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I have heard tylenol (acetaminophen) and other OTC meds can increase the burden on the liver and impact weight loss, as liver function is important in wieight loss. How true is this?

I have heard tylenol (acetaminophen) and other OTC meds can increase the burden on the liver and impact weight loss, as liver function is important in wieight loss. How true is this?

Yes and No: Excessive tylenol (acetaminophen) consumption can damage the liver - but would not have a specific effect on weight loss. Liver function is vital to life, but a normally functioning liver does not regulate one's weight. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Can panadol (acetaminophen) (paracetomol 500 mg) be taken thrice a day for two weeks? Is it safe? Can it cause harm to liver?

Can panadol (acetaminophen) (paracetomol 500 mg) be taken thrice a day for two weeks? Is it safe? Can it cause harm to liver?

Depends: It depends on your liver. If you are a healthy young person, 1.5 grams of paracetamol is safe. However, toxicity can still happen even when adhering to safe doses. I would try to take as little paracetamol as possible. In addition, you are only treating pain with paracetamol. You should also treat the underlying cause that is causing the pain. ...Read more

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Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Yes: If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Exercised, had pains took panadol (acetaminophen). The pains at the right side of my lower abdomen reduced but stil remained now my pubic area is swollen.

Exercised, had pains took panadol (acetaminophen). The pains at the right side of my lower abdomen reduced but stil remained now my pubic area is swollen.

Hernia vs Appy: Certain conditions increase in likelihood depending on age. It is possible for extremely strained muscles to be a little swollen and tense. The right lower quadrant also holds possibility for dysfunction in the form of a hernia and/or appendicitis. If the skin over your pubic area is swollen, you should be examined in-person. ...Read more

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Acute pain in abdomen left side so sore to palpate had panadol four hlly and nausea meds x 3 a day also gastro smooth nothing helping?

Acute pain in abdomen left side so sore to palpate had panadol four hlly and nausea meds x 3 a day also gastro smooth nothing helping?

Go to the ER.: It is impossible to know for sure what is going on with your abdomen from this description alone, but I can tell you that if your abdomen is tender to touch and palpation, you should be seen in the emergency room to rule out an acute problem in your abdomen such as diverticulitis or acute colitis. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen 500mg then take either tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin for break through pain. Are this meds ok to take with elevated liver functions?

Safer alternatives: In light of a history of liver dysfunction, acetominophen (tylenol) should be limited. Since you are already looking for something else to help beyond naproxen, it is time to ask your medical professional for better and safer options. Some alternative treatments or "stronger" medications will actually be safer over time with less chance for liver or kidney toxicity. ...Read more

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What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

What is the causes of an elevated liver function?

Many causes: There are numerous causes, including infections (hepatitis), medications, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, pancreas problems, fatty liver (from obesity, meds, toxins), etc. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect a liver function test?

Yes: Smoking can affect liver tests. Studies have found that smoking raises the
serum γ-glutamyl transferase (ggt) level and decreases serum protein and Albumin levels. It does not appear to affect the ast, alt, bilirubin, or alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

What are liver function test results if hepatitis?

Hepatitis which?: Your question does not make any sence. There are different hepatitis, a, b, c.Non abc
liver functiobn test only tell us if there is elevation of liver enzymes indicating for more tests
tests are sgot, SGPT and alkaline phosphatase. ...Read more

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What should I do about an abnormal liver function?

What should I do about an abnormal liver function?

More tests...: Finding a abnormal lft is potentially a sign of liver disease. There are a spectrum of liver disorders that can present this way and your best bet is to see a gastroenterologist for appropriate testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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Abnormal liver function tests, should I be concerned?

Abn Liver Fx tests: Elevated Liver function tests may occur for a variety of issues from Fatty infiltration (hepatic steatosis), viral illnesses such as the hepatitis viruses, Alcoholism, increased use of medications that metabolize through the liver (such as Acetaminophen), cirrhosis, biliary disease, tumors, gallbladder disease, etc, etc. Get an evaluation for the most likely cause of your LFT elevations. ...Read more

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Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

Would a liver function test show gallbladder dysfunction?

It may, ...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Can you tell me more about liver function and hepatitis b?

Yes: Liver functions are altered in hepatitis. (a, b, c, d, e) to a varying degree. It most of the time correlates with disease activity. Serial fu of viral count and liver function helps. Treatment alters the course of disease. Untreated hep b can cause cirrohsis, liver cancer in long run. ...Read more

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I have high ammonia possible with normal liver function tests?

Yes. It's possible.: End Stage Liver failure (Cirrhosis) can present with normal liver function tests, and presents with high ammonia. Ammonia results from breakdown of proteins, this ammonia is converted to urea by the liver. Sick liver cannot convert ammonia efficiently, but if there is too much ammonia (high protein breakdown) healthy liver will take longer to convert ammonia to urea. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What liver function tests are needed if I had hepatitis a years ago?

None needed: If you had hepatitis years ago, you do not need any testing of liver function tests. ...Read more

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My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means?

My liver function test showed a reading of ALT 34 & AST41 U/L means?

ALT and AST: It means you need to always include the normal range for you lab in order for me to help. ...Read more

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Can my high liver function tests recover from abstinence from alcohol?

Yes: The liver can recover with abstinence, particularly if cirrhosis is not present. However, if cirrhosis is present, there may still be mild elevations in the liver enzymes despite abstinence. But the best treatment for your liver is to discontinue all drinking. Elevated enzymes are telling you that the liver is suffering from the alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there a link between a whte tongue and elevated liver function tests?

Is there a link between a whte tongue and elevated liver function tests?

Possible: Tongue is like a litmus paper for ill health, will get coated in many diseases, including liver diseases, speak to your doctor, when disease clears and so is the tongue. ...Read more

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Why are my liver function lvls so high if I don't have heptitis or fatty liver?

Liver injury from an: Anything that damages the liver can cause abnormal liver functions. Besides viral hepatitis, excessive alcohol use can cause hepatitis...So can many different drugs like the statins used to lower cholestetrol. Then there are rare diseases like excessof iron storage from hemochromatosis and some enzyme deficiencies ...Read more

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What are some causes of elevated liver function showing on blood test? Thank you!

What are some causes of elevated liver function showing on blood test? Thank you!

See below: There is a long list of causes as given in the website provided below. Common causes are use of alcohol, hepatitis, heart failure and some drugs/medications.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/elevated-liver-enzymes/basics/definition/sym-20050830 ...Read more

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Can a normal result from a liver function test mean I don't drink too much alchohol?

NO: Do not rely on Liver function testing to determine if you drink too much. The liver may endure tremendous assault and injury before the tests may even shoe elevations, so if you drink too much, please stop and discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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I got blood work done and it came back with reduced liver function should I be worried?

Needs more eval.: Without knowing the specific numbers, yes reduced liver function can be a serious condition. You should visit your doctor to continue your evaluation. In the most extreme cases (though rare), this can be associated with life-threatening bleeding. ...Read more

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For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

For what length of time can alcohol be detected in the liver using a liver function test?

It depends on what y: Alcohol itself can not be detected in the liver but it liver damaging effects can be noted in blood tests. But only excess of alcohol will cause liver damage in the form of hepatitis. This menifests as increase of liver enzymes which spill over into the blood. The effect comes on quickly like within 24 hrs and lasts for a few days. But more severe damage can cause chronic hepatitis which persist. ...Read more

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What can I do if my liver function blood tests were all normal. Could I still be at risk?

Unclear question: What risk are you concerned about? In general normal lab results do not mean lack of disease. ...Read more

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What other blood tests are there to check liver health other then liver function? Thank u

What other blood tests are there to check liver health other then liver function? Thank u

Synthetic activity: In addition to the usual liver function tests, tests of synthetic functions of liver cells include blood levels of pre-albumin, coagulation factors and INR, and blood ammonia. Catalytic functions are reflected in blood levels of immunoglobulins. There are also specific tests for individual diseases, e.g. serum ceruloplasmin, alpha-1-antitrypsin, and genetic markers. ...Read more

Dr. Tso Chen
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Liver Function (Definition)

The liver is "life". The liver not only creates essential proteins and energy resources, but it also "detoxifies" the body through creation of elements like bilirubin while additionally breaking down a vast variety of chemicals (medications, toxins, etc.). The medical industry tests the "function" of the liver via a "liver function panel". This test looks at liver ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more