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Reverse Liver Damage
Liver regenerates: The liver is one of the only organs that will regenerate once the damaging activity is stopped: as long as there are enough undamaged cells. Milk thistle is purported to help repair liver damage but scientific studies are lacking. ...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
Nothing certain: There are such claims made by folks who believe in ayurvedic medicine. They are very doubtful in thier validity. I can not say anything certain or reliable about this belief or claim. ...Read more
TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more
After 10 years of heavy drinking, an ultrasound showed fatty diffusion of the liver with mild enlargement. Spleen normal size. No ascites or anything like that. I have now been sober for 9 weeks! Is it too late to reverse the liver damage even though i a
What is cause?: Liver disease is not only one problem.. There are several causes and several stages of each... The treatments depend on the cause and the stage.. There are preventions and treatments for some viral causes, flukes and metabolic and alcoholic causes.. Ask the doctor for a discussion... You may need a liver biopsy or an ct/mri first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: There are many causes of liver damage. Excess alcohol use is a major cause. Hepatitis and abnormal iron storage can also be the reason. Fat storage in the liver may be a problem if it becomes extensive. Autoimmune diseaes is also a possibility. If you have abnormal liver tests or suspect a problem, you should discuss the situation with your doctor now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends but yes: What is the cause of the liver damage (virus, immune system, toxins, drugs)? Is the damage ongoing (alcohol, etc.)? In most cases, the liver has an amazing capacity to repair itself and reverse scar tissue that has formed. A person can donate half their liver to another person and they will both usually be ok. Treat your liver well and it will treat you well. ...Read more
Many causes.: there are entire text books written on possible causes of liver damage. The most common causes in the United States are alcohol, viruses, medications, genetic, and autoimmune processes. Each of these can damage the liver in various ways. If you feel you have liver damage, see your doctor. They may recommend that you see a gastroenterologist also. Good luck. ...Read more
Remove insult: It is difficult to help liver damage, other than removing the insulting agent wether that be a toxin (drug or alcohol) or virus. Vit e has shown some benefit in helping damage done with fatty liver disease, however there is new concern about increasing prostate cancer risk with its use. No herbal medication has consistently proven any benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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