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Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

Can a fatty liver cause liver cancer?

It's a start: Fatty liver = steatosis can lead to non alcoholic steatohepatitis which is a chronic inflammation of the liver, this in return can lead to liver cirrhosis which in itself is really the risk factor for liver cancer. This process takes aproximately 20 yrs. ...Read more

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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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Is cod liver oil molecularly distilled bad?

Is cod liver oil molecularly distilled bad?

Molecularly distille: Cod liver oil is neither helpful or hurtful though tastes vile how something is distilled by molecule sounds likea advertising gimmick rather than real science. ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver ? Thanks

Can aspartame cause elevated liver enzymes? 6 cans of diet Pepsi a day roughly any effect on liver ?  Thanks

YES- it is TOXIC: Aspartame is a toxic chemical that I believe should never have been approved. It can cause liver inflammation & elevated enzymes- see http://bit.ly/1iLpYSa & http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/08/03/just-how-bad-is-aspartame.aspx Aspartame is linked to weight gain, increased risk of diabetes & heart disease etc. Anyone who wants to enjoy good health should NEVER consume it! ...Read more

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Baked beans ok to eat with mild fatty alcoholic liver disease ?

Baked beans ok to eat with mild fatty alcoholic liver disease ?

Yes: Beans are good sincethey are high in fiber, they help regulate your blood sugar and should not worsen alcoholic fatty liver disease. They also help to lower cholesterol by drawing bile from the liver and Gallbladder into intestinal tract as part of digestion. Best of health to you ...Read more

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Help please! could coconut juice cause liver enzymes?

Help please! could coconut juice cause liver enzymes?

No: Heads up -- "pop" remedies are often not what they're supposed to be, and some "holistic chinese herbal remedies" are nasty actually liver poisons. If your liver enzymes are up, your physician may retest you off all rx's and alcohol; if still up, labs for hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's and a few others are in the works; if it's not this, a rx for aerobic fitness may be a life-saver. ...Read more

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Fatty liver of pregnancy fatal?

Fatty liver of pregnancy fatal?

Possible: Most fatty liver of pregnancy resolves without problems, a very small number of pts can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. ...Read more

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Liver biopsy: PAS:Glycogenated hepatocytes PAS w diastase: no hyaline globules No stainable iron Does this rule out fatty liver or liver disease?

Liver biopsy:
PAS:Glycogenated hepatocytes 
PAS w diastase: no hyaline globules
No stainable iron
Does this rule out fatty liver or liver disease?

Not all diseases: It rules deposition of iron and carbohydrates. The description does not mention fat. At times biopsy may not contain lesions present elsewhere in the organ. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and better yet with your doctor and the pathologist who reviewed the biopsy. ...Read more

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Is fatty liver dangerous?

Is fatty liver dangerous?

Absolutely-Cut Carbs: Fatty liver, especially from etoh & chronic hepatitis associated with cirrhosis (scarring throughout the liver & progressive liver failure, not reversible & leads portal hypertension, recurrent stomach./intestinal bleeding, feeling terrible & early death). Stop all etoh, get checked & txed for hepatitis & stop all carbs. Go lchf, see https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/810867. ...Read more

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Is fatty liver dangerous?

Is fatty liver dangerous?

Fatty liver dangers: Absolutely! It can be caused by a variety of things but each can cause cellular damage to the liver, then fibrosis, then even cirrhosis and liver failure. Obesity, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes are causing non alcoholic fatty liver at an alarming rate, even in young kids. Prevention, early detection and treatment are key. ...Read more

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How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension? Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?

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Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more

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Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

Do gall stones raise liver enzymes?

They may: It is not unusual for patients to have slight elevations in their liver enzymes with gall stones. This is probably caused by sub clinical inflammation in the gall bladder. Significant elevations are seen in acute cholecystitis and elevation of the bilirubin can be due due common duct stones with obstruction. ...Read more

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Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Mild kidney liver and pancreas diss function?

Unclear question: Would you please restate your question? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Safe antidiabetic in alcoholic liver disease?

Antibiotic: There are numerous antibiotics that would be safe. However, of course every illness has its own prescribed regimen. Also if a hepatic impaired patient does have to take a medicine that can impact their liver then often the dose is lowered and liver function is followed closely. ...Read more

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Mild fatty liver parnchema and gallstone?

Gall Stones: Fatty liver is a benign condition usually related to diet, however if it worsens it can become a condition called steatohepatitis. Watch your diet and it should improve. Gallstones are typically harmless unless a stone gets caught in a duct. Some people with a long family history of gallbladder problems get the gallbladder removed, but most people have gallstones all their life without problems ...Read more

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What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

Myristicin: Nutmeg is from a plant species called myrista, of which there are many kinds. It contains hundreds of chemicals, and nobody is absolutely sure which ones in which combination causes the hallucinogenic properties, but myristicin is the leading contender. It can cause atropine-like effects similar to aminita mushrooms and belladonna, with hallucinations, seizures and cardiac problems in high doses. ...Read more

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Can my son eat nutmeg if he is allergic to nuts?

Can my son eat nutmeg if he is allergic to nuts?

Probably: Nutmeg is not considered a tree nut and does not cross react in people with tree nut allergy. ...Read more

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My friend ate 42g of nutmeg intentionally. She is 13 and 90-120lbs. She experienced hallucinations. What should I do to help her?

My friend ate 42g of nutmeg intentionally. She is 13 and 90-120lbs.  She experienced hallucinations. What should I do to help her?

Take her to hospital: If she has any symptoms, take her to the hospital.
For general information, you may read this article: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/a-warning-on-nutmeg/
Wish you and your friend good health! ...Read more

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Can tripping out on nutmeg be dangerous for type 1 diabetics?

Can tripping out on nutmeg be dangerous for type 1 diabetics?

Not a good idea: Anything that alters mental functioning can be dangerous for type 1 diabetics, as it may interfere with their ability to check their blood glucose levels, take their medication, and remember to do these things at the proper time. It may interfere with recognizing the symptoms of low blood sugar, which can be devastating especially in type 1 diabetics. ...Read more

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Why is raw nutmeg more like THC and nutmeg tea more like mdma?

Why is raw nutmeg more like THC and nutmeg tea more like mdma?

Active component: I happen to have a rare mature nutmeg tree and have felt curious about this product. It was a coveted spice in the past, and widely used as such. However, toxic or psychedelic effects, raw or in tea are related to its active component, a hallucinogenic substance called Myristicine. I appears that the answer to your question is that that is dose related. By and large tea must be less concentrated. ...Read more

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Do you know which would be a better sweetening replacement for sugar - cinnamon or nutmeg?

Do you know which would be a better sweetening replacement for sugar - cinnamon or nutmeg?

Neither: Cinnamon and nutmeg are not sweet enough to replace sugar - that's why sugar is added to them in baking recipes. If you are looking for a natural sweetener to replace sugar, try stevia or monk fruit. ...Read more

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Could nutmeg, when "parachuted" get you a physical high?

Yes: There are some alkaloids in nutmeg that make you goofy in huge doses. Is that really what you want? ...Read more

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Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Is ringworm treatable with natural products such as mangosteen or nutmeg powder?

Tea Tree Oil: I'm not sure about mangosteen or nutmeg powder for ringworm, but tea tree oil has been shown to help cure athlete's foot nearly as well as a prescription cream. You'd want to apply it twice daily for at least 2 weeks and be sure to keep the skin clean and dry. I would only try this on the body or feet for a few weeks, not the scalp; if not better, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy for me to get high on nutmeg as a method of coping with my mental illnesses? (i can't afford any type of hospital treatment)

Is it unhealthy for me to get high on nutmeg as a method of coping with my mental illnesses?        (i can't afford any type of hospital treatment)

Take care: High doses of herbs can have issues sometimes like blood thinning. You may want to see your doc. There are meds available generic as well as many meds are available free though patient assistant programs ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg mask everyday?

Is it okay to use a honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg mask everyday?

Bad idea: I believe this is a cruel internet prank. Having acne is bad enough without people directing you to do something this difficult, messy, and disappointing. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking nutmeg?

Can you get lung cancer from smoking nutmeg?

People smoke nutmeg?: Boy, i'm such a small town square... I have no idea what is mixed in that or if its pure but my gut answer is: neither god nor evolution (your pick) made lungs as receptacles for burnt or burning particles. I would assume any inhaled combusting substance has a myriad of toxins that will damage the lung short or long term. Don't smoke nutmeg or for that matter parsley, sage, rosemary, or thyme. ...Read more

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I have acne and blemishes on my cheeks. I am currently using Body Shop Tea tree face wash followed by nutmeg paste on acne. Am I on the right path?

I have acne and blemishes on my cheeks. I am currently using Body Shop Tea tree face wash followed by nutmeg paste on acne. Am I on the right path?

Not nutmeg: I would try something more mainstream as well. You can use tea tree oil as an adjunct; it's a fairly strong estrogen some men grow breasts from it. Start using topical benozyl peroxide as tolerated (maybe you can take up to 10% 2x/day). Retinoic or salicylic acid are other options. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will clear you ...Read more

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Do the selcept increase the livers anzyme?

It can: You are asking about cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) or mycophenolate, correct? Elevation of the liver enzyme transaminases sgot/ast and sgpt/alt is fairly common. Your physician knows about this and can guide you on what to do. ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more