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Liver Disease And Skin Problems
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
I really want my skin to brightened, but my family has a history of liver disease. Is it safe for me to use gluta pills?
What type of itch is typically associated with liver disease? Is it a deep itch or more of an ants crawling on your skin itch? Thanks.
The liver has hepatocytes that elaborate bile into cannaliculi. Bile passageways coalesce into the common bile duct. When liver disease is present, flow of bile is interrupted and itching presents because of the buildup of toxic bile substances. Studies show this pruritus or itching affects the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, but can be generalized as well.
Varied intensity/duration. ...Read more
I have fatty liver disease. Is having lighter patches of skin on your face apart of the side effects of this disease? What are other effects of it?
Whether any of the liver disease will show symptoms like "small skin coloured bumps in penis" and "white colored tongue"?
Liver Disease ; Skin: When liver failure occurs, the skin acts as a major indicator, as one of the most common signs of liver failure is the yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by a condition known as jaundice, which can also cause the skin to become itchier. In addition, bruising and the appearance of minor scrapes and cuts that bleed excessively are often indicators of liver failure. ...Read more
Why are my nails so white? I've searched this & it talked about liver disease, I'm pretty certain I don't have any liver problems.
Anemia: The more anemic you are, the more pale your nails are. ...Read more
I have Lyme & liver disease. Trying to get on disability but I live new jersey & having a lot of problems. Been bedridden 4months. Please need help?
Need a doctor: You need a personal doctor. Remember, healthtap is here for advice, but we can't, and shouldn't, treat patients directly or get involved in medico legal cases on this forum. As a practical matter, only a face to face evaluation is acceptable. Look around here- some of the docs may be in your area and able to see you. ...Read more
Liver disease: The CT scan without contrast will reveal cysts, masses, liver size and heterogeneity vs homogeneity of liver parenchyma (scar or inflammation). Adding contrast allows vascular structures to "light up" and this would indicate tumor or hemangioma. Also, texture of liver is better pictured with contrast - to determine scar or inflammation. ...Read more
Is having some breathing problems associated with fatty liver disease? I have moments were I have 2 take a deep breath because I lose my breath.
Fatty liver: This should not have anything to do with any issues you have breathing. Having to take a deep breath every now and then can be normal. ...Read more
I have some kind of brown spots on dorsal surface of my feet. I have liver problem and obese too. Is these spots are related to liver disease?
Unsure: I would let a doctor look at them as they could be a few different things. ...Read more
Symptoms of long standing Lyme disease have been dealing with for years inflammed jointed skin problems etc etc live in P.A by woods been tested neg.
What is the question: I don't see a question here. Also I don't see any information about treatment for Lyme, were you given antibiotics. Lyme disease can manifest with acute and chronic signs and symptoms, you should be treated either by an ID specialist or your primary doctor if its comfortable. Blood work testing for lyme can be confusing but sure helps for accurate diagnosis, make sure they test for others. ...Read more
Obviously I need to speak w/ my pcp. I've had ^alt, ast, crp, co2, and kidney failure. I also have crohns disease, skin problems and all over pain. Maybe?
So what's the questn: You gave us a list of problems and what you already know. However, since you did not ask a question, there is no way for us to form a reasoned answer. You are welcome to start over, but questions are not linked, so each must have relevant background and ask a clear question. ...Read more
Safest form of Vit D in chronic liver disease? Lvl 40nmol/L I understand higher levels may be beneficial. But is it hepatotoxic?
D: No vitamin D is not hepatotoxic. 1000 or 2000 dose tablets are OK and inexpensive over the counter. 120 capsules in a bottle about $10. ...Read more
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)
60 grams QD or so:
No sugar, keep carbs to about 20 per meal. This is the equvialent of a slice of bread or an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti per meal
fatty liver is caused to a large degree by the production in the liver of triglycerides in the process of storing sugars. Fructose is the worst of the sugars because it cannot be directly burned in the krebs cycle must first be stored as trig by liver. ...Read more
Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more
What kind?: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines. ...Read more
Nothing to a lot:
Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others.
Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read more
Tests: Most liver disease can be suspected or diagnosed with the use of blood tests and imaging using ct scan and/or ultrasound. The exact diagnosis may require liver biopsies. In my experience liver disease is almost always diagnosed with the use of these modalities and with the skill of hepatologists. ...Read more
Liver diseases: Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased liver function/ damage. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver which can be caused by various causes. One of the most common is heavy alcohol drinking and hepatitis. It is a long standing problems and irreversible unfortunately. It can cause serious bleeding from esophagus caused by enlarged veins, fluid accumulation in the belly, called ascites, that may require frequent drainage, decreased platelets, confusion. ...Read more
Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer... ...Read more