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Is there a known mediation that improves cirrhosis of the liver?

Is there a known mediation that improves cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: In severe cases of alcohol-induced hepatitis with cirrhosis, corticosteroids can sometimes reduce the inflammation, resulting in less ultimate scarring. But no medicine can take away scar. Prior to severe scarring, there is always inflammation, and treatment can reduce that. There are meds for hepatitis b/c as well as primary biliary cirrhosis that can slow it down. Stop alcohol completely. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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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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Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

Is there a medication to improve cirrhosis of the liver?

No: There are no therapies proven to improve cirrhosis. There are many therapies available to improve and control symptoms. If you have infectious hepatitis, treatment for this may improve disease a bit. ...Read more

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What is future of liver cirrhosis treatment? Is there any development in research which can reverse scarring process?

What is future of liver cirrhosis treatment? Is there any development in research which can reverse scarring process?

No: That said, there is great progress in treating hepatitis. however NASH is a problem that is increasing. There is no progress of revering scarring of cirrhosis that I know of ...Read more

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How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

How does the metabolism of isotretinoin damage the liver to the extent that increases in liver transaminase is a common consequence of its usage?

Direct injury: Isotretinoin may cause direct injury to liver cells in 10-15 % of patient with elevation of liver enzyme the effect may be temporary and may go away but may persist in less than 1% users. ...Read more

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Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Yes there are many: Almost 80% of liver cancers are due to underlying chronic hepatitis b and hepatitis c virus infection. Other significant risk factors include cirrhosis and hereditary hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between cirrhosis of the liver and a cold?

No: Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver. This develops over many years, so a cold doesn't cause cirrhosis. Sometime, having a cold when you have cirrhosis, can make you very sick since your immune system might have a very difficult time fighting off the cold. If you have fevers or chills and have known cirrhosis, you need to have this brought to the attention of your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cirrhosis of the liver and scarring?

Is there a difference between  cirrhosis of the liver and scarring?

Severity: Scarring(fibrosis) of the liver is rate on a scale of 0-4. Stage 4 fibrosis is equivalent to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Is there any reversible diseases that can cause the failire of a cognitive assessment?

Is there any reversible diseases that can cause the failire of a cognitive assessment?

Yes: There are several conditions that can cause cognitive deficits that are reversible or treatable. A few are hypothyroidism, vitamin B12 deficiency, anemia, depression and anxiety. Please see your doctor for an assessment and blood tests. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that sleeping less has a direct effect on the heart and what kind of damage can it cause?

Is there any evidence that sleeping less has a direct effect on the heart and what kind of damage can it cause?

Now we know : That psychosocial stressor are a risk factor for coronary artery disease. Good sleep habits of at least 8 hrs a day are essential for a good healthy lifestyle and a balance spiritual, emotional, physical and mental state. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Diet-cirrhosis liver: Yes there is help. You must call your doctor because there are many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, and the diet recommendations can vary with the cause. Follow medical advice very carefully. ...Read more

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Obviously one cannot function without a liver and that in and of itself is deadly. Besides that, what is the most deadly aspect of liver failure?

Information: Anything that causes the live to not function properly is potentially deadly. One deadly thing is no more deadly than another. Liver faliure is when all aspect of metabolism cease. Perhaps the most dramatic event is when bleeding begins usually from the nose, mouth, urine, and GI tract. ...Read more

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What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

Stomach ulcers: Are caused by use of NSAIDs or associated with HPylori or unopposed stomach acidity as in poor dietary habits, alcohol,smoking and coffee can aggravate ulcers, stress, severe illness and hyperacid production like zollinger ellison syndrome. Cure is done by avoiding or treating the cause and the us antacids or H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Any chronic process: Anything which causes repeat episodes or continuous episodes of inflammation of the liver over long time periods can produce cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, isolating segments of liver cells from the circulation and impairing their function, to the extent that the liver can no longer perform its duties. This includes infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and so on. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Is there a good diet to help the liver heal if the liver is sick?

Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol. A balanced diet is adequate for the liver to heal. It is more important to avoid things that may hurt the liver, such as alcohol, acetaminophen. It is important to determine the etiology of liver "sickness" to determine if additional treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Is it true that the combination of fenofibrate and atorvastatin causes hepatitis?

Is it true that the combination of fenofibrate and atorvastatin causes hepatitis?

Not usually: Gemfibrizol is a fibrate that was used commonly to lower triglycerides, but inhibits the metabolism of statins thus causing higher concentrations of statins. This combination has been reported to increase chance of statin muscle damage. Fenofibrate does not have this effect on statin metabolism. ...Read more

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What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

What can be and are the harmful impacts of herbal medications on human body? Are there any cases that documented this or is it a mere speculation?

Side effects: arise from both from drugs and natural medications. There are so many of each that they need to be looked into on a case by case basis. Neither is w/out risk but that risk is lowered when you are guided by a well trained medical person. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it true that cirrhosis of the liver can lead to portal hypertension?

Is it true that cirrhosis of the liver can  lead to portal hypertension?

Portal htn: Yes. As the liver becomes fibrotic the blood from the portal vein sees greater resistance and pressure in the portal vein rises. ...Read more

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