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3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Learn ; comply: Insist on knowing exactly what's wrong, then learn all you can. Be smart, and distinguish the scientific websites from the phony ones. Comply with your treatment as prescribed and offer suggestions and state your preferences based on your growing knowledge of your illness. ...Read more
Use your computer...: Our healthtap answers are limited to 400 characters, so we can't provide you the breadth or depth of knowledge you seek. Excellent sources of liver information include: textbooks, websites (like nih or aasld), or addressing your specific concerns to your physician. Doctors love to teach! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several types : There a many ways.A blood test for liver functions can give evidence of a normal healthy level of things made by the liver(or not).Some blood tests reveal markers of liver injury or evidence of specific infections or defects. A ct scan can look for evidence of abcesses or change of texture &size. A biopsy requires passage of a lg needle into the liver to get a piece for special tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: There are many varieties of "liver disease." hepatitis c can cause eventual cirrhosis. Alcohol excess can cause cirrhosis. Some liver disease caused by hepatitis a or b or from some medications can fully resolve with no further problems. Fatty liver damage can rarely progress to a serious problem. So it depends. Your doctor would know best what a person's future risks may be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
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