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What Kind Of Vitamins Can Damage The Liver
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
Healthy lifestyle: Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, avoiding excessive calories, fats, and alcohol, and maintaining normal weight are all factors that promote and maintain health and therefore promote a healthy liver. I don't think that there's a "fix" for chronic liver disease. ...Read more
Many choices: Liver health is extremely important for many bodily processes, including detoxification. Nutrients found in foods like garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley, beets and lemons are known to help with detoxification. Water is always a good idea. For those with liver enzyme elevations, the herb milk thistle has been studied and shown to be helpful in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin E: The only study done for vitamins and fatty liver also compare vitamin E with Actos (pioglitazone) ( a diabetes medication) demostrated vitamin E decresed the inflamation of fatty liver. Now, you should take a combination of vitamin E called tocopherols the most important is gamma tocopherol. ...Read more
I realize this is vague but I'm on prescribed vitamin D supplements (50,000 units 1x a week) and this is my second week taking them. So far it seems the day I take them I feel kind of tingly on my right side (around my liver). Any thoughts?
If I have an inflamed liver because of hepatitis C are there vitamins or some kind if medicine that can reduce the swelling? Its so uncomfortable
Painful hepatomegaly: When the liver inflames, it distends the covering of the liver called the capsule this capsule is invested with nerves that transmit pain when stretched by the enclosed but enlarging liver. Hepatomegaly (big liver) can reflect congestive, infiltrative, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes, to name a few. Eradicating your underlying hepatitis c is key. Liver detoxes, etc. Are a waste of time and $. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umean healthy eating: I'M ALL FOR IT IF by "cleanse" you mean adopting a healthy lifestyle with routine exercise, cutting out tobacco, reducing alcohol & sugary drinks, minimizing highly processed foods & fats, & adding in lean proteins, whole fruits, vegetables, & nuts. DON'T DO IT IF instead you mean taking some fad diet, enema, colonic, or purgative to lose weight or supposedly rid your body of unspecified "toxins." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: Here are a few supplements that optomize liver function: n-acetyl cysteine is found in most emergency rooms and is given for tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose (tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetaminophen) is very toxic to liver) milk thistle (aka silymarin) and Alpha lipoic acid are also very good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liver health: Milk thistle is helpful as is black cohosh. Please discuss use of herbals with your physician before hand. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect >>. ...Read more
Generally yes: Taking a multivitamin in a patient with liver disease is generally safe, if the dose does not exceed the daily recommended allowance (dwa) and should not routinely contain iron, which can be elevated in some patients with liver disease. In addition, vit. A should not be taken in doses over the dwa. Patients with cirrhosis often have deficiencies in vit. D, zinc and magnesium. Ask ur hepatologist. ...Read more
No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more
Vitamin A: So don't eat that polar bear liver raw (it contains mega-doses of vitamin a)! vitamin a doses greater than 100, 000 iu / day are well known to cause liver damage, and even 25, 000 iu at a time can be dangerous. Beyond that iron can damage the diseased liver (hap c, cirrhosis), and herbal supplements can sometimes contain liver toxins. And you thought valerian was good for you! ...Read more
High b12 for many years until last test level was in middle, does this mean my liver is doing better?All fasting morning tests and same b12 vitamin
We ingest most of: our B 12 from meat, especially red meat. Are you presently eating less meat? That would account for it. If your B 12 was high, I don't understand why you were taking this supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Milk thistle: Milk thistle has shown some cleansing effects. ...Read more
Rarely any probelm: Vitamin A and its related Retinoids are commonly used for treatment of severe acne. These drugs are fairly safe other than their bad effects on the pregnancy so you have to be on Oral contraceptives or practice adequate birth control. Liver is rarely affected significantly. ...Read more
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