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Need expert opinions about what to do for skin problem caused by liver disease?

Need expert opinions about what to do for skin problem caused by liver disease?

Depends: This really depends on the specific problem you are having. If the liver disease os treatable then it is possible that associated skin problems can improve or resolve. Both your gastroenterologist and dermatologist can help answer this for you. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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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?

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?

Unknown: Unknown what gluta does unknown what are the side effecsts Thses supplemnts are not testesd by the FDA let the buyer beware Many are made in China and have impurities ...Read more

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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.

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.

Pruritus/Cholestasis: 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

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Whether any of the liver disease will show symptoms like "small skin coloured bumps in penis" and "white colored tongue"?

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

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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?

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

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What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)

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

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What are some common liver diseases?

What are some common liver diseases?

Many: Its a long list
we can break it down into certain categories
1: toxic (alcohol)
2: infectious (hepatitis)
3: immune mediated (primary biliary cirrhosis)
4: cancers

there's many more. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

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

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How do you typically treat liver disease?

How do you typically treat liver disease?

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

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What are common symptoms of liver disease?

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

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

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3 drinks a day will lead to liver disease?

No: Usually it takes more. But this is more than most folks drink, and you can be building a habit that could accelerate into something that can ruin your life and health. ...Read more

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How fast can the onset of liver disease be?

Days: Some liver diseases can progress from normal to complete liver failure within hours to days. Anyone with liver failure signs or symptoms coming on rapidly should see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Depends: On type. Most commonly liver is injured by medications. Infectious wise, hepatitis. Toxic wise, alcohol. ...Read more

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Are there any liver diseases that are hard to diagnose?

Are there any liver diseases that are hard to diagnose?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Liver diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Liver diseases?

Liver diseases: Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased liver function/ damage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about liver disease cissories of the liver?

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

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

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

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Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Unlikely: While it is certainly true that people with jaundice have itching, itching alone is not commonly seen with simple liver disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic liver disease?

What are the tests for chronic liver disease?

1: Multiple blood tests to determine cause like hepatitis c, alcohol, iron overload etc., ultrasound and ct scan of liver and gold standard is liver biopsy. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with ...Read more