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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Usually asymptotic at first but as synthetic dysfunction occur patients may notice jaundice, swelling of belly or legs, confusion, bruising, throwing up blood. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

What are the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

Four stages: Initial firbosis cirrhosis final there is a good article at livestrong.Com/article/four-stages-liver-disease/. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

This depends: as Patients with compensated cirrhosis may have no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms develop they have what is called decompensated cirrhosis and can develop abdominal distention from development of abdominal ascites, lower extremity edema, yellowing of the yes, gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices, confusion or coma, muscle mass loss, infections etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are signs of each stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

What are the symptoms of hemangioma of the liver?

Depends on size: Most liver hemangioma s are small and are a incidental finding during an ultrasound or ct exam. Small hemangiomas are not symptomatic. Occasionally large hemangiomas, termed cavernous hemangioma, can bleed and cause pain in the right upper abdomen over the liver, but this is unusual. The great majority of hemangiomas never bleed and never cause symptoms and do not become malignant. ...Read more

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Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Advanced scarring : most of the liver tissue has been replaced by scar. can lead to various end-stage complications like encephalopathy, ascites, varices and liver cancer. ...Read more

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What is the line of treatment of liver parenchymal disease?

Depends: You need to find out what the cause of your parenchymal liver disease is from your doctor. He/she will then be able to give you your best line of treatment. For now, eat healthy and avoid alcohol use. ...Read more

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What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are the disease of the renal pelvis?

What are the disease of the renal pelvis?

Several: The renal pelvis is the funnel shaped top beginning of the ureter(the tube draining urine from the kidney). Diseases include:stones, ureteropelvic junction obstruction,renal pelvic tumor(transitional cell carcinoma). ...Read more

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What are the causes of psorosis of the liver besides alcohol?

What are the causes of psorosis of the liver besides alcohol?

Many: There are many causes of liver injury and cirrhosis besides alcohol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis viruses b and c, autoimmune liver disease (pbc, psc, autoimmune hepatitis), genetic liver disease (hemochromatosis, wilson), and other less common causes. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

Many: Many parts of the body are affected by cirrhosis. The more important parts include the following: brain - cirrhosis can cause confusion or "encephalopathy." esophagus - cirrhosis can cause varices which can bleed. Abdomen - cirrhosis can cause abdominal swelling or "ascites." liver - cirrhosis can cause cancer of your liver. Muscles - cirrhosis can cause "muscle wasting" or weakness. ...Read more

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Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

No: Most people do not develop these complications. In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hepatic metastases?

What are the causes of  hepatic metastases?

Hepatic mets: I think you mean what cancers can cause hepatic mets. It usually happens when cancer spread through blood circulation in liver. Many different type of cancer can spread to liver. Most commonly colon, any cancer of digestive system and lung cancer. But mostly any cancer can spread to liver. ...Read more

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What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

What does diffuse infiltration of liver with diffusely coarsened echotexture of of the liver parenchyma that can reflect diffuse hepatocellular diseas?

Fatty liver: infiltration is a precursor of liver damage and cirrhosis. May be related to alcohol abuse and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. Any bacterial or viral infection can also cause liver dysfunction. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

What is the meaning of infiltration of the sacrum diffusely?

Radiologic findings: This is terminology a radiologist would use to describe changes on imaging that appear to spread throughout the sacrum (bone between waist and tailbone). The cause of the changes can sometimes be determined by the images but often requires a biopsy or other tests. ...Read more

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What are the roles of herbs in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy?

What are the roles of herbs in the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy?

None!: I do not know of any good herbs that can help you. It is a serious problem and only a liver specialist(hepatologist) can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more