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Slow Release Niacin Liver Damage
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
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
Mirtazapine-elevated liver enzymes. Does drug induced elevated liver enzymes mean permanent liver damage?
Are liver damage, caused by taking very high doses of nicotinic acid for years, irreversible?if you block the intake, will the liver return as before?
Liver Damage: Possibly. Get evaluated by a liver specialist (hepatologist) GI doctor. ...Read more
Depends: I guess it depends on your livers ability to handle all the ingredients in the supplement. I looked at the ingredients and suggest a healthy meal instead of a supplement since you don't know what the supplement can be doing to your liver. You may have a liver gene enzyme problem that cant handle an ingredient- if youre getting hyperbilirubinemia- stop the supplement ...Read more
Can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? Can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?
Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding. ...Read more
How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?
Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more
Douse a liver disorder like hep c inhibit the ability of the liver to process achohol? douse the liver process achohol slower
Discuss w/ your Dr: There are many different medications for depression and that dose may be low for one and high for another. I know that ALL can harm livers and 5% of liver disease is attributed to them. That's not saying it will happen, but it's a serious concern. Consider non-drug CBT Tx as a way to minimize or avoid drugs - they are best to think of as short-term support while learning life skills. Best! ...Read more
No.: The few human studies done on the active ingredients in Liverite have not shown any conclusive improvement in liver function. The liver does not need cleansing. The best way to support the liver is avoiding alcohol, minimizing OTC pain relievers, especially acetaminophen, watching your weight, avoiding toxic chemicals, and getting the hepatitis A and B vaccines. Don't waste your money. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking niacin extended release for HDL boosting...Will it compromise my weight loss efforts...I understand it partially inhibits lipolysis ?
Can Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (no inflammation) speed up your metabolism and cause you to poorly absorb antidepressant medication?
Fatty liver: The absorption and metabolism of antidepressants are totally different systems. It depends on the antidepressant as well as any other drugs you may be taking at the same time. However, in general fatty liver disease will slowly metabolize most antidepressants, thereby inc blood levels. ...Read more
Can NAC (every other day to minimise potential reduced glutathione production)help chronic low level inflammation in the liver and perhaps GI tract?
Probably yes: It is impossible to say for certain, given the lack of research on this, but NAC has many health benefits and also increases glutathione, which is anti-inflammatory . I advise about 1200 mg of NAC/day- no point in limiting to every other day. See http://www.lef.org/magazine/2010/5/N-Acetyl-Cysteine/Page-01 & http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/glutathione-the-mother-of_b_530494.html ...Read more
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