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What Sort Of Disease Is Chronic Liver Disease
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
Immunodeficiency: The body's immune system is made of 3 kinds of cells: t-cells, b-cells and WBC (white blood cell). Wbcs roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick very often. ...Read more
Autoimmune: The immune system recognizes a protein usually a bacteria protein in your gut and your immune system does its job to clear that particular foreign protein. Unfortunately your gut is the innocent bystander in this process and sustains anywear from mild to severe damage and prevents it from absorbing nutrition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Celiac Disease: Celiac disease is an auto-immune IgA antibody problem where your own antibodies are attacking the enzymes that break down the products of gluten. It is not a food allergy! that is why mayo clinic labs check IgA levels before even running the other tissue specific tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflamed bile ducts: Cholangitis can be caused by bile duct inflammation from infections, blockage of ducts by stones, rarely by strictures ( benign or from cancer), it is also seen in patients with ulcerative colitis as primary sclerosing cholangitis. The treatment depends on the condition causing cholangitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stone in bile duct: It is a stone in the tube that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder into the small bowel. If a stone blocks the tube it can lead to infection, pain, itching , yellow skin color (jaundice ). Note that these same symptoms or signs can be caused by other issues with the biliary system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gallbladder Disease: Chronic cholecystitis is synonymous with biliary colic: it is transient obstruction of the gallbladder by gallstones causing (severe) right-upper abdominal pain. Acute cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder due to persistent obstruction, sometimes requiring urgent surgery for rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibromyalgia is one: Fibromyalgai is a chronic pain example. These people have chronic muscle aching, tender areas to touch, and many have poor sleep, deconditioning and psychological issues. Each type of chronic pain depends on the clinical symptoms, the clincial findings whcih is true for all medical conditions. Laboratory testing and imaging can help clarify but the phsyician evaluation - most important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hep A,B,C, CMV, EBV: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. In acute liver disease however, common complaints include: jaundice (yellow eyes, skin; dark urine, light stool), itching, liver enlargement & RUQ pain, ascites, fluid build-up, more. ...Read more
A general term: All diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, can be divided into acute (new) or chronic (on-going). A medical aphorism is "to treat acute problems acutely and chronic problems chronically". Think of the difference as a "sprint" vs a "marathon." urgent problems may require immediate attention, although not all acute cv disorders are serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Charcot-marie-tooth (cmt) comes in a few different types. They are genetic disorders that affect function of peripheral nerves and are known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathies (hsmn). They are slowly progressive diseases that often start in the 1st or 2nd decade and have progressive sensory and muscle function in the legs (starting at the feet) and progress upward, affecting arms too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Lung Disease: COPD is a disease of inflammation and/or destruction of the lung. Most often, it is from smoking cigarettes, but not always. There are two main components: chronic bronchitis, which is coughing up mucus every day; and emphysema, which is destruction of the lung tissue. Both conditions block air from completely exiting the lung causing symptoms. That said, it can be treated effectively. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hepatitis. Ongoing liver inflammation or scar from one of these is called chronic disease. The liver helps so many natural processes that people with liver damage have many troubles. Water retention, bleeding, food intolerance, low blood counts etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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