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I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

I was wondering what are the main nursing diagnose for end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Don't know what: You mean by main nursing. End stage cirrhosis is accompanied by yellow skin , urine conjunctiva, extreme weakness, abdominal swelling, leg swelling, grossly abnormal blood studies. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

Tests: You need to see a doctor, and he can tell by some blood testing, liver imaging (ultrasound or ct scan usually). If unsure, a liver biopsy can be done, if needed. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol
2. Hepatitis c & b
3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whether the injury is ongoing. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for liver cirrhosis?

See below: Cirrhosis is a disease caused by many different entities and the treatment depends on the reason for the cirrhosis to begin with. If the cirrhosis is well formed and advanced the only realistic treatment regardless of cause is a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Why kind of doctors do taping to the liver cirrhosis patients?

Depends: In an uncomplicated situation your primary care physician may do that. If there adhesions or other complications, it may take a radiologist or gastro-enterologist to do that under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Can garlic execive use for longer period cause liver cirrhosis?

Can garlic execive use for longer period cause liver cirrhosis?

No.: I'm not certain what specifically you mean by "excessive" and "longer periods" but, providing your overall diet is healthy and well balanced, it shouldn't cause liver cirrhosis or damage to any organ or system. Garlic is used fairly extensively in many ethnic cuisines and, other than a garlic odor to breath and sweat, no adverse effects have been reported in human beings. ...Read more

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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of liver cirrhosis or cancer?

Many: There are many causes of cirrhosis ranging from infection (eg viral hepatitis), to primary liver diseases (eg primary biliary cirrhosis) to genetic causes (eg hemochromatosis) to alcohol related disease. Cirrhosis is the precursor liver cancer. ...Read more

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If you have liver cirrhosis, who should be on your health care team?

If you have liver cirrhosis, who should be on your health care team?

Hepatologist or GI: If you have a transplant hepatologist near your home, I would advise you to see them for a consultation. Practicing gastroenterologists can also manage cirrhosis, Depending on the symptoms and complications you have from cirrhosis, your doctors can refer you to other specialist if needed. Also, remember to continue to follow up with your primary care physician (PCP). ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

Short and variable: It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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My dad was a drinker and died of liver cirrhosis. Could i be at risk?

My dad was a drinker and died of liver cirrhosis. Could i be at risk?

Yes if you drink alc: Usually alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease causes chronic damage to the liver that can lead to cirrhosis. If you drink alcohol a couple times per week, you as well as other people are at risk for developing cirrhosis. You have a higher risk because alcoholism runs in families. If you don't drink alcohol, you won't be at risk for cirrhosis from alcohol. ...Read more

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Can changing my lifestyle help me avoid liver cirrhosis and transplantation?

Can changing my lifestyle help me avoid liver cirrhosis and transplantation?

Yes?: But need more info, do you already have cirrhosis or at risk and then the cause is important to know, alcohol, from obesity, or viral cause, etc.

So i could speculate more but really need more information. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. ...Read more

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What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

Mange Carbs: If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood sugar. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. Carbohydrates have the most impact on your blood sugar levels. A local hospital dietician would be happy to talk w/ you. I do not think the liver would require any specific restrictions other than alcohol. Rj. ...Read more

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My husband has had stage lV liver cirrhosis over 15 years from HepC.Will he die from this?Does not drink.never did.

My husband has had stage lV liver cirrhosis over 15 years from HepC.Will he die from this?Does not drink.never did.

Hepatitis C: currently there are excellent treatments for patients infected with hepatitis C, even for those with cirrhosis,
go see a doctor who is well verse in hepatitis c treatment ...Read more

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Dad age 58, he is non-alcoholic.Have mild liver cirrhosis & 40% liver working fine.any chance if balance liver will remain stable always.whats future?

Cirrhosis: This question cannot be answered without knowing the cause of your Dad's hepatic dysfunction. If the damage to his liver was due to an ongoing process it may become progressively more severe. He should be evaluated and be sure he does not have a chronic hepatitis which is treatable and potentially curable. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

Etoh, hepatitis, etc: Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us. Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Diet-cirrhosis liver: Yes there is help. You must call your doctor because there are many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, and the diet recommendations can vary with the cause. Follow medical advice very carefully. ...Read more