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What does it mean for liver disease to be parenchymal?

What does it mean for liver disease to be parenchymal?

Ducts versus tissue: The biliary tree is a network of pipes running through the liver tissue. Liver disease can often be divided into those affecting the pipes versus those affecting the tissue (which is made up of liver cells). Diseases which primarily affect the liver cells (and not the pipes) are considered parenchymal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 is the technical definition of parenchymal liver disease?

What is the technical definition of parenchymal liver disease?

Disease of the liver: It is disease involving the liver cells. It is not different than just saying "liver disease.". ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver disease. I don't have Hep A,B,C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

My doctor told me I have chronic parenchymal liver  disease. I don't have Hep A,B,C. I drink alcohol in moderation. Is this reversible?

Liver disease: The answer you have been given so far is incomplete. The dr. is telling you that you have liver disease, but not what the cause of the liver disease is. Just because you do not have viral hepatitis does not mean that you do not have liver disease. I would stop drinking alcohol completely for now, until you have answers. You need further testing by a gastroenterologist to sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does end stage liver disease mean?

Not functioning: After a certain amount of damage, the liver is no longer able to "do its job". Our liver makes necessary proteins and also helps with factors needed in coagulation homeostasis. Plus it helps to metabolize certain medications and other substances. Examples of causes of liver damage are: from drinking too much, from hepatitis or for reasons unknown. Simple blood tests and scans may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have fatty tissue around my liver does that mean I have a liver disease?

I have fatty tissue around my liver does that mean I have a liver disease?

Fatty liver: It means your liver is strained and very well may be sick. Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis just like alcohol. It is very important to change diet and to lose weight. ...Read more

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If the liver can regenerate, does this mean I can get better on my own if I have liver disease?

If the liver can regenerate, does this mean I can get better on my own if I have liver disease?

Depends on cause: If the disease process is ongoing such as hepatitis, your liver may not be able to keep up. It is best to see a hepatologist to manage and supervise your recovery and treatment. ...Read more

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Radiologist told me that there is early commencement of liver disease after scanning of liver. What does that mean?

Radiologist told me that there is early commencement of liver disease after scanning of liver. What does that mean?

I am not sure: What he meant by that either. Ask your doctor who ordered the radiology study about the clinical implication of this abnormality. ...Read more

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What is all the ammonia levels and enzyme levels regarding liver disease mean?

Liver damage: The liver can be damaged from some medications, excess alcohol intake, hepatitis virus, cancer, etc. Blood tests can detect liver injury by measuring elevated liver enzymes in the blood or elevated ammonia level in the blood. Rising blood levels indicate ongoing liver inflammation or damage. ...Read more

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