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Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Possibly: Liver failure can cause foul breath odor called fetor hepaticus but it is a late sign of liver failure. His main problem is his alcoholism and that needs to be addressed. A doctor can perform certain tests to estimate the health of his liver also.

Dr. Corey Clay
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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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Liver failure what part of your body do u lose weight from well just all the symptoms about it?

Liver failure what part of your body do u lose weight from well just all the symptoms about it?

Muscle loss: The weight loss comes from muscle wasting. Increased confusion, swelling of the body, bleeding/bruising, weight loss are signs of liver failure.

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Could you tell me what happens to your body when you get liver failure and die right away?

Could you tell me what happens to your body when you get liver failure and die right away?

Well depends: Are you asking if you get liver failure will your kidneys and all organs also fail? I would say no. I woudl also say that if you get liver failure you need an emergency transplant. You need to see a doctor because you will die if you do not. If you have already died from liver failure... Well then you are dead. Do you want to know what happens... They cremate you or bury you I guess.

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I drink 12 pags whishkey everyday, from last 3years. How harmful it to my body does it causes cancer or liver failure? And smoke 12 cigarette a day.

I drink 12 pags whishkey everyday, from last 3years. How harmful it to my body does it causes cancer or liver failure? And smoke 12 cigarette a day.

Very harmful: Alcohol in the amount you are consuming is very harmful to your body. It is definitely destroying your liver and can cause liver cirrhosis with resultant liver failure. Liver cirrhosis can also turn into cancer especially if you have other conditions such as hepatitis b or c or HIV and alcohol abuse. It also affects all your other organs, such as brain, heart, vessels, eyes, nerves, sex organs, et.

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How fast does it take for your entire body to jaundice once it begins from end stage liver failure?

Same all over: When your bilirubin is over 2 mg/dl, the whites of your eyes will turn a light shade of yellow. When it is over 5 mg/dl, most fair skinned patients will have a yellowish tint to their skin. When it is over 20 mg/dl, the skin will appear bronze. Since bilirubin is distributed in the blood and fluid, it is evenly distributed.

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With liver failure what parts of the body do you lose weight from cuase I'm loseing my stomach and what stage ment it be please symptoms send me?

Liver failure: With liver failure, you develop many physiologic derangements. You lose protein and muscle mass so arms and legs get thin, but ascites can also develop which gives you a large belly full of fluid. You generally don't see liver failure patients with skinny bellies, unless it is a very acute episode of hepatic failure.

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How does one get rid of the ammonia smell from liver failure.

How does one get rid of the ammonia smell from liver failure.

Lactulose?: Unfortunately ammonia accumulates in the blood if the liver fails. Lactulose is often prescribed by your doctor to reduce ammonia in the blood.

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My whole body has been itchy all day especially my legs. I have been taking quite a lot of cocodamol 8/500 over the last 2 years, liver failure?

My whole body has been itchy all day especially my legs. I have been taking quite a lot of cocodamol 8/500 over the last 2 years, liver failure?

That's a possibility: See ur dr for a thorough evaluation. God bless u! http://www. Patient. Co.uk/medicine/co-codamol-for-pain-relief. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/itching. Html.

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End stage liver failure started jaundicing how long do I have left? An will my entire body jaundice or just eyes an arms?

End stage liver failure started jaundicing how long do I have left? An will my entire body jaundice or just eyes an arms?

First, am sorry: You are going through this. It must be difficult. In short, time left depends on so many things. End stage does mean though that it will be fatal. Time is difficult to say with out all the info. As for jaundice, it will most likely be all over as it progresses. Again, sorry to hear about your situation.

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What are common symptoms of liver failure?

Acute/chronic differ: There acute (fast) and chronic (slow) liver failure. Acute liver failure can occur with an overdose or a virus - you present with decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, pain, decreased mental status. Chronic liver failure occurs over years' time from hepatitis c, alcohol, fatty liver, others. You present with yellowing of skin, lack of energy, decreased mental status, leg swelling, abdominal fluid.

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How many daily drinks would cause liver failure?

How many daily drinks would cause liver failure?

Varies: Different people and ethnic groups have varying degrees of tolerance for alcohol. If you think you may be drinking too much, you probably are. Be careful.

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Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Can you tell me can I get liver failure while 16?

Yes. Why do you ask?: It can be destroyed, or nearly so, by acute hepatitis b, yellow fever, Acetaminophen overdose, taking the wrong 'holistic herbal remedy' (you don't know what they really are), or a genetic liver disease such as wilson's or one of the fatty acid metabolism defects. There are forms of childhood cirrhosis. Some teens are already drinking heavily enough to endanger the liver.

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Which type of diet should be taken in case of liver failure?

Which type of diet should be taken in case of liver failure?

Liver failure: When a patient has liver failure, it is helpful to decrease protein intake. This will help limit the build up of toxic waste products. Decreasing salt intake is also important, to help avoid fluid buildup and swelling. Your doctor may also prescribe certain vitamins. It is also necessary to avoid raw seafood and shellfish. Finally, it is necessary to avoid alcohol completely. Good luck.

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Can you please tell me the immediate effects of liver failure?

Information.: Swelling of the body, especially the abdomen. Yellow color to the eyes, dark colored urine (like coke). Decreased consciousness and disorientation, to complete coma. Bleeding from may areas. Possible stoppage of urine production.

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What happens to a person's bodyx when they are dying of liver failure?

What happens to a person's bodyx when they are dying of liver failure?

Many things: The liver is responsible for a large number of functions. When people are dying of liver failure they often are confused, more susceptible to infection, bruise easily, have yellowing of the skin and eyes, have swelling of legs and abdomen, and may develop kidney failure or respiratory failure. Liver failure may also lead to dilatation of the blood vessels of the esophagus which can bleed.

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Can malaria lead to liver failure?

Can malaria lead to liver failure?

Rarely: It is rare to have liver damage secondary to malaria and when it happens it is the result of a coexisting liver condition such as viral hepatitis and chronic liver disease. Malaria caused by plasmodium falciparum may cause liver failure esp if it s is recurrent. As you will see the life cycle of malaria involves liver, however again the damage is rare.

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Is liver failure a death sentence?

Is liver failure a death sentence?

Depends: On cause and severity. Find a doc who understands the role of nutrients.

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Liver Failure (Definition)

A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...Read more


Dr. Harinder Gill
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