirrhosis. When it stops working the liver doctor might be able to add other medications or investigate why it might not be working as well (such as stomach bleeding or dietary changes). How long it works depends on each individual patient and it may work until the very end for some patients. ...Read more

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Liver ultrasound revealed 'mildly coarse liver in a subtle finding' - end stage cirrhosis?

No: End stage cirrhosis would not be a subtle finding. This could represent many conditions, including early cirrhosis, however. Follow up with your doctor is essential. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has end-stage liver disease/ liver failure (cirrhosis) how long does he have?

What can I do if my dad has end-stage liver disease/ liver failure (cirrhosis) how long does he have?

Difficult to predict: Future, but these are serious conditions. A lot depends on cause of his liver disease and if it is treatable and his response to treatment. I have long since given up on trying to predict future transplant is option if it is not malignancy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I was told had very early stages of Liver Cirrhosis, is this terminal? Dr. said can live many many years with it, but I am terrified, and depression

I was told had very early stages of Liver Cirrhosis, is this terminal? Dr. said can live many many years with it, but I am terrified, and depression

Take care ofyourself: can the cause of cirrhosis be treated? (HCV, hemorchromatosis, etc?) stay as healthy as you can, active, with plenty of veggies on your plate - things can indeed stay stable for many years. but follow up with your doctors closely and do what you can to make sure things don't progress. ...Read more

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