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Person Live Liver
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
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
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
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
Please consult this site for information on this topic.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What causes liver functions to be elevated when you are a healthy person who does not drink ect.?
Can you tell me if a person's liver was damaged, would they get sick from just a few alcoholic drinks?
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
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?
Inflammation: Of the liver, also known as hepatitis. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the medication and type / severity of liver disease. ...Read more