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Dr. Anne Larson
1,594 doctors shared insights

Liver Diseases (Overview)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased liver function/ damage .


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What is the technical definition of parenchymal liver disease?

What is the technical definition of parenchymal liver disease?

Disease of the liver: It is disease involving the liver cells. It is not different than just saying "liver disease.". ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
1,594 doctors shared insights

Liver Diseases (Overview)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased liver function/ damage .


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How does liver disease affect your body?

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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Liver diseases (Tip)

Find a support group; there is a liver failure support group on Facebook. Ask dietitian about diet. ...See more

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What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

What is the first symptom of liver disease or liver problems? Is it right upper abdominal pain?

Rarely: For liver pain to develop, the most common problem is expansion of the capsule due to an enlarging malignancy. The most common liver disease is fibrosis or cirrhosis secondary to alcoholism, or hepatitis. Here the primary complication is portal hypertension wherein the liver produces ascites. ...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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Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Liver diseases (Tip)

Please don't take anything that increase ammonium level. ...See more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

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

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Liver diseases (Tip)

New therapies are available! Diet makes a huge difference. ...See more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

How could a liver function test detect chronic liver disease?

Elevations: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause if you feel you have liver Dx. ...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

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My son was diagnosed with nafld at the age of 17. He is soon to be 21 and wants to know if alcohol can be consumed. Liver diseases ?

My son was diagnosed with nafld at the age of 17.  He is soon to be 21 and wants to know if alcohol can be consumed.    Liver diseases        ?

NAFL: Alcohol is to be avoided with nafl. Diet & exercise, weight loss (if appropriate) are recommended. Use of vitamin E somewhat controversial but may be considered .Nafl has good prognosis in period up to 10 years. Alcohol can modify that. Patient should be under doctor's care for monitoring purposes. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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