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Liver Disease Cause Parotid Swelling
Usually not: Generally no, but there are many things which can cause swelling of the parotid glands (spit glands in the cheeks). You should have it checked out by your md, but in general, painful swelling of the parotid glands can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). ...Read more
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
Fatty Liver/Liver disease cause encephalopathy and brain swelling person is also unresponsive. What are the chances of survival?
I have upper abdominal swelling but normal CT blood tests within last year. Dr testing for liver disease. Can it develop so quickly after normal tests?
Can foot, hand and mouth disease cause the swelling of the parotid duct? Multiple ulcers inside mouth with the parotid duct on the right side swollen.
The two are:
Probably NOT related (it would be a co-incidence for one of the oral lesions to be in the EXACT location HOWEVER it is theoretically possible!
Hope this helps!
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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
This is a good question.
The common causes of liver disease are
1. Fatty infiltrates from obesity and excess sugars
2. Infection, most commonly with hepatitis b and c.
3. Toxic side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications (especially tylenol).
Hope that helps. ...Read more
Does fatty liver disease cause constant pain and discomfort? Alt=84. Us of liver shows excess fat in liver. Worried.
Fatty liver painless:
Fatty liver does not cause pain & discomfort classically.
Did they do hepatitis panel & alphafetoprotein?
You must see a liver specialist- gastroenterologist.
In the meantime lose weight. Avoid fructose, sucrose, trans fatty acids & brominated vegetable oils. Choose foods rich in lysine- Google for details or drhoffman. Com
Other supplements are omega3 fish oil capsules, Beet root, Vitamin B complex ...Read more
Does high bilirubin mean I have liver disease? I recently came off (2.5mnths ago)tramadol 100mg/day for 5yrs, could that have caused elevation?
Yes it does: You can also get mild elevations with hemolytic blood disease. ...Read more
Do fatty liver disease cause higher bac levels than normal person? My friend had 3 drinks in 6 hrs and had 0.11 bac. Wasn't aware of his fatty liver.
Most likely: Does fatty liver cause a higher blood alcohol level than normal yes. Is your friend may be an alcoholic. Fatty liver can occur when too much alcohol is consumed on a chronic basis. Over time less of the liver functions. When less of the liver works the breakdown of alcohol slows. See a doctor with your friend, no alcohol consumption for any driver is the new goal it impairs driving. ...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
Ammonia: Ammonia is the waste product that is normally utilized by a healthy liver. When the liver is sick, it will not process ammonia and it will poison the brain. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?
Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more
Portal vein thrombus: Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver with irreversible liver damage, from alcohol or viral hepatitis or fatty liver or other causes) increases the risk of a clot in the portal vein which can cause bleeding from dilated veins (varices) in the esophagus or stomach. Cancers including of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, which can be a complication of cirrhosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. ...Read more
Amino acids synthesi: Protein is necessary for the body to synthesize 13 Amino Acids and to break down polypeptide molecules into the nine essential Amino Acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. Collectively, these acids constantly work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body also uses protein to produce hemoglobin. ...Read more
Yes: Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration. This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible (hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like Parkinson's disease, . ...Read more
Too many to say:
But, consumption of alcohol can increase your risks of liver related illness.
Viral infections (hepatitis, cmv) as well as bacteria and parasites can cause liver damage. Poor nutrition can lead to problems as well. Patients can develop live failure if they have "shock" from any cause (blood, loss, infection, injury). Ethanol makes the liver more susceptible to damage. ...Read more
If advanced disease: If liver disease has progressed significantly to cause a decline in production of clotting factors, or if there is low platelet production with cirrhosis, easy bruising may develop. ...Read more
None: Shaken baby syndrome is intentional or unintentional child abuse, can easily differentiated from a disease process that cause bleeding, fractures etc. ...Read more
None: I have never heard of a liver disease, which gives the same symptoms as "shaken baby" syndrome. ...Read more
Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?
Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment, etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more
Although unlikely, how can Accutane cause liver disease, and which types? Does monitoring one's liver profile keep one safe from developing these?
Accutane: The metabolism of the drug by your liver cells can damage them. Monitoring their functioning will not stop the damage unless you stop taking the med once evidence of damage shows up!! ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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