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How long can a person live with liver failure?

How long can a person live with liver failure?

What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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 long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

How long can a person live with liver and kidney failure?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and reversibility of these. This is a dangerous combination of organs to be failing and should be followed closely by doctors. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

For what length of time can a person live with liver and kidney failure and they are really bright yellow?

Failure of organs: The person you are describing is clearly very, very sick. He appears to have jaundice due to his bilirubin being elevated with is seen in liver disease caused by many different etiologies. If he has kidney failure, this may be due acute kidney failure caused by hypotension or a less common fatal condition called hepato-renal syndrome. Ask the patient's doctors for more information. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live after losing their liver to alcohal?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with a diseases liver and kidney?

Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a person have to live with liver failure?

On average, how long will a person have to live with liver failure?

Depends: ... On what caused it and if it is reversible and if they are a transplant candidate. ...Read more

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How long can a Person live who has a liver met, aortocaval node and 1 0.5 CM sub plueral node if chemo Not working?

How long can a Person live who has a liver met, aortocaval node and 1 0.5 CM sub plueral node if chemo Not working?

It depends: It depends on the extent/load of tumor your body has. Patients with small tumors can live much longer than those with more extensive/big tumors. The pace of growth also varies in each case: slow growing cancer can allow you many months or > one year. Fast growing tumors can be fatal in a matter of 6-9 months or even less. It all depends on liver functions which are affected by the extent of tumor ...Read more

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How does the average person live after having a liver transplantation?

Half working 10 yrs: There are many factors that affect the longevity after a liver transplant including the recipient age and health of other organ systems such as the heart and blood vessels, diabetes, other cancers, etc. About half of the livers transplanted are working at 10 years. ...Read more

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Can a person live without a portion of the liver?

Can a person live without a portion of the liver?

Yes: The liver has the unique capacity compared to all other internal organs of regenerating. Because of this, for instance, a portion can be donated for transplant to another with no risk to the donor. And while it is regenerating. The remaining portion of the liver can function successfully. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person live with only 35% of their liver?

It depends: There is no way to know what percentage of the liver is functioning. We do know that once 75-80% of the liver cells have been destroyed, the liver begins to fail. If people have more than that, the liver can function normally. If no further injury occurs, people can live for years. ...Read more

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Is there anything a person can do to stimulate the liver back into action?

Is there anything a person can do to stimulate the liver back into action?

Not enough info: The question much too vague. What issue caused the liver to function abnormally? Many times the liver will recover on its own but that depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone stabbed another person in the liver will they die instantly?

Can you tell me if someone stabbed another person in the liver will they die instantly?

There are various: Levels of severity of hepatic injury following trauma, from very minor to lethal. It would be unusual for penetrating trauma to cause instant death, but if a major vessel was transected it could be a matter of seconds or minutes. ...Read more

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Does a liver in a 30 year old recover quicker than a liver of a person in their 50-60's?

Does a liver in a 30 year old recover quicker than a liver of a person in their 50-60's?

The rate of: "recovery" of the liver from injury probably is the SAME at all ages over 30 the "factors" affecting the time are the various illnesses (eg Diabetes) which may DELAY the recovery...NOT AGE!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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If a person who had received a liver donation in the past dies, can that liver be then donated to another person?

Probably Not: While theoretically possible, the transplanted liver usually becomes so scarred into the recipient that it is technically not feasible to retransplant the organ into a second recipient. ...Read more

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What are the implications of liver disease for a person taking anticonvulsants?

Dosage adjusment: Many, but not all, anticonvulsants - like other meds - are metabolized (broken down for elimination) by the liver. Some adjustment of dosage of the medication in the presence of liver disease may be necessary. For a few, avoidance of the medication is best. A neurologist should give the best advice. ...Read more

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A person with liver damage would show what symptoms?

A person with liver damage would show what symptoms?

Can vary: Cirrhosis=stage 4 scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), and liver cancer (hcc) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice on occasion (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms once they develop (occur at different rates. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

What are the odds of a person surviving liver damage?

It depends: It all depends on the cause of the liver damage and how much was "damaged". This might be able to be determined by seeing a liver specialist. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a person surviving liver damage?

Good: A lot depends on the cause. Certain types of hepatitis will gradually get worse over time. Liver damage related to alcohol and/or drugs can improve and heal if the cause is removed. That is stopping alcohol ingestion, etc. ...Read more

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Why does a liver disorder make you slower than a normal person?

Encephalopathy: In severe liver disease, a condition known as hepatic encephalopathy can occur. Essentially, it results from the liver's inability to process toxins such as ammonia from the body. It could range from mild impairment to deep coma and everywhere in between. There are some medicines which help, but nothing which completely cures this other than treating the baseline liver disease. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is i.V gluthatione safe? For those person who have liver problems?

Is i.V gluthatione safe? For those person who have liver problems?

Yes: Glutathione has few side effects - although it's effectiveness for treatment of medical conditions from ALS to HIV remains to be demonstrated. ...Read more

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Will an endoscopy look at my liver? If I ask the person performing it to?

Will an endoscopy look at my liver? If I ask the person performing it to?

No.: An upper endoscopy will look at your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestines. It is not possible to look at the liver by upper endoscopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes liver functions to be elevated when you are a healthy person who does not drink ect.?

What causes liver functions to be elevated when you are a healthy person who does not drink ect.?

Many causes: The most common causes for elevated liver enzymes such as AST and alt in someone asymptomatic are drugs (many medications), chronic viral hepatitis, and fatty liver. Early liver disease is often asymptomatic and symptoms only arise after many years. ...Read more

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What happens if diagnosed with liver cirhossis, how long can a person live even when on proper medication?

What happens if diagnosed with liver cirhossis, how long can a person live even when on proper medication?

Depends.: Generally, depending on the cause of liver cirrhosis, life expectancy from the time it is diagnosed and treated will vary between 21 to 24 years, depending on the presence of other cop-morbid illnesses and how intensive the treatment is. ...Read more

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If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

If a person exercises very often would it make them less likely to have elevated liver function tests even if there was potentially damage there?

Yes: The most common cause for elevated liver enzymes is Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Insulin resistance due to obesity is a major cause of NAFLD and
exercise can reduce insulin resistance and obesity and can reduce elevated liver enzymes in early NAFLD. ...Read more

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