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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Dysfunction (Overview)

Liver dysfunction is a clinical finding in which the liver is temporarily or permanently damaged resulting in a loss of ability to perform normal functions such as filter toxins from the blood and aid in digestion and metabolism of nutrients.


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What can cause liver dysfunction and a high red blood cell count?

What can cause liver dysfunction and a high red blood cell count?

Liver & polycythemia: Liver dysfunction and erythrocytosis can be seen with serious conditions like hemochromatosis (where the body absorbs and retains too much iron), polycythemia vera (where the bone marrow makes too many cells - red, white, & platelets), and liver tumors (both benign & malignant). A henatologist should always be consulted in cases like this so that an accurate and timely diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
56 doctors shared insights

Liver Dysfunction (Overview)

Liver dysfunction is a clinical finding in which the liver is temporarily or permanently damaged resulting in a loss of ability to perform normal functions such as filter toxins from the blood and aid in digestion and metabolism of nutrients.


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What is a preferred diet for a marginal liver dysfunction and why?

What is a preferred diet for a marginal liver dysfunction and why?

New recommendations: There is a wonderful medical documentary on netflix or hulu called forks over knives. This shows the why. Engine 2 diet explains the how. Also on netflix. ...Read more

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Treating Erectile Dysfunction (Checklist)

Avoid tobacco
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Lose weight if you're overweight
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What is the recommended diet for a mild liver dysfunction with slight rise in bilirubin level?

What is the recommended diet for a mild liver dysfunction with slight rise in bilirubin level?

Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) after that need to determine the cause of liver injury to choose treatment. A usual balanced diet is generally adequate for healing of liver. ...Read more

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Liver dysfunction and fungal nail! how to get rid of it! thanks!?

Liver dysfunction and fungal nail! how to get rid of it! thanks!?

Laser: If you have liver problems so that you can't take oral antifungal agents, laser is likely your best option. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

Liver makes clotting: The liver makes most of the proteins that make blood clot. Thus dysfunction of the liver results in deficiency of many clotting proteins leading to bleeding tendency. Another reason is that the liver converts inactive form of some of the clotting factors to active forms with the help of vitamin k. The liver dysfunction can not make this conversion fully, and thus bleeding tendency. ...Read more

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Is fat to be totally avoided in diet by the patients with mild liver dysfunction ?

Is fat to be totally avoided in diet by the patients with mild liver dysfunction ?

Consider this : Fat should avoided in most patients for overall health but especially so in patient with mild liver dysfunction. Recommended viewing on hulu or netflix is forks over knives. ...Read more

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What is a preferred diet for a marginal liver dysfunction and why?

New recommendations: There is a wonderful medical documentary on netflix or hulu called forks over knives. This shows the why. Engine 2 diet explains the how. Also on netflix. ...Read more

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Will any one please suggest a diet for a 50yo with mild liver dysfunction?

Will any one please suggest a diet for a 50yo with mild liver dysfunction?

New recommendations: There is a wonderful medical documentary on netflix or hulu called forks over knives. This shows the why. Engine 2 diet explains the how. Also on netflix. ...Read more

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On a liver dysfunction test the ALT was 175. Is this result dangerous?

Not in & of itself..: A normal alt is around 50. Even though 175 is over triple this, it is not a very significant elevation. A dx, resulting from a good history and physical exam--with particular attention to liver and spleen size and lymph nodes--other blood test, including other liver function tests, tests for hepatitis, hiv, and tests indicated by h & p--is crucial. It may simply be 'fatty infiltration of liver'. ...Read more

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Is a non-fat diet recommended for a patient with mild liver dysfunction ?

Is a non-fat diet recommended for a patient with mild liver dysfunction ?

No: It is important to know what is the cause of the dysfunction. If it is related to removal of the gall bladder- do not use too much oil and fats. Fat, ie- extra verging olive oil on your salad will help the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins in it). Good in general for the liver would be fruits, honey, cottage cheese, other light, easy to digest foods and not too much meets. ...Read more

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Is fat to be totally avoided in diet by the patients with mild liver dysfunction ?

Consider this : Fat should avoided in most patients for overall health but especially so in patient with mild liver dysfunction. Recommended viewing on hulu or netflix is forks over knives. ...Read more

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What is the recommended diet for a mild liver dysfunction with slight rise in bilirubin level?

Avoid alcohol and: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) after that need to determine the cause of liver injury to choose treatment. A usual balanced diet is generally adequate for healing of liver. ...Read more

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How would liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

Liver makes clotting: The liver makes most of the proteins that make blood clot. Thus dysfunction of the liver results in deficiency of many clotting proteins leading to bleeding tendency. Another reason is that the liver converts inactive form of some of the clotting factors to active forms with the help of vitamin k. The liver dysfunction can not make this conversion fully, and thus bleeding tendency. ...Read more

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Do liver dysfunction increase or decrease the bun level?

Do liver dysfunction increase or decrease the bun level?

Depends: Bun, or blood urea nitrogen, is the byproduct of normal protein breakdown and conversion to urea by the liver. BUN is excreted by the kidney. So BUN can be up or down depending on the synthesis by the liver or excretion by the kidney. In sudden liver failure, e.g. Acute liver failure, BUN is low, since urea synthesis by the liver is reduced, but if the kidneys do not work, BUN will go up. ...Read more

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Why can't you eat much fat after liver dysfunction from hep a?

No problem: Hep a is a short lived viral infection that can impact the liver. Fat in diet ha little effect on that. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

I was just wondering how can liver dysfunction cause bleeding disorders?

See article: "The liver plays a central role in the clotting process. Acute and chronic liver diseases are invariably associated with coagulation disorders due to multiple causes including: decreased synthesis of clotting and inhibitor factors,..". See http://www.aniara.com/Blog/Coagulation-Corner/archives/2010/11/LIVER-DISEASE-AND-COAGULATION-OUTCOMES.aspx ...Read more

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What is the maximum no. Of birlubin enzyme before dying from liver dysfunction ?

Not answerable: Bilirubin is the natural byproduct from the breakdown of hemoglobin. Bilirubin by itself does not cause liver disease. High bilirubin can damage brains in newborns but in adults high levels of bilirubin will not injury brains. Bilirubin is a maker for possible liver disease, but it can be elevated for other reasons as well. So there really is no maximum number. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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