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Whats The Best Way To Repair Your 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
Not sure...: I'm not sure what you mean by a "weak liver". There are a plethora of liver disorders many of which can be progressive and lead to varying degrees of liver insufficiency or failure. Avoidance of liver toxins (eg. Alcohol, drugs) is usually the best advice as the liver has a remarkable ability to heal itself if given the opportunity. Good luck! ...Read more
Liver Health: The best way to get your liver to good health is first to not have any infections of the liver. Second would be to be well nourished and well hydrated. Second is complete avoidance of any product with tylenol or acetaminophen. And, finally absolute abstinence from alcohol. ...Read more
Healthy living: The liver has several functions, to support nutrition, to clean the blood and to make substances to support bodily function (proteins). It can be damaged by drugs and alcohol. The best thing you can do for your liver is to avoid being overweight, eat healthy, be active, minimal alcohol use, no illicit drug use. Check your liver function tests when you get your physical exam. ...Read more
Aerobic fitness: Your liver is your toughest organ and can withstand tremendous abuse, healing fully. Hoping you've avoided alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis, and "imported holistic pills" laced with liver poisons. The public is not yet aware that aerobic fitness (or lack thereof) has a tremendous impact on liver health; in fact, we're spoiling more liver nowadays to sedentary lifestyle than perhaps anything else. ...Read more
Sun Protection: Liver spots are not actually a result of liver function or disease, but are flat, brown-black spots on the skin in sun exposed areas of the body (hands, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and face). For cosmetic reasons, they may be lightened with topical skin-bleaching products or removed with lasers or liquid nitrogen. The best prevention is with sun avoidance and routine use of sunscreens. ...Read more
Not necessarily...: As we age fat deposits build up in our liver; best way to combat this is by being as 'low-fat' as possible; and your body will do the rest. (presuming all of your lab data is normal of course) some say the herb 'milk thistle' can help with detoxification of the liver; but there have been no studies I am aware of to prove this...Strictly an alternative solution. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way 2 thin your blood with out having to take any medication to mess up your liver?
Blood thinners : You are only 17 years old and there should be no reason for you to make your blood thin unless you or your family have history of having blood clots and in that situation you would require a blood thinner. ...Read more
I have had uncontrollable hick ups for the past 3 days! I have liver disease with that have anything to do with ? Also what is the best way 2 stop em?
While taking lopid, (gemfibrozil) what is the best way to reduce triglyceride levels without damaging the liver?
Does metformin regulate glucose made by liver? What's best way to treat diabetics, control liver glucose production or pancreatic insulin production?
Yes but there's more: One of metformin's actions is reducing liver glucose production. It also helps improve the body's use of insulin, aka Insulin sensitivity. This is key to long term health with diabetes. Eating smart, exercise, and keeping to a good weight also help. Metformin is our usual first choice & meds that increase pancreatic Insulin production are not , but you & your doc must pick what's best for you. ...Read more
What is the best way to cleanse the liver, kidney and intestines? Does the colon hydrotherapy really help to remove parasites and toxins from the intestines?
Too high expectation: There is nothing available to accomplish your expectations. Colon hydrotherapy is a superior enema.....people with rectal sexual drive enjoy it. Liver kidney cannot be cleansed.....rather they act as cleansers of the whole body. Parasites can not be cleared by enema....need to take medicine to kill and eliminate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has severe toenail fungus. What is the best way to get rid of it without taking strong meds that can harm liver?
Pulse Lamisil (terbinafine): Where you only take it for 7 days every 3 months has shown the same cure rate as taking it every day for 90 days. It's been shown to be much safer than originally thought and is the most effective treatment. Ask your doctor about pulse therapy lamisil (terbinafine). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ct shows slightly enlarged mediastinal node. What is best way to rule out malignancy. Stage 2B bc diagnosis 4/13. Calcifications on thyroid. Cysts on liver?
See Endo and Oncolog: You report calcifications in the thyroid. This should be evaluated by and endocrinologist. If small (micro) calcifications it is more concerning and given h/o breast cancer should be evaluated by your oncologist to make sure not a recurrence. Imaging can help and depending on site of lymph node biopsy might be possible for more definitive answer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nutrition & exercise: Best way to have best fit body, especially abdomen, is by eating right & exercising regularly. Eat lots of dark or brightly colored fruits & vegetables. Eat lean protein as allowed by religion & culture & personal preference. Lots of evidence says fiber is good for you, too, as found in fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes, etc. Don't forget healthy fats like olive oil & avocados. And exercise! ...Read more
Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abd ; thigh fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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