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Where Are Your Kidneys And Liver Located
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
Visceral pain: Everyone experiences pain, differently. Traditionally, visceral pain is of a different nature. It would be more severe than the “pain” you feel when your bladder is so full and you are unable to avoid. The closest description would be the pain of a kidney stone being passed. The nature is traditionally described as “colicky” and/or crampy in nature…. ...Read more
Wrong question: You are asking the wrong question. Here us the right question: "Does Orlistat work"? The answer to that is no. It does not work. It will not lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more
Don't abuse them:
If you're healthy to start with: well balanced diet, avoid unnecessary drugs (as medicine or for fun), watch alcohol intake; careful with sexual activity/partners- use a condom. Get vaccinated for hepatitis a and b if risk factors- travel to endemic area, sex exposure, especially if multiple partners.
If already have some issue with liver or kidney, talk to md about your specifics. ...Read more
You might not:
Chronic liver or kidney disease is often asymptomatic until it approaches end stage (near death). You could have swelling of feet, turn yellow, have itching, tiredness, low energy level, short of breath.
Risk factors include family history, viral hepatitis infection, diabetes, hypertension, ; liver and kidney function is easily and cheaply tested. ...Read more
Cysts in either of these organs tend to persist,
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Often not...: Oftentimes, what we feel does not specifically pertain to the organ beneath. To unveil the myth behind symptoms needs more info on the specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of symptoms + physical exam + testing as needed. How? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you can work closer / better with doc so to deduce best possible diagnosis for reasonable care. ...Read more
Death if no function: The kidneys and liver are essential to survival. A person cannot live if these organs have no function. For kidney failure, the patient can go on dialysis and may live for many years. For complete liver failure, the only therapy is a liver transplant. However, the wait time for a liver transplant can be months or years, so the patient must have some residual function to stay alive until transplant. ...Read more
Survival depends: Survival from any disease is difficult to predict. Important factors include the disease, patient age, baseline health status, and quality of medical care. Some patients can live for many years with liver and kidney disease. However, chronic liver disease (cirrhosis) is terminal and will lead to death. Use internet to calculate meld score - the closer you get to score 40, the higher risk of death. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more