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Liver Disease And Niacin Flushes
Varies: Wilson's in infamous as an elusive diagnosis, which is unfortunate because it is so deadly if missed but easy to treat if found early. Usually the liver enzymes are up for a few years before the person gets super-sick. This the time during which we hope to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Was diagnosed fatty liver with sgpt 71 and LDL 139(total chol. 200) & TSH 11.5, are these all bcz of fatty liver, how severe is my fatty liver?Plz help
See below: Your LDL is only slightly elevated. A prudent diet will correct it. Your TSH indicates deficiency in thyroid hormone and has nothing to do with fatty liver but requires attention. Your SGPT is elevated - the degree is non-diagnostic and not helpful. If fatty liver is suspected, it can only be graded with liver biopsy. Repeating the SGPT in 6 weeks would be more prudent. ...Read more
Mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver and low function gallbladder protein 8.4 bilirubin total 2.0 1.76 and diect 0.27 is this due to fatty liver?
Probably not: With the majority of your bilirubin being indirect, i.e. Unconjugated, you probably have gilbert's syndrome, which is the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin and is found in 5-10% of the population and is due to the reduced activity of the enzyme glucuronyltransferase. Bilirubin levels may increase under conditions of exertion, stress, fasting, and infections but is benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?
Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends!: Elevated liver enzymes can be due to a number of different conditions. They can even be elevated temporarily for no reason, & fall to normal the next time it is checked. Are you on any meds? Do you feel bad? There isn't enough info to give you a decent answer. Give a little more history, and add any meds or other medical problems that you have in your health history and it will help us answer ...Read more
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
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe for heart patients? Can it damage liver or kidneys? I have heart disease & gilbert's disease.
Yes: It is safe to take.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can digestive disorders cause elevated alt/ast enzymes, liver is clean according to scan but elevated liver function dizziness & nausea persist 4months?
Blood tests are: Just that, tests. Scan is an image, a picture. You didn't say how elevated your liver enzyme tests are, but if they are really high and stay there or get worse, it means that your liver cells are not working well, even though your liver's image is good. Ask your doctor who ordered the tests why you still have nausea after 4 months. Could be hepatitis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?
Unknown: as to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medication in preventing the progression or promoting the improvement of liver inflammation. This is particularly true with vitamin E, where all studies have shown lack of efficacy. A few studies of milk thistle have shown small improvements, but most not. ...Read more
Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
0.1ppm: Drinking water rarely exceeds 0.1 parts per million (ppm), deemed a safe level for wilson's disease. Testing is not so much for fear of exceeding 0.1ppm, but to make sure your home/school is not prone to excessive leaching (example: acidic water in copper pipes). Consistent levels <0.1ppm mean leaching is unlikely. Flushing copper pipes (let water run) is recommended before drinking/cooking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.
Fatty liver painless: Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically. Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein ? You must see a liver specialist- gastroenterologist. In the meantime lose weight. Avoid fructose,sucrose,trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oils. Choose foods rich in lysine- Google for details or drhoffman.com Other supplements are omega3 fish oil capsules, Beet root,Vitamin B complex ...Read more
Can Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (no inflammation) speed up your metabolism and cause you to poorly absorb antidepressant medication?
Fatty liver: The absorption and metabolism of antidepressants are totally different systems. It depends on the antidepressant as well as any other drugs you may be taking at the same time. However, in general fatty liver disease will slowly metabolize most antidepressants, thereby inc blood levels. ...Read more
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