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Doctor insights on: Location Of Liver And Kidneys In Human Body

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

? beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

Where are the kidneys in the human body felt?

In the back: The kidneys are located in the back about the level of the umbilicus or above toward the head, and four to five centimeters from the spine on each side. A light pat on the back in this region can confirm if this is kidney pain. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more

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Why does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Why does the body retain fluids when the kidney and liver are failing?

Complicated question: Liver and kidney are two major metabolic morgans in the body. Simply speaking, they are the factories to generate the products that the body can use and eliminate the side products that body will not use or too much. Once they fail to function normally, fluid with those material cannot be eliminated, fluid will accumulate inside the body. ...Read more

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Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Is liver or kidney disease related to crawling sensation on body?

Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing. ...Read more

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If I would have kidney or liver disease what would be other signs other that upper body itching.?

If I would have kidney or liver disease what would be other signs other that upper body itching.?

Various symptoms: Not an md but did learn about this in dental school: 1) changes in urination (more or less, bloody, foamy) 2) bloating or swelling of the limbs 3) skin rash and itching 4) leg, back or side pain 5) metallic taste in mouth and/or bad breath 6) feeling cold 7) shortness of breath.
Please see a physican soon to diagnosis and treat your condition quickly. ...Read more

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Could taking 1g - 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight cause liver or kidney damage?

Could taking 1g - 1.5g of protein per pound of body weight cause liver or kidney damage?

Protein ingestion: The amount of protein intake in your question is not toxic to the your liver or kidneys, if they are not diseased. If they are, discuss your question with a physician who knows both your kidney and liver function for a meaningful answer to your question. ...Read more

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Is creatine monohydrate good for a 16 years old body builder or it can stunt the growth or hurt the kidneys and the livers? Answer me please

Is creatine monohydrate good for a 16 years old body builder or it can stunt the growth or hurt the kidneys and the livers? Answer me please

Must be done right: You can overdo creatine at your age. While it will not stunt your growth, in excessive amounts and without proper fluid, it can stress or be harmful to your kidneys. With any supplements in childhood and/or adolescence, you should check with doctor before starting and discuss your goals and desires as to why you want to use this and if this is the best option for what your goals are. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys, muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys, muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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What is the maximim limit (in years) to which human lungs, kidneys, heart, liver can work ideally? Plzz rply

What is the maximim limit (in years) to which human lungs, kidneys, heart, liver can work ideally? Plzz rply

Indefinitely: Thee is no defined limit. How you treat your body, secondary illnesses and genetics all play a role in life expectancy and how long are body parts will work. Take care of it and it will take care of you. ...Read more

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Swelling throughout body even stomache, liver, thyriod, kidney and heart tests are normal. Drs. Are stumped on the edema, please help me.

Swelling throughout body even stomache, liver, thyriod, kidney and heart tests are normal. Drs. Are stumped on the edema, please help me.

Edema: Be more specific. Total body swelling can occur with low Albumin from kidney or liver problems. Lowere extremity swelling can occur with lymphedema. Constrictive pericarditis can cause severe swelling. ...Read more

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Swelling throughout entire body even stomach, liver, kidney, thyriod and heart tests are normal. Drs. Are stumped on the edema, I need help please.?

Swelling throughout entire body even stomach, liver, kidney, thyriod and heart tests are normal. Drs. Are stumped on the edema, I need help please.?

Hard to tell: There is an entity called benign essential edema. However, this should not extend to whole body swelling. It has no obvious reason and responds to salt restriction and water pills. In view of negative work up, make sure you are not taking a medicine that causes swelling like actos, avandia, (rosiglitazone) and norvasc. Avoid high salt i.e. Bread and rolls, cured and processed meat, pizza, pickles, & fast food. ...Read more

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Please help me, my heart cath, lung x-ray, thyroid, liver test & kidney biopsy are all normal but I still have severe edema in my whole body. Why? Why me?

Please help me, my heart cath, lung x-ray, thyroid, liver test & kidney biopsy are all normal but I still have severe edema in my whole body. Why? Why me?

Seek rare causes: Causes of generalized edema that may be missed on first screen include conn's (rarely causes edema), allergy to a rx (some antihypertensives, nsaids), early diabetes (leaky vessels) or scleroderma, esterase deficiency (unusual), mastocytosis, or even poorly-understood effects from diuretics. A nephrology consult in particular may help. Be brave and we'll figure this out. ...Read more

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How do you know if your liver or kidney is going out?

Need evaluation: If you mean by "going out" not functioning well. There are several blood tests that will give an answer. Specific kidney tests include the blood creatinine, bun, and electrolytes. Specific liver function tests include liver enzymes called transaminases and bilirubin. There are of course symptoms related to dysfunction of each of these organs, including retention of fluid and swelling. ...Read more

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What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

What are signs to look for regarding kidney or liver problems/failure?

Look for Swelling: Edema happens in both kidney and liver disease. However, edema could happens in other conditions too like in heart failure. In liver failure, the skin and eye white turn yellow. In kidney failure, the skin turns to earthy look. In both, however, blood work is the only way to make the diagnosis of either kidney or liver disease. ...Read more

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What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

What can I do to maintain my kidney and liver?

Don't abuse them: If you're healthy to start with: well balanced diet, avoid unnecessary drugs (as medicine or for fun), watch alcohol intake; careful with sexual activity/partners- use a condom. Get vaccinated for hepatitis a and b if risk factors- travel to endemic area, sex exposure, especially if multiple partners.
If already have some issue with liver or kidney, talk to md about your specifics. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have liver or kidney problems?

How would I know if I have liver or kidney problems?

You might not: Chronic liver or kidney disease is often asymptomatic until it approaches end stage (near death). You could have swelling of feet, turn yellow, have itching, tiredness, low energy level, short of breath.
Risk factors include family history, viral hepatitis infection, diabetes, hypertension, ; liver and kidney function is easily and cheaply tested. ...Read more

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Could psoriasis attack other organs like kidney and liver?

Could psoriasis attack other organs like kidney and liver?

Beyond the skin: Psoriasis is associated with 5 different types of arthritis, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Other comorbidities associated with psoriasis include cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other immune-related conditions such as Crohn's disease ...Read more

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Can there be any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

No: Good diet will help your kidneys and liver. All medicines either are metabolized by liver or kidney, so go for good healthy diet rich in vitamins. Balanced diet ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have liver or kidney problems problems?

How could I tell if I have liver or kidney problems problems?

See your Doctor: Most accurate way is to see your doctor and tell them any symptoms you may have developed. They can order appropriate blood tests or radiology tests if indicated. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

Please tell me if there are any pills that help with your liver or kidneys?

No magic pill: The type of pills that can help with your liver or kidneys depend on what type of help your liver or kidneys need. Different conditions require different types of treatments. Generally speaking, there isn't one cure-all medication or pill. Your liver, and to some extent your kidneys, are resilient and can often heal from injury/intoxication just by removing the injury or poison and allow time... ...Read more

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I'm thinking of donating a kidney or half of my liver. What are the pros and cons involved?

I'm thinking of donating a kidney or half of my liver. What are the pros and cons involved?

Pro:you help others: Con: problems from the surgery which include; wound infection, hernia, bleeding, blood clots, problems with anesthesia, damage to other organs, infection and very rarely death has occurred in living organ donors. Also you have a potential to have problems with your remaining liver or kidney that might require surgery or even transplant. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more