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Signs Of A Healthy Liver
Be liver-smart...: Get hepatitis a & b vaccine, avoid IV drug abuse & risky sex, don't use liver cleansers, be skeptical of supplements. Also, minimize tylenol (acetaminophen) & analgesic use, curtail alcohol intake, control weight as well as diabetes & high cholesterol, make smart diet choices (don't pick mushrooms from the field). If liver abnormal now, periodically check liver tests & imaging for trends. See your doctor if? 's.
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
Too vague...: It depends. If you don't have any medical problems, then all of your liver enzymes, including ast, alt, ggt, alk phos, total bilirubin, ldh, and others should be within normal range. There is not just one "liver count" value. Have your doctor interpret any lab work for you, as each patient is specific based on history/presentation.
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis often has no signs or symptoms until liver damage is extensive. When signs and symptoms do occur, they may include: fatigue bleeding easily bruising easily itchy skin yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice) fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites) loss of appetite nausea swelling in your legs weight loss.See 1 more doctor answer
Aerobic fitness: Your liver is your most difficult organ to damage, and usually works as well at age 100 as when you're a kid. Trust you're not overdoing alcohol or meds that you don't need. In some communities, the most common cause of liver failure is phony "remedies" laced with poison. We're losing good livers to sedentary lifestyles, so stay lean and do plenty of aerobic fitness activities.
It can kill you: Your toughest organ is your liver, and it's among the least likely to develop problems. The good news is that most liver disease is manageable if it's detected early by an evidence-based physician. Hepatitis c, hepatitis b, hemochromatosis, wilson's, the biliary cirrhosis family and autoimmune hepatitis are all manageable nowadays/.
Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam.See 1 more doctor answer
What's causing pain?: The liver itself has no pain fibers, as true with brain--either can be sliced with a surgical tool and no pain. The capsule or linings of each organ has pain fibers. Unlikely to have 'liver pain' unless something is irritating the lining. So, find out what's causing the pain, and how to stop it will become clear. Try the following: stop-if ingesting-alcohol, coffee, hot/spicy foods, Aspirin drugs.
Liver Symptoms: There could be: 1. Right upper abdominal swelling and/or pain 2. Unexplained bruising of the skin 3. Yellowing of the eyes and/or skin 4. Clay colored stools. You can easily test this with a series of simple blood tests that can be done at any clinic.
Aerobic fitness: Don't share needles, abuse alcohol, take meds you don't need, or trust people who make "imported holistic herbal remedies" -- many of the latter are laced with poison. Stay trim, aerobics-focused physically fit. If your liver enzymes go up, work with your physician to find the cause. The common cause of livers going bad nowadays is sedentary lifestyles.
Liver Functions: The liver has many functions. Primarily, it filters the blood, detoxifying chemicals and drugs. It also makes proteins that are important for blood clotting and other functions. In addition, it makes bile, which is secreted back into the digestive tract, which helps with digestion and other functions. Hope that helps.
Several: Fluid retention is a sign of liver problems due to a diminished ability to either make the proteins that keep the fluid in the correct space or nutritional consequences being able to metabolize things adequately. Jaundice is a late stage sign of liver insufficiency and failure. Confusion is a sign that the liver is struggling to deal with the naturally occuring debris. Fatigue.
A healthy liver: To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when necessary. Maintain a healthy weight & keep high fat foods to a minimum.>>.
Liver: First you need to know if you have liver problem avoiding alcohol and certain medicines will prevent liver disease from that
Liver health: A healthy liver functions well and helps to maintain health of the body. Flags for poor liver health could include yellow skin and yellowing of the whites of the eyes; dark urine; very light colored, black or bloody feces; nausea; lack of appetite; skin itching; pain or swelling of the abdomen and feeling exhausted.
Labs etc.: Especially now that many people are obese, liver problems are very common. They are most easily identified on biochemical tests; the jaundice, wooziness, right upper quadrant ache, and spatial misperceptions are all late. If an non-evidence-based practitioner has diagnosed a liver problem and you think you're getting suckered, get with your primary care physician.