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Symptoms Of Liver Regeneration
I agree however: I agree w/the previous answer, however we need more information. If you are asking about being a donor or recipient of a living donor liver transplant, the liver can regenerate back to nearly a full size liver in about 6 weeks depending on many factors. In general, with this situation, lab tests can be followed to see how much "liver regeneration" is occurring; you should start feeling stronger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 am 23 years old and it looks like I have some form of liver disease. Will my young age contribute to my liver's regeneration?
WHOA!!!: Please forgive my frankness. You owe it to yourself to find out why your liver function tests (i assume) and bilirubin are abnormal. My own bet is that this is your wake-up call -- you are drinking more than is good for you. Retest after you stop, or as your physician advises. Please do this, if not out of respect for yourself, then for those who love you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have recently quit heavy drinkin. I am eatin healthy n do NT drink anymo. Should I take up Vit C supp as i av heard it's good for liver regeneration?
Recovery: Some degree of recovery is possible depending on how much damage has been done - amount and length of abuse are important factors. ...Read more
Depends: Time to complete recovery depends on how bad the liver was hit by the alcohol. It could be as quick as a week or two if mild, to months if there is a history of liver disease. If there is permanent scarring, your liver may never fully recover. In general you can expect the liver to start the healing process as soon as you stop drinking. ...Read more
Should be aware.: Liver cells regenerating all the time. Your doc should worry about your medications as it is generally too technical for the lay person to predict liver toxicity and drug / drug interactions. You should listen to them. Be honest about alcohol use and your history of any liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nicely if you let it: The liver's ability to self-heal is amazing. If a person who's been poisoned and lost 99% of the liver cells can be brought through the acute episode, the liver cells will have replaced themselves and the organ returned to near-normal in a few weeks. Don't get over-confident -- if the architecture is damaged (cirrhosis), the regeneration is useless. ...Read more
It's amazing: After a poisoning or acute hepatitis with 99% of the liver cells gone, they'll replace themselves in a few days. Ultramarathon runners routinely sustain extensive necrosis of liver cells and have them back in equally short order. However -- don't get smug; alcohol abuse and other unfortunate things can scar up the liver and this doesn't heal nearly so well. ...Read more
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