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My mend has end stage cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed 6 months ago, now has endocarditis, leaky mitral valve & bells palsy what should we expect?

My mend has end stage cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed 6 months ago, now has endocarditis, leaky mitral valve & bells palsy what should we expect?

Very sick: Individual, probably in no fit condition for valve repair- prognosis with advanced cirrhosis is poor. ...Read more

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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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How do you clean out your liver?

You don't: Forgive my frankness. The internet is full of claims that people need to "detoxify" their livers for whatever reason. People who feel unwell (often due to undiagnosed physical disease or emotional / situational distress) are told the problem is "chemicals" or whatever and are given weird protocols and horrible things to ingest that can end them in the hospital. Ignore this nonsense. ...Read more

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What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

What symptoms would I have if my liver wasnt functioning right?

And jaundice: I agree with the above but would add yellow eyes and/or skin to the symptoms listed above. ...Read more

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What are the causes of increase fats on liver?

What are the causes of increase fats on liver?

Fatty Liver: Liver compromised by alcohol or toxin.

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Where is the liver located ?

Where is the liver located ?

Liver: The liver is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, immediately below the right lung/diaphragm. It is beneath the lower margin of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Liver is full of fat .What can I do.

Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read more

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What exactly are liver lesions?

Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read more

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Can you survive without a liver?

No.: The liver is a power house. Other functions include: it stores carbs, helps regulate blood sugar, amino acids, carbohydrates, and fats; metabolizes many drugs and hormones; produces blood clotting factors and plasma proteins; and makes bile for the digestion of fat. However, you can live with part of your liver removed; the organ will eventually regenerate and recover full function. ...Read more

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What does the liver do?

What does the liver do?

Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

What does it mean when your liver is enlarged.?

Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read more

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