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Doctor insights on: Types Cholestatic Liver Disease

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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I'm just wondering, if you have liver disease what type of hepatitis would you have?

Can't answer: There are many types of hepatitis, and hepatitis is just one type of liver disease. So if you have liver disease, you may or may not have hepatitis. ...Read more

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What type of itch is typically associated with liver disease? Is it a deep itch or more of an ants crawling on your skin itch? Thanks.

What type of itch is typically associated with liver disease? Is it a deep itch or more of an ants crawling on your skin itch? Thanks.

Pruritus/Cholestasis: The liver has hepatocytes that elaborate bile into cannaliculi. Bile passageways coalesce into the common bile duct. When liver disease is present, flow of bile is interrupted and itching presents because of the buildup of toxic bile substances. Studies show this pruritus or itching affects the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, but can be generalized as well. Varied intensity/duration. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

Which type of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

None: I have never heard of a liver disease, which gives the same symptoms as "shaken baby" syndrome. ...Read more

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Although unlikely, how can Accutane cause liver disease, and which types? Does monitoring one's liver profile keep one safe from developing these?

Although unlikely, how can Accutane cause liver disease, and which types? Does monitoring one's liver profile keep one safe from developing these?

Accutane: The metabolism of the drug by your liver cells can damage them. Monitoring their functioning will not stop the damage unless you stop taking the med once evidence of damage shows up!! ...Read more

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Not diabetic but all the symptoms. HBA1C & Fasting bc normal. I have fatty liver disease. Alt 91. Can constant worry cause these types of symptoms ?

Not diabetic but all the symptoms. HBA1C & Fasting bc normal. I have fatty liver disease. Alt 91. Can constant worry cause these types of symptoms ?

Worry: Worry always goes with concern! Please focus on the Headache and Migraine and have a Psychologist take care of you. Not only will you be better over time, you will pass this on to many family and friends. The control of your worry will be there - the less you worry the better you will be and, trust me, when you are under control yourself you will let all your friends know! ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bleeding and bruises?

Which type of genetic liver disease can cause abnormal bleeding and bruises?

Genetic liver : Liver cirrhosis from several causes can be associated with abnormalities in blood clotting and that can present with bleeding and bruising . No known genetic causes of liver disease as being passed from generation to generation . Some disease can be due unknown causes such as biliary sclerosis , biliary atresia , hemangioma of the liver, focal modular sclerosis, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. ...Read more

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Symptoms of liver disease?

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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Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver diseases include genetic problems such as Wilson's disease, infection, inflammation, and cancer. The liver carries out many functions in our body including metabolizing drugs and ...Read more