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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Vitamins Can Damage The Liver

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

What are the different kind of foods and vitamins that are good for your liver?

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

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What are the different kind of food or sources of vitamins that are good for your liver?

What are the different kind of food or sources of vitamins that are good for your liver?

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 more

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What kind of vitamins can help detox the liver?

What kind of vitamins can help detox the liver?

N-Acetyl Cysteine: N- acetyl cysteine can help clean the liver. Need to stop this medication slowly otherwise can cause extreme fatigue. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

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

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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

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 more

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Can vitamins cleanse the liver?

Can vitamins cleanse the liver?

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 more

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Does taking vitamins tax your liver?

If you take doses: That are several fold higher than those recommended - then yes. Otherwise no. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamins for the liver?

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 more

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What are the best foods/vitamins for your liver?

What are the best foods/vitamins  for your liver?

Cilantro: Cilantro, parsley and other greens are terrific for liver cleansing and support. Garlic, beets, lemon juice and unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil are also helpful. ...Read more

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Which vitamin level can be related to liver damage?

Which vitamin level can be related to liver damage?

Vitamin A: is something we can OD on and can be toxic to the liver. A lot of vitamin A is found in cod liver oil. Use Marine Fish Oil instead. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

Please suggest what foods/vitamins are the best to heal the liver?

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

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Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

Is taking vitamin pills with liver disease generally considered safe?

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

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Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

Is there a good vitamin, herb, or natural food for detoxing your liver?

No: The liver itself is a detoxing organ. No specific foods or vitamins are needed. ...Read more

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Which vitamin taken in large doses , what drugs are associated with liver injury?

Which vitamin taken in large doses , what drugs are associated with liver injury?

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

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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

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

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Hi, for acné I was told to have a treatment with A vitamin, is it bad for the liver?

Hi, for acné I was told to have a treatment with A vitamin, is it bad for the liver?

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