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Stage 2 Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Liver disease: The progression of liver disease is difficult to predict and depends on the source of injury. The majority of people with stage 2 fibrosis live many more years with the disease. ...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
I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement . I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?
Weight loss: An extensive fatty liver can lead to nash (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which could lead to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is essentially scarring of the liver. Chronic inflammation from fatty infiltration can lead to cirrhosis as it is an inflammatory condition. Losing weight however can reverse this process and restore the liver to its normal state. Continue with the weight loss and this should improve. ...Read more
QUESTION FOR HEPATOLOGISTS: Could two Fibroscans and 3 ultrasounds miss advanced liver cirrhosis? Biopsy is out of the question
Reasonable test: If biopsy if unreasonable, the a fibroscan is a reasonable alternative. It is quite specific, meaning that if you are low value/result that it's unlikely that you have advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis, the actual percentage or specificity value, depends on your cut off point. So if you provide your specific results docs here may be better able to guide you. ...Read more
Cirrhosis for years and now the last biopsy Shows mild hepatic steatosis ( no drink OH and I weight 130 )so does this mean I have two liver diseases?
Can having two episodes(one year apart)of extremely heavy drinking(the point of throwing up)+ a couple drinks every few months cause liver cirrhosis?
Might it be that a person with cirrosis of the liver stage 2 filter blood through the liver at all?
Yes: Blood does continue to flow through the liver, but not as efficiently. See this site for more info. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cirrhosis/pages/introduction.aspx. ...Read more
My brother has hep. c and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes and his veins are turning purple..what now ?
Brother: Your brother has many problems but I am confident - I hope you are - that his doctors know how best to try and manage this. If your brother does not have a pancreas it is much more likely that he does not have type 2 diabetes but insulin deficiency requiring regular daily insulin. ...Read more
Four stages: Check out livestrong.Com/article/114296-four-stages-liver-disease that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more
Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a clinical prognostic score to monitor severity (such as the meld or childs-pugh scores). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vary: Cirrhosis is by definition the final stage of the liver, with scarring. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more
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