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Low ALT and AST and high total Neutrophils and low lymphocytes ..LIVER disease stage 2-3 normal rest labs. otherwise healthy ?

Low ALT and AST and high total Neutrophils and low lymphocytes ..LIVER disease stage 2-3 normal rest labs. otherwise healthy ?

?virus: Low lymphocyte count can occur with viral infections or the taking of corticosteroids. Your hepatologist or gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your questions as he/she would know all your findings. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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What does end stage liver disease mean?

What does end stage liver disease mean?

Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is meld score in end stage liver disease?

3 mos mortality risk: Used to prioritize allocation of deceased donor organs for liver transplantation. Meld is a prospectively developed and validated chronic liver disease severity scoring system that uses a patient's laboratory values for serum bilirubin, serum creatinine, and the international normalized ratio for prothrombin time (inr) to predict survival. ...Read more

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End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

End stage liver disease, what is the prognosis?

Not good.: When a liver with cirrhosis is having trouble doing it's job, it's called end-stage liver disease. This means that the liver is beginning to fail. Generally, patient in this setting will die or need transplant within a few years. Having cirrhosis, however, is not the same as end stage liver disease. Only when the liver starts to fail do we call it end stage. ...Read more

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What should I know about end stage liver disease?

What should I know about end stage liver disease?

Cirrhosis: End-stage liver disease or cirrhosis is a condition in which most of liver cells have been lost. Here is a video that should help you understand this condition: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/cirrhosis-58020983. ...Read more

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What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

Varies: End stage liver disease as the name suggests is the endpoint of any number of chronic liver diseases and its timing depends on the particular condition leading upto it and also what treatments and interventions are being done.There is no particular age when it shows up.Without having any information on the particular liver disease, lab work etc , it would be impossible to give you an age. ...Read more

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How long would my sister have with end stage liver disease?

Esld: Decompressed cirrhosis -death within 2 years.Most common cause of death are-liver failure, overwhelming infection, kidney failure, liver cancer(hepatocellular) and encephalopathy( brain swelling amongst others).Infected pt 30 percent die within 1 month, another 30 percent die by 1yr.Older age, low sodium ( less than 126) there are many other factors needs to be considered in order to narrow down. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Help please? How long can you live with hereditary end stage liver disease?

Ch Liver Disease: Pts with ch liver disease without accumulation of fluid in the belly, bleeding from enlarged tortuoris veins, swelling of brain or yellow jaundice have a median survival of 12 yrs. If answer to all the above are yes then survival drops to 2 yrs ! i need more information such as, bilirubin , albumin, and prothrombin level, 'grades' of encephalopathy, and ascities. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more