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Is Steatorrhea Caused By Statin Drugs
Several drugs exist which lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme in liver cells (hmg-coa reductase) that is involved in cholesterol synthesis. These all have generic names that end in -statin, e.g. Atorvastatin (lipitor) and Simvastatin (zocor). Since nearly all of the meds in this class have been shown to have similar cardiovascular benefits, we often discuss them ...Read more
In brief: It has been described in association with a number of drugs which may be used alone or in combination clinically. ...Read more
No: acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Alcohol may make people more susceptible to many infections by suppressing many parts of the immune system, and sexual activity related to excessive alcohol use is sometimes responsible for urinary tract infections, especially in women, which can ultimately result in pyelonephritis in some cases. ...Read more
Cholesterol: We are not 100 percent certain on how this happens, but some gallstones are made of cholesterol. The assumption is that high cholesterol levels can induce the formation of gallstones, but this is not always the case. There re many factors associated with the formation of gallstones and sometimes dieting alternated with periods of food binges can be as bad and a promotor of gallstones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?
Probably genetic.: Most cases of high cholesterol do have a genetic basis, and this does not necessarily mean that your parents or other family members share the same clinical presentation. I am curious to why you state that your high cholesterol is confirmed not genetic, as this is virtually impossible to confirm or disaffirm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?
Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more
Not always: Please see your doctor for a good check up. ...Read more
It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,most of the time: Heart block caused by antibiotics or beta blocker or calcium channel blockers should improve after removal of the offending agent. It is imperative during the waiting time to watch for symptoms of syncope, dizziness and weakness and seek medical attention if any develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: One variety of epilepsy, chronic partial seizures, has been associated with psychiatric issues, and many anti-epileptic drugs might cause emotional adverse effects. You might want to confer with your neurologist in concert with a psychiatrist, as this challenge may be easily managed with some minor tweaks. ...Read more
Is it contraindicated to use aldactone (spironolactone) when ascites is caused by cancer vrs. cirrhosis, heart problems etc.?
Damaged air sacs: smoking causes two major kinds of damage - inflammation of the air passages (bronchitis) which ultimately narrows and scars these passages, and damage to the tiny air sacs (alveoli) where oxygen and carbon dioxide is exchanged between air we breathe in and blood in the pulmonary capillaries. Eventually we cannot get in enough oxygen or get rid of carbon dioxide and can't move air- air hunger. ...Read more
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