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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
Bacteremia: We have many bacteria residing in our mouths. Periodontitis is the infection and ultimate destruction of the supporting structures of the teeth (ie gums). Periodontal bacteria can enter the bloodstream and deposit in various organs leading to heart disease, vascular disease, renal disease, osteoporosis, premature birth, and respiratory disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Genetic liver : Liver cirrhosis from several causes can be associated with abnormalities in blood clotting and that can present with bleeding and bruising . No known genetic causes of liver disease as being passed from generation to generation . Some disease can be due unknown causes such as biliary sclerosis , biliary atresia , hemangioma of the liver, focal modular sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. ...Read more
Yes: If liver disease includes a rise in billirubin level, itching can become unbearable. I saw a pregnant woman once with elevated billirubin from pregnancy related liver stasis. Her itching was so intense that she would use coat hangers on the bottoms of her feet until they bled from her scratching. Obviously, the itching can be miserable in this situation. ...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
Yes: Liver damage can lead to the buildup of ammonia and other toxic materials in the body. The toxic materials can damage brain tissue. That could show up as impaired motor control, spasms, twitches. But if liver disease is mild it's less likely, but there are many factors that can result in both liver disease AND nerve/muscle abnormalities. It's worth getting checked out by your doc. ...Read more
Renal disease: It depends on what type of kidney disease. ...Read more
My grandmother died of liver cancer and I've experienced jaundice due to hepatitis A and medications. Does liver irritation is related to genetics?
Can be: There are a number of genetic diseases that can cause liver problems. However, it seems your problems were due to hepatitis A and certain medications. Both of these can cause jaundice in patients who don't have any genetic liver disease. The majority of patients with liver cancer develop the cancer in the setting of liver cirrhosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more
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