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Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Can a pancreatic mass cause inflammation in the gallbladder without affecting the liver until a later stage?

Not likely.: Pancreatic mass can cause jaundice along with elevated liver function tests when it obstructs the common duct. Inflammation in the gallbladder is usually caused by gallstones. Acalculous cholecystitis can occur, but it is rare. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Explain the condition called liver inflammation.?

Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis and there are many causes: alcohol, drugs / medications, viral infections (hepatitis a, b, c), autoimmune disorders (autoimmune hepatitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis), and metabolic disorders (non-alcoholic fatty liver dz, wilson dz, hemochromatosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Important to see a hepatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe fatty liver would it have inflammation and would it be consider nash?

I have severe fatty liver would it have inflammation  and would it be consider nash?

NASH: I am not a liver specialist. You described having a fatty liver. It sounds like you don't know if there is inflammation. I believe that Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) includes fatty liver, inflammation & damage to liver cells. I would discuss with your doctor to see if your findings include more than just fatty liver. ...Read more

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One dr said that I have inflammation in my liver because is. Fatty and other dr said that I have the liver irritated what's the difference?

They are: Saying the same thing with different words. Sounds like you have hepatitis, which is inflammation or irritation of the liver, a potentially serious condition. Causes of it are infection (e.g. Viral hep a, b, or c), toxins (alcohol or drugs), elevated lipids (nash), bile duct obstruction (gallstones), or sometimes unknown. Follow your doctor's advice, or it might turn into cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the lungs called?

What is inflammation of the lungs called?

Pneumonitis: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What is inflammation the intestines called?

What is inflammation the intestines called?

Inflammation.: generally, diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines are called inflammatory bowel diseasesj. This includes quite a few illnesses, however. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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What's the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve called?

What's the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve called?

Radiculitis.: Radiculitis refers to inflammation of the nerve root. A more general term for any problem with spinal nerve roots (including compression) is radiculopathy. ...Read more

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How can I reduce liver inflammation due to nafl?

How can I reduce liver inflammation due to nafl?

Lose weight: Diet and exercise are paramount.
If you are diabetic, control you sugar.
Control your cholesterol. ...Read more

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What to do if I have inflammation of the pia and arachnoid membranes are called?

Meningitis: The pia and the arachnoid are part of the meninges, the lining around the brain and the spinal cord. The dura is another layer of the meninges. Together these three may be inflamed, inflammation of these structures is called meningitis. This may be caused by a virus, a bacterial infection or medications. It s not clear what the cause was in your case. How was your diagnosis made? ...Read more

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I have inflammation on my liver its getting better. Can i take jamieson milk thistle tablets?

Sure, but...: A number of small studies have yielded conflicting results concerning the effectiveness of milk thistle in hepatitis c and chronic liver disease. A systematic review concluded that although milk thistle may decrease liver enzymes in patients with hepatitis c, there was no clear benefit to this or other herbal medications for chronic hcv infection.

Be careful about possible side effects. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do myself to treat this? In brief: Glossitis This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Is there anything i can do myself to treat this?

In brief: Glossitis
This is what is called inflammation of the tongue.

Glossitis: The best way to treat inflammation of the tongue is to try to identify cause, for example: allergy, infection, trauma, autoimmune, diet/medication related, tumor etc.
It is important to try an identify cause/effect. First see if there is diet or medication associations and make appropriate modifications. If this becomes a chronic condition then having a doctor evaluate would be recommended. ...Read more

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Why does the liver cause inflammation?

Why does the liver cause inflammation?

It does not: Liver does not cause inflammation any more than the heart or brain or muscle or any other organ. ...Read more

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What is inflammation of the heart called?

What is inflammation of the heart called?

Carditis: Inflammation of all components of heart is called pancarditis; inflammation of the inner lining is called endocarditiis, that of muscles - myocarditis, and that of outer lining - pericarditis. ...Read more

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What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

What is the vaccination for inflammation of the brain called?

Vaccination: There are certain vaccines that are aimed to prevent meningitis, but I am not aware of a vaccine to prevent brain inflammation. ...Read more

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What can be done for liver inflammation?

What can be done for liver inflammation?

Stop the cause: Liver inflammation is associated with so many things, from alcohol, to viral infections, to inherited diseases, to having diabetes. Therefore, knowing what is causing it, can then be eliminated or decreased to treat it. Is it related to alchol? Stop or decrease drinking? If you have an infection, they should be treated. Hereditary diseases are more challenging to manage. ...Read more

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Can cranberry get rid of inflammation in liver?

Can cranberry get rid of inflammation in liver?

No: I am not aware of any data suggest cranberry get rid of inflammation of the liver. Inflammation of the liver can be from various causes. Treatment is based on the cause. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid if you already have liver inflammation?

What foods to avoid if you already have liver inflammation?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the inner lining of the heart called?

Endocarditis: The endocardium is the inner lining of the heart. If inflamed we call it endocarditis. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with liver inflammation?

Many & depends on: Cause. Minor liver inflammation with viral illnesses, such as mono usually recovers completely. Inflammation due to hepatitis virus and alcohol are more likely to lead to permanent damage and may result in chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Explain the condition called inflammation of the heart (carditis).?

Myo and pericarditis: Inflammation can be of the heart muscle (myocarditis) or of the lining of the heart (pericarditis). Myocarditis is often viral and sometimes can lead to heart failure; symptoms can be chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and generalized malaise. Pericarditis has many causes and may lead to fluid accumulation around the heart. Main symptom is chest pain, especially when lying down. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to eat, if you have liver inflammation already?

What is a good diet to eat, if you have liver inflammation already?

Find out the cause: You have to find out the cause. The most common causes relate to alcohol use, medication side effects, obesity, and auto-immune liver diseases. A gastroenterologist or hepatologist are usually the most helpful doctors in figuring these things out. Usually, if you eliminate the cause, the liver inflammation goes away. Left untreated, it can lead to cirrhosis and ultimately cancer. ...Read more

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What is an inflammation of a deep vein with formation of a clot is a disesase called?

DVT: Formation of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs is know as deep venous thrombosis or DVT. There is associated inflammation of the vein wall. ...Read more

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Liver biopsy shows fat and inflammation. Is that NASH or could it still be simple fatty liver?

Liver biopsy shows fat and inflammation. Is that NASH or could it still be simple fatty liver?

Need more specifics: Fatty liver can progress to the more serious NASH with progressive inflammation and scarring (fibrosis). Without the exact biopsy details is is impossible to tell what you have. Make sure you follow up with a GI doc for all of the results and suggestions. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more