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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

How safe is Lipitor (atorvastatin) for heart patients with slightly elevated liver enzymes?

Usually Very Safe: Your slightly elevated liver enzymes should be evaluated by your physician. If no significant problem is found it is safe to take lipitor (atorvastatin). Monitoring liver enzymes is frequently done on a periodic basis. Small elevations of liver enzymes over baseline on Lipitor (atorvastatin) is not an indication of liver damage and can be safely followed. ...Read more

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What's sgpt and GGT in liver function test?

What's sgpt and GGT in liver function test?

Liver cell ,bile tes: Sgpt (alt) is a test of liver cell (hepatocyte) activity; increased with liver cell inflammation. Ggt is a test of bile flow. Anything that decreases flow of bile within cells, down tiny canaliculi, small ductules, and larger ducts will cause increase; can be due to inflammation, scarring, stone, tumor, etc. Drugs can increase either or both. ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

Elevated liver enzyme with normal other liver function and normal ultrasound and negative hepatitis b and c virus ??

2 thoughts:: A common cause of asymptomatic elevations in liver enzymes is fatty liver(Non alcoholic fatty liver disease: NAFLD). This is very common in obesity and is considered to be part of the metabolic syndrome. Ultrasound will be "normal" (i.e. falsely negative) in 17% of patients with NAFLD. A less common cause=choledocholithiasis(stones in common bile duct). Often missed on ultrasound. Can be asymptom ...Read more

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High liver enzymes and hepatitis! what are effects?

High liver enzymes and hepatitis! what are effects?

Depends. check w/MD: Hepatitis means liver inflammation-lots of causes, including several viruses, parasites, drugs, toxins, alcohol, immunologic, pregnancy associated changes, etc.May have symptoms, e.g. Nausea, poor appetite, weight loss, abnormal physical, e.g. Jaundice, abdominal fluid, altered mental status, etc. Some are self limited; others can lead to chronic disease, cirrhosis, liver failure. Check with md. ...Read more

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Taking 10mg atorvastatin daily...What liver function tests should my md be ordering?

Taking 10mg atorvastatin daily...What liver function tests should my md be ordering?

You are complicated: I see you have multiple diagnoses and taking a list of medications. Rather than trusting healthtap doctor to advise you on what tests "your md" should be ordering for you, why not put your trust in your md? I am concerned that you will be caught between your md who knows more about your situation, and healthtap doctor who only has a few words from you. Your md's opinion should trump healthtap! ...Read more

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What if I have high iron high liver enzymes and thyroide and fatty liver?

Need for evaluation: Any one of these would be cause for concern and you should see your doctor for a history, physical and addtional investigation. ...Read more

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Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

Does liver damage and disease always involve high or abnormal liver enzymes?

No: You can have chronic hepatitis B or C with normal liver enzymes. You can also have other chronic liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver, with normal liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fatty liver and elevated liver enzymes?

See below: Elevated liver enzymes indicate damage to liver cells usually from alcohol, hepatitis, and some medications. Fatty liver means accumulation of fat in liver cells, it can result from obesity, malnutrition, alcohol, other hapatotoxins like chloroform, and low blood supply to liver. ...Read more

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How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

How can the liver and gallblader function in digestion?

Only liver functions: The ability to digest food depends of GI enzymes most of which are produced by the pancreas and then activated by bile produced by the liver. Rather than have bile constantly spilling into the GI tract, The GB acts as a reservoir. When food enters the stomach and reaches the SB digestion occurs with bile activated pancreatin, the bile having been stored in the gallbladder which then empties. ...Read more

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No kidney and liver function, how long can one live?

No kidney and liver function, how long can one live?

Part answer: With no renal function, a patient will fall into a uraemic coma in 7 to 10 days and die within 14 to 21 days. I defer the liver question to a hepatologist. ...Read more

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Will taking 600mg of NAC daily effect liver enzyme tests?

Will taking 600mg of NAC daily effect liver enzyme tests?

Depends.: It has been reported to affect liver enzymes in a patient with cystic fibrosis. As with any supplements, benefit is iffy, depending on what you are using it for. If not prescribed or recommended by doc, be leery of wasting your money. Many supplements have not been studied in sufficient detail for a long enough time to know for sure if they are safe. See http://tinyurl.com/ng3ajr4 ...Read more

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Are liver and pancreatic enzymes always elevated with liver and pancreatic cancer?

Are liver and pancreatic enzymes always elevated with liver and pancreatic cancer?

Short answer: No: Most often if a malignant mass presses on the ductal system of liver or panc. (see picture), it can cause abn. blood enzymes. If the mass is small and ducts drain, routine enzymes are usually normal. Gilbert Syndrome, a genetic abn. of up to 7% of folks, has the significance like your fingerprints, and is discussed nicely in: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gilbert-syndrome ...Read more

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Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Could cirrhosis show in my liver enzyme level?

Maybe: If the cause isn't active -- for example, a cirrhotic who has an alcoholic past but is now abstinent -- the liver enzymes may be normal. Usually at least one liver function test is abnormal in a cirrhotic or precirrhotic. ...Read more

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Taking 10mg atorvastatin daily...What liver function tests should my md be ordering?

You are complicated: I see you have multiple diagnoses and taking a list of medications. Rather than trusting healthtap doctor to advise you on what tests "your md" should be ordering for you, why not put your trust in your md? I am concerned that you will be caught between your md who knows more about your situation, and healthtap doctor who only has a few words from you. Your md's opinion should trump healthtap! ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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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


Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more