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Liver Disease And Skin Rashes
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
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
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Lots of choices: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more
Many signs: There can be many signs. Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes is common. Feeling tired, bloating in your abdomen and sometimes confusion can happen as well. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get appropriate blood tests. ...Read more
Variable: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more
Nothing specific: But you may want to avoid greasy foods if your gallbladder still in place. ...Read more
Can't name them all: Here, but right upper abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss, jaundice, aversion to cigarette smoke, easy bruising. Signs of liver failure are abdominal fluid collection, GI bleeding, neurologic signs, palmar erythema, spider like red rash. Liver damage is serious problem, because you can't live without this organ. ...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
Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hepatitis. Ongoing liver inflammation or scar from one of these is called chronic disease. The liver helps so many natural processes that people with liver damage have many troubles. Water retention, bleeding, food intolerance, low blood counts etc. ...Read more
Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable. ...Read more
Can't answer: There are many types of hepatitis, and hepatitis is just one type of liver disease. So if you have liver disease, you may or may not have hepatitis. ...Read more
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