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Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Symptoms of liver disease due to pregnancy?

Various: There are several kinds of liver problems related to pregnancy. If your skin or the whites of your eyes start looking yellow, if you are having pain in the upper right side of your abdomen, or if you are having nausea, vomiting & headaches later in pregnancy, tell your OB and be seen right away. Some liver problems in pregnancy are mild, but others can be life-threatening and/or harm your baby. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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What are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

What  are the liver diseases related to alcohol abuse?

Several: It could be an acute inflammation ("alcoholic hepatitis") to more chronic and serious conditions such as alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatocarcinoma (liver cancer). ...Read more

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What is another cause of liver disease apart from alcohol?

What is another cause of liver disease apart from alcohol?

Liver Diseases: This is a good question. The common causes of liver disease are 1. Fatty infiltrates from obesity and excess sugars 2. Infection, most commonly with hepatitis b and c. 3. Toxic side effects of prescription and non-prescription medications (especially tylenol). Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar symptoms and symptoms of related diseases of liver disease (including Liver disease) Can you list them for me??? Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you be more: Specific as to what you are looking for? Liver diseases are an entire medical specialty. What you are asking would fill a textbook. ...Read more

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Can drinking moderate amounts of alcohol improve coronary artery disease symptoms?

Can drinking moderate amounts of alcohol improve coronary artery disease symptoms?

It can reduce events: Various studies show moderate alcohol consumption, between 3 and 7 drinks per week, reduces the risk of cardiac events, including heart attack. There is little evidence about the influence on symptoms, such as angina. Binge drinking, irregular sessions greater than 4 drinks or monthly intoxication, shows increased events. These results apply to both genders, although women benefit slightly more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. ...Read more

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When do symptoms of chronic kidney disease start to manifest?

When do symptoms of chronic kidney disease start to manifest?

Symptoms: It s a great question. Kidney disease is often called the "silent killer" as it sometimes takes a significant decline in function before symptoms begin. Additionally every patient is different in that some people with 20% function feel better than others with the same degree.I hope that helps. Go to the NKF website or www.kidney.org for more info. ...Read more

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What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What to do about decreased liver function due to inflammation of of pancreas and gallbladder?

What is the question: Not sure what the question is. Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Can also cause temporary bile duct obstruction and liver inflammation. Liver usually recovers rapidly once the cause is identified and medical treatment of the problem is started. ...Read more

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Do most people with cirrhosis of the liver get it due to malnutrition?

Do most people with cirrhosis of the liver get it due to malnutrition?

Sort of: Liver makes most of the serum proteins and a diseased liver does not make enough proteins producing a picture similar to malnutrition. ...Read more

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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

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How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

How and why is there an increase in urobilinogen levels in hepatocellular dysfunctions like alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and malignancy of liver?

Obstruction: When the liver is prevented from doing it's job due to disease it shows itself through elevation of certain chemicals in the blood because it is being blocked by physical disruption of the anatomy and bile goes into the blood causing yellowing of the skin ( jaundice). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease. Heart symptoms of preassure in chest. Did the thyroid disease cause damage to heart or is it just symptoms?

Diagnosed with thyroid disease. Heart symptoms of preassure in chest. Did the thyroid disease cause damage to heart or is it just symptoms?

Thyroid disease: What was your diagnosis? What treatment was prescribed? what did your doctor say when you told him or her about your "heart pressure"? You also mention "brain lesion" under your conditions. What are you referring to? Hyperthyroidism may cause hypermetabolic state and cause tachycardia or palpitation but not pressure. Have you been diagnosed with anxiety disorder? Not enough info for relevant reply ...Read more

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What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

What is the sequence of stages leading up to advanced liver disease caused by alcohol?

Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late stages, such as the lungs and kidneys. Early changes may be reversible with alcohol abstinence but once into late stages the changes are not reversible. ...Read more

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Could being an alcoholic cause health problems other then cirrhosis and alcohol overdoses?

Could being an alcoholic cause health problems other then cirrhosis and alcohol overdoses?

Yes: Alcohol can damage every organ in the body, causing heart failure, heart arrhythmias, brain damage with dementia, memory problems, cancer of head and neck, stomach, esophagus and colon (and elsewhere), damage the stomach lining and cause bleeding, make you more susceptible to infections, deplete vitamins and cause deficiency diseases, and hundreds of other things. If this is you, get help now. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

Multiple symptoms: Liver disease has a multitude of symptoms. In the early phases it can be nonspecific like tiredness, lack of appetite ; energy, distaste for cigarettes, yellowish discolouration of eyes ; urine. With increasing loss of liver function, 1) fluid retention (belly/ankle swelling, 2) mental changes(confusion), 3) bleeding from the mouth or rectum, on in the skin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My grandmother died of liver cancer and I've experienced jaundice due to hepatitis A and medications. Does liver irritation is related to genetics?

My grandmother died of liver cancer and I've experienced jaundice due to hepatitis A and medications. Does liver irritation is related to genetics?

Can be: There are a number of genetic diseases that can cause liver problems. However, it seems your problems were due to hepatitis A and certain medications. Both of these can cause jaundice in patients who don't have any genetic liver disease. The majority of patients with liver cancer develop the cancer in the setting of liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the predisposing factors that can transform or activate the chronic hepatitis b virus to lead for cirrhosis, liver failure, hepato cancer .. ?

What are the predisposing factors that can transform or activate the chronic hepatitis b virus to lead for cirrhosis, liver failure, hepato cancer .. ?

Not clearly known: It is quite unpredictable what leads the virus to do most of the damage to the liver. So best one can do is avoid any other hepato-toxins like alcohol use . Aslo eat healthy and avoid fatty liver which accompanies over eating and execessive weight. Eat healthy which is to consume low sugared foods with ample amounts of fruits and veggies with each meal. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more