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Need Help With Biliary Cirrhosis
Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?
Maybe: This may be offered to you as an option; I am going to assume viral and autoimmune hepatitis, wilson's, drug reaction, alcohol abuse, and hemochromatosis are ruled out. If there's suspicion your disease is advanced, you'll probably be offered a biopsy. Or you may be offered one now to see if a trial of medication is worth it before or after you get really aerobically fit -- the best rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis c, fibrosis, cirrhosis and renal disease.I need resources for alcohol treatment. Please and thank you?
Liver Disease: I am very proud of you for asking this question. Your health is at significant risk. It is time to stop drinking and it is easier with help. Without knowing much about your life my gut sense is that you need an inpatient program that also has a medical component to it. You have very good programs in california. The betty ford center is excellent. ...Read more
Debatable: One newer approach to treating chronic kidney disease (ckd) is experimental anti-inflammatory drugs. There have been limited positive results. Alternatively, there are many testimonials on the benefits of enzyme therapy for a variety of disorders, many of which have some inflammatory component. Thus, benefits of enzyme therapy in ckd/dialysis is debatable. Best, talk to your doctor and discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Number of things: If caught early, there are medications, particularly ursodeoxycholic acid (actigall) which can slow it down. Preventing and treating complications is also important, especially high pressure in the portal vein, which can be treated with beta blockers (inderal (propranolol) and others) and sometimes surgery. Itching, fatigue and other symptoms can be treated as well, but liver transplant is needed when severe. ...Read more
What to do if I'm 62,female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?
Both; Gi can biopsy: Either can do the history, physical, appropriate blood tests, and order supporting imaging studies, like sonograms. Gi docs are trained to do liver biopsies (so can interventional radiologists, but they generally get smaller bits of tissue) when needed to diagnose and stage the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many years: Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is usually diagnosed with lab tests and liver biopsy. People can live many years with PBC. Without knowing more information, I can't give you exact numbers, but hopefully you are on ursodiol medication and this helps PBC a lot. You should be following with a liver doctor who will help manage your disease. ...Read more
No, ↑es the Problems: With healthy metabolism, ~50% of more of glucose is produced by hepatic gluconeogenesis (sugar production from internal protein & fat) & prevents low bg fasting. However, in type ii, glucagon & gluconeogenesis increase after eating, driving blood sugar levels even higher. Type ii is excess sugar, intake & production, not too little, the reason bg is routinely high. As dm worsens problem ?es. ...Read more
Can epsom salt help with edema, like from heart failure or liver failure? Will it help with chronic venous insufficiency?
How to reduced fatty liver and sgpt 430 for nonalcoholic person, doctor diagnosed fatty liver with unexplained reason high sgpt ?
Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. If not resolving within 24 hours, surgical exploration is indicated to avoided ischemic or dead bowel. Do not delay if you think you are obstructed. This is not to be treated t home! ...Read more
No. (?): "Bloodletting" refers to the ancient and long-discredited practice of bleeding someone to remove "evil humors" (another long-outdated concept). "Therapeutic phlebotomy" is used to treat diseases that cause overproduction of red blood cells or their constituents eg hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda. It is NOT indicated for hepatic encephalopathy. ...Read more
Sent home to be with family with no more treatment options for pancreatic cancer. Tumors in liver blocking bile duct with drainage tube. Time left?
Decrease symptoms: Placing a stent into a pancreatic or common bile duct for a patient with pancreatic cancer that is obstructing that duct may improve the symptoms of obstruction. Usually done for palliation in non resectable tumor or in preparation for surgery after acute obstruction. ...Read more
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