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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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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?

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 ?

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?

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

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Dysfunction (Definition)

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 ...Read more