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Doctor insights on: Liver Disease Associated With Alcoholism

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Is bruising associated with liver diease?

Is bruising associated with liver diease?

It can be: If liver disease has progressed to cirrhosis and the platelets are low because of this, then patients can bruise more easily. However, liver disease in general doesn't do this. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Can wilson's disease present as fatty liver or nash?

Can wilson's disease present as fatty liver or nash?

Absolutely: Wilson's is infamous for mimicking alcoholic liver disease and nash, with a lot of fat. This is a terrible blunder but i'm afraid it happens. Wilson's is deadly, treacherous, and the screening labs are often misleading. Screening for it should be done early in a liver workup that presents any ambiguities. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis b infection associated with liver cancer?

Yes: Unlike most viral hepatitides, hepatitis b is associated with liver cancer regardless of the presence of cirrhosis. Therefore, blood test (i.e. Alpha-fetoprotein) and imaging study (i.E abdominal ultrasound) are recommended every 6 months beginning at the age of 40. ...Read more

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Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Yes it can: Cirrhosis results from chronic liver damage from infections or from chemicals like excessive use of alcohol. This can lead to development of liver cancer once cirrhosis has developed. ...Read more

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Are dts directly associated with liver health?

Are dts directly associated with liver health?

DTs: Not directly. Dts is a condition of complex reactions of the body to alcohol withdrawl when one is addicted to alcohol. It is not dependant on the health of the liver. Dts can cause death. ...Read more

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What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

What is chronic liver parenchymal disease with cirrhosis; varices and ascites?

This sounds serious: To translate, you have liver cell damage and scarring (cirrhosis), which caused abnormally elevated portal vein pressures which caused venous distention in esophagus (varices). You also developed fluid in abdominal cavity, because of the high portal vein pressure. This imaging study is showing advanced stage of liver disease. You must get a specialist to treat you. ...Read more

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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids be associated with liver disease?

No: Rectal varices are associated with liver disease but only when portal hypertension (or high pressures within the portal vein) are present as is seen in some cases of liver cirrhosis. Due to the venous anatomy, these form as rectal varices which can present like internal hemorrhoids but are different. However, people with hemorrhoids and advanced liver disease can be more prone to bleed. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

Is celiac disease always associated with severe malnutrition?

No: People with celiac suffer from a wide range of severity of symptoms. Yes, some are malnurished. Others have mild intermittent abdominal pain, some have fatigue and yet others have rashes as their main problem. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

Not always: Malnutrition can happen if someone's celiac dis is severe and long enough. Especially with fat soluble vitamins. The treatment of celiac dis is avoiding gluten. If the patient can do that strictly, the small intestine's absorption area returns to normal looking and normal function. The malnutrition will eventually go away. ...Read more

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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

Which other diseases is associated with demyelinating disease besides ms?

See below: Some hereditary problems called leukodystrophies, association with toxins, like glue sniffing, medication reactions, such as anti-cancer drugs. And, of course, many peripheral nerve problems which can demyelination of distal nerves, such as chronic inflammatory demyelinating radiculoneuropathy. ...Read more

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Why do patients with liver disease commonly develop blood clotting disorders?

Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more