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Over Functioning Liver
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
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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Liver metastses from crc. Bilirubin rising . Now at 85. Other LFT"s normal . Will this now damage the liver / fail the liver ?
Liver metastasis: This is really a question for the oncologists and GI doctors, but liver metastasis and system wide cancer like this is a terminal diagnosis. With rising biliruben, the cancer has almost certainly obstructed the drainage architecture. The next step will be rising AST, ALT and GGT and yes ultimately liver failure. There may be ascites (fluid in the peritoneum)as well. I'm very very sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get tested: Whenever on a medication for a long period of time, blood should be tested for any possible adverse side effects. ...Read more
I have fatty infiltration of the liver substance the pancreas appers unremarkable and the liver gallb;adder and biliary appears normal.?
Many possible causes: "fatty liver" can be seen in many situations such as obesity, alcohol use, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, problems with high triglycerides. However, it can eventually lead to problem called nash and ultimately to cirrhosis of the liver if not treated. Treatment usually involves identifying the reason for the problem and treating accordingly. ...Read more
Liver enzymes elevated AST 50 ALT 78 bilirubin 1.2 us showed very little fat in liver. Could this be thyroid problems? They keep fluctuating.
Very little fat?: You shouldn't have fat in your liver, period. This isn't thyroid disease; everybody's levels fluctuate. If you drink alcohol, you need to stop for a few weeks and get rechecked -- this could be your wake-up call. You'll need hepatitis b and c, medication effect, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and wilson's ruled out. If you do have non-alcoholic fatty liver, aerobic fitness is a key. ...Read more
Can low functioning gallbladder cause mild diffuse fatty liver? Is it safe to have gallbladder removed having fatty liver or will liver be injured?
Bilirubin is increasing alot . Metastic liver cancer . Other liver function tests appear normal . What is going on ? No bile duct blockage . Is liver failing ?
Gall bladder removed. If biliary tree, connective tissue of liver abnormal, besides GGT 124, what other liver enzymes will be elevated? Other signs?
Wouldn't a tumour on the kidney or liver cause abnormal CMP (liver enzymes & kidney functioning)?
Could but always: Yes tumors on the liver or kidneys can cause abnormal lab values but not always. ...Read more
If total bilirubin high with metastic liver cancer pt , but other liver tests normal this mean liver damaging / failing? And does it continue to rise . No bile blocked
Could a grade three liver laceration still effect liver enzyme levels and liver function nearly ten years later?
Liver cell ,bile tes: Sgpt (alt) is a test of liver cell (hepatocyte) activity; increased with liver cell inflammation. Ggt is a test of bile flow. Anything that decreases flow of bile within cells, down tiny canaliculi, small ductules, and larger ducts will cause increase; can be due to inflammation, scarring, stone, tumor, etc. Drugs can increase either or both. ...Read more
Not necessarily. : Not necessarily. Generally, a whole liver is transplanted, but it's possible to transplant a portion of liver. For example, if the recipient is small-sized an entire liver may be too big. Also, if the liver donor is alive, clearly only a portion of liver can be taken (usually about half). ...Read more
ESLD manifestations: No system of the body is spared in the syndrome of cirrhosis with end-stage liver disease (esld). Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy ; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, ;higher risks of cancer. ...Read more
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