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Suspecting acute fatty liver of pregnancy. What will do this to my wife?

Suspecting acute fatty liver of pregnancy. What will do this to my wife?

Serious condition: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a serious condition. It can be life threatening to both mother and baby. Treatment is immediate delivery. Unfourtunately, it can recur in the subsequent pregnancy. So, recommendation is to avoid future pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Doctor diagnosed acute fatty liver of pregnancy. What will do this to my wife?

Fatty liver/pregnanc: Is a real life threatening condition which occurs in third trimester or immediately following delivery it is caused by fatty acid metabolism disturbed by mitpchondria in the mother due to deficiency in lchad, (long chain 3hydroxy-co enzymea dehydrogenase) enzyme. Condition used to be thought fatal in the past but aggressive treatment by stabilising mother with support with IV fluids and blood prod. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom is still smoking after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. will this cause her to die sooner?

What do you suggest if my mom is still smoking after being diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. will this cause her to die sooner?

Higher cancer risk: she really should try to stop. in a cirrhotic, 4 fold higher risk of liver cancer in smokers. sounds like you might be a great support for her. ...Read more

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I don't drink and am not obese... what might be the causing my fatty liver? Could it lead to hypothyroidism?

I don't drink and am not obese... what might be the causing my fatty liver? Could it lead to hypothyroidism?

Carbs. Change it.: The easiest way to revert fatty liver is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read more

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Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Can your liver cause pain? If so is there a cure to stop the pain? What cause hemangionomas in the liver and are they dangerous? Im scared cause I don't want my liver to fail. I was never a drinker or drug user so why does the liver get attacked if you do

Liver pain.: Yes, problems with your liver can cause pain - stretching of the capsule surrounding the liver from inflammation is an example. Liver hemangiomas (can also cause pain, but many of them cause no symptoms. In cases where the pain is directly attributable to the hemangioma, surgical removal can be considered. They're definitely not a common cause of liver failure, however. ...Read more

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I have jaundice, yes I am certain of this. My bilirubin only shows to level of 1.1. What could be hiding the true reading?

I have jaundice, yes I am certain of this.  My bilirubin only
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Jaundice: Your bilirubin would have to be higher than that to cause jaundice unless it was higher a few days ago and is on its way down. The yellow staining does linger longer in the skin or whites of the eyes. This can occur if you passed a gall bladder or bile duct stone or had transient inflammation of the liver. Usually your urine would have been brownish and stool clay colored. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reverse fatty liver before it leads to cirrhosis? My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and i’m worried it will lead to cirrhosis. Is fatty liver reversible?

Is there a way to reverse fatty liver before it leads to cirrhosis? My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and i’m worried it will lead to cirrhosis. Is fatty liver reversible?

Fatty : Fatty liver refers to an accumulation of fat in and around the liver. In most patients, the condition itself is not harmful. On the other hand, if the fat leads to inflammation there can be damage to the liver. The diagnosis then, for patients who don't drink alcohol, is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash). If the inflammation goes unchecked, cirrhosis may result. The treatment of fatty liver depends on the underlying cause, which from patient to patient can be quite different. The most common causes are obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol (collectively called the dysmetabolic syndrome, which in america is now epidemic). Other causes include severe weight loss, gastric bypass, certain medications, and inflammatory bowel disease, to name just a few. Given the wide range of causes, the treatment program has to be tailored to each patient. So, in answer to your question, yes, fatty liver is reversible if its treated early and appropriately. ...Read more

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If the liver test result is 900% instead of 30% what can be my problem pls cancer didnt result in my ultrasounds?

If the liver test result is 900% instead of 30%  what can be my problem pls cancer didnt result in my ultrasounds?

Uncertain: Abnormal liver tests can have a number of different causes, not all of which have to do with the liver (muscle, injury, for example, can raise some liver tests; disease of the pancreas can raise different liver tests). If you would, please ask the question again, stating which liver test you are referring to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal ? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal ? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Several types: These range from mild birth defects detectable only using the lab to some serious problems that may result in skeletal growth problems and/or require medication. It's been suggested that dickens' "tiny tim" suffered one of the RTA variants. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach and hope you will find the exact diagnosis and expected outcome -- your physician is bound by law to share this. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cirrhosis of the lungs? When I search for it, I only get answers regarding cirrhosis of the liver.

What can you tell me about cirrhosis of the lungs? When I search for it, I only get answers regarding cirrhosis of the liver.

Pulmonary fibrosis: There is no disease entity called pulmonary cirrhosis. The entity corresponding to liver cirrhosis is pulmonary fibrosis. You may consult this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/basics/definition/CON-20029091 ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol with an enlarged spleen? I don't know the cause for the enlargement and all my doctor has told me is that I have to do blood tests

Can I drink alcohol with an enlarged spleen? I don't know the cause for the enlargement and all my doctor has told me is that I have to do blood tests

Yes: It's not uncommon for a person to have a big spleen for no reason whatever -- and we never find the cause. If you feel well and have no other findings, I wouldn't give it another thought. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver , jaundice but my liver biopsy is good and CT scan .. no cirrhosis please help what do you think is it?

I have fatty liver , jaundice but my liver biopsy is good and CT scan .. no cirrhosis please help what do you think is it?

Liver inflammation: Liver inflammation from fatty deposits, alcohol damage or NASH is non alcoholic steatohepatitis. If you do drink you should stop immediately. Jaundice indicates liver damage. Even though you biopsy is normal now, you should avoid all potentially hepatotoxic substances to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Tryin to find out what levels are to be at on a fibrosure nash lab, to make sure I don't have hep c, cancer chiroses, or fatty liver, can you help me ?

Tryin to find out what levels are to be at on a fibrosure nash lab, to make sure I don't have hep c, cancer chiroses, or fatty liver, can you help me ?

Insufficient: Fibrosure does not tell you all that; it is only a summary based on several other tests and attempts at scoring how advanced liver disease is assuming you have one. If concerned about liver disease you need first to check with a dr who can order the basic tests for viral infection and liver function profile; from the results, your dr may also order a liver biopsy which would be most conclusive ...Read more

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My father is having high sgpt and sgot level please let me know what can be the causes and what can be the cure?

My father is having high sgpt and sgot level please let me know what can be the causes and what can be the cure?

Liver issues: Those are liver enzymes. It's elevation has many possible reasons: infection, drug-induced, excessive alcohol consumption, mechanical obstruction, tumor, to name a few. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice which tests i need to identify if I have any kind of infection in my body?, often i ve realised that esa is not the comprehensive one

Pls can u advice which tests i need to identify if I have any kind of infection in my body?, often i ve realised that esa is not the comprehensive one

No such thing: There is no such thing as a test to tell you if you have any infection in your body. If you have an infection, or have reason to suspect one, you need to see a doctor so that it can be identified and evaluated properly. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more