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Panadol And Liver Function
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?
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
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
The tips of my nails are starting to turn yellow. I over dosed on panadol, (acetaminophen) a few weeks ago by accident. Should I go and get my liver checked out?
Unrelated: No connection between the two. Can see md to diagnose nail condition and reassure about liver. ...Read more
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
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
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
After delivery for 1 month, I need to push hard to pass gas. Also pain in lower abdomen with low back pain feels like strain. Panadol (acetaminophen) not helping
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on. ...Read more
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
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
LFT: Basically the indices that are used to evaluate the liver - (lft) are abnormal. ...Read more
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
It may, ...: As if the ducts get blocked then the liver may get inflamed and the LFT's elevated. ...Read more
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
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
None needed: If you had hepatitis years ago, you do not need any testing of liver function tests. ...Read more
ALT and AST: It means you need to always include the normal range for you lab in order for me to help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Unclear question: What risk are you concerned about? In general normal lab results do not mean lack of disease. ...Read more
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
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