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Mononucleosis Liver Damage
Do you recommend using choline (I have mononucleosis). I want to help my liver as much as I can, any tips?
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
Crisps: Having lived in Europe - I am assuming that you are referring to what are called potato chips in the US. I would not live only off of crisps. If you have really swollen tonsils and painful throat - crisps could be painful going down. No crisps will not kill you. But do try to get in some nutritious and substantial food too. If you doctor recommended liver - then would follow guidance. Take care. ...Read more
Is ginkgo biloba bad for liver? Recovering from mononucleosis, Aspartate Aminotransferase about 0, 7 - can I take it?
Gringo biloba: Ginko biloba is probably not bad for the liver, but I would check at the store you purchased it at to double check with the sales people. They can check this out for you. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?
Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoid bicycle riding, jogging, or contact sports, anything where you could fall & traumatize both organs, until their swelling subsided. ...Read more
If I had elevated liver enzymes and enlarged spleen due to mononucleosis, how long do I need to wait to drink alcohol?
How do you feel?: You'll know when you're ready because you'll feel fully recovered. I hope you're not in any hurry, and that for the rest of your life you'll drink sensibly. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read more
Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more
Labs / Biopsy: Biopsy is the gold standard to evaluate liver damage. This test is not done on everyone. Liver function tests can let a doctor know if there is ongoing inflammation of the liver. There are different tests like Fibrospect that is a less invasive than a liver biopsy that can help. All of this has to be put in context with your medical conditions/ history, etc. And discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more
Alcohol: Yes this is 1 of the signs. ...Read more
Considerable: Kidney stones can cause significant pain as they either block (obstruct) the urine flow and cause pressure to build up, or simply by moving down the ureter (they are often very sharp). On the other hand, "liver damage" (and I don't know what you mean by that) should not cause any pain. Gallstones might cause pain in your right upper quadrant but this is not liver damage. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: If you have cirrhosis, the answer is yes. ...Read more
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more