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Turmeric The Spleen
Can you tell the spleen is enlarged during a colonoscopy, by the pressure - shadow of the spleen on the colon wall?
Not specifically: Studies show that curcumin is can exert anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, liver protective and antitumor activities. This may allow the liver more opportunity to heal since it decreases ongoing injury. However, you must be careful when taking it as it can worsen blood clotting and worsen biliary/gallbladder issues. ...Read more
Liver: It is the largest chemical factory in the body so that besides making bile which is required to process your fats in your food, the liver changes the basic digested food compotents into proteins, complex fats and other essential products to help our body and helps detoxify other substances that may be harmful. ...Read more
Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?
Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more
You waste money: The stuff is a mix of Magnesium Sulfate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which will make you belch), and citric acid for flavor. It is a scam. It will have no effect on your liver. If you think you may be sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's bound by law not to tell you untruths. ...Read more
Will any of the substances, turmeric, fenugreek, and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) help protect against the loss of bone mass ?
Voodoo snake oil: Hi. No. You're right about at peak bone mass in life at age 29. Get enough dietary calcium and vitamin D (that will probably require supplements). You can buy that herbal junk, but you're just enriching the snake oil salespeople. Also for skeletal health, get weight-bearing exercise, and don't smoke. Good luck! ...Read more
Douse a liver disorder like hep c inhibit the ability of the liver to process achohol? douse the liver process achohol slower
On ultrasound?: make sure you're at a healthy weight and drink just rarely (at least as long as you get the problem under control). a lot of it also depends on how your liver enzymes look - a lot of people can have fat in the liver without it necessarily being a problem. if it causes inflammation though, you gotta take some preventative steps. ...Read more
I have fatty infiltration of the liver substance the pancreas appers unremarkable and the liver gallb;adder and biliary appears normal.?
Many possible causes: "fatty liver" can be seen in many situations such as obesity, alcohol use, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, problems with high triglycerides. However, it can eventually lead to problem called nash and ultimately to cirrhosis of the liver if not treated. Treatment usually involves identifying the reason for the problem and treating accordingly. ...Read more
Splenectomy: can predispose you to future infections with encapsulated organisms and elevated platelet count that can lead to blood clots. Kidney biopsy if done by and interventional radiologist is generally very safe, if coagulation parameters are normal. Both answers are general answers and it may not apply to your specific situation, so ask your doctor for detailed answer. ...Read more
Unclear question: If you mean what should be the diet for a person with fatty liver, see the following. Stop taking alcohol entirely. It you are overweight, lose weight. Exercise 150 minute/week with increasing vigor. Drastically reduce your intake of saturated fats and sugars. If you have diabetes, take treatment for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, the splenic flexure touches the spleen. ...Read more
What does having bone marrow cells move to and enlarge the liver and spleen indicate in myelofibrosis? Does this change the prognosis?
Advanced stage: When bone marrow cells move to spleen/liver, it may mean bone marrow is failing & cannot make blood cells effectively. Therefore, the spleen & liver take over to do the job- then they get enlarged & blood count also drops & many patients may require transfusions. Patients may have fevers etc. Treatment is available for enlarged spleen & fevers. (jakafi).Younger patients may need transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pricey placebo: The stuff is a mix of magnesium sulphate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which may make you belch) and citric acid (for taste, i suppose). It won't touch your liver. It is a scam. Don't waste your money. If you are sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's required by law not to tell you outrageous untruths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer