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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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Why does my right side hurt when I bend my body , its not my hip that hurt but somewhere under the liver.

Why does my right side hurt when I bend my body , its not my hip that hurt but somewhere under the liver.

Muscular pain: It could be musculoskeletal pain but the best way to determine this is with a good physical exam. If it is worse after eating fatty foods it could be a gallstone. So many things need to be answered to accurately diagnose this pain. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

Where in your body is your liver if 65 yr old male drinker?

See below : Under your left ribs. However if you have liver disease, it could extend below your belly button. ...Read more

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How low does the liver go on the right side?

How low does the liver go on the right side?

Liver size: Liver size depend on gender, body type, age. Liver span ranges from 7 cm to 12cm. Weight 1200grams-1500 grams. Your doctor can determine size by percussion(tapping technique) and palpation. It is located under right lower ribcage. If you able to palates chances it is enlarged. ...Read more

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