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What exactly is lily-liver?

What exactly is lily-liver?

Coward: Being lily livered a colloquial expresion for being coward, "lacking blood in the liver". ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 does the liver do exactly?

What does the liver do exactly?

Detoxifies: The simplistic answer is that it detoxifies blood that is returning to the heart & lungs. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when the liver is inflamed?

What exactly happens when the liver is inflamed?

Many things: Weak eye muscles, causing crossed, misaligned or "lazy eyes" can be caused by many things-most are unknown; however, they can occur in people who are very nearsighted, or farsighted without proper glasses, with certain brain tumors, diabetes, and after injury and after certain types of eye surgery (scleral buckle repair of retinal detachments). ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what occurs when the liver is inflamed?

How do I know exactly what occurs when the liver is inflamed?

Inflammation. ..: Is caused by the infiltration of white blood cells into the liver. If there is an infection or injury, then the cells become "activated" to kill the bad cells. The which cells sent out chemicals which can injure the liver cells further and call in more white cells. If this goes on long enough, then scarring (fibrosis) can develop. ...Read more

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How can I examine my liver manually? Where exactly can I press?

How can I examine my liver manually? Where exactly can I press?

Not reliably: The liver is a difficult organ to feel, simply because it lives under the rib cage on the right side. This protects the liver from physical damage. Thus, the physician can only reliably feel the liver if it is enlarged and then only under the rib cage border. A more reliable test is the liver ultrasound or other imaging, such as CT scan or MRI. Blood tests are also useful to assess liver health ...Read more

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What exactly are liver cysts?

What exactly are liver cysts?

Benign findings: Liver cysts are just small empty pockets in the liver. They are common and not usually indicative of any disease or problem. ...Read more

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What exactly are liver lesions?

What exactly are liver lesions?

Masses: Liver lesion is another way to describe a mass in the liver. There are many different types of masses and they can be benign or malignant. Cyst can sometimes be referred to as lesions. Most of the time a mix of differnent types of x-ray tests and possibly a biopsy can figure out what it is. ...Read more

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What exactly does diffuse fatty liver change mean?

What exactly does diffuse fatty liver change mean?

Excess LiverCell Fat: All food absorbed from intestines goes to liver first. Normally liver produces >50% of body supply glucose+ketones (from fat) for fuel, esp. For Brain. When carb/sugar intake (esp. Etoh: from sugar) ingested, liver conversion ↓es & stops. Some carb is stored as glycogen, a little burned & rest converted to fat & exported, With chronic ingestion, fat ↑es in liver cells: thus fatty liver & Diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is chirrosis of the liver and what causes it?

Can you please tell me what exactly is chirrosis of the liver and what causes it?

Scarring: Cirrhosis of the liver is the result of damage to the organ from alcohol, hepatitis, chemical injury, obesity. The end result is scarring and loss of function and abnormalities in blood flow. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What exactly is liver cancer?

What exactly is liver cancer?

Tumor mass: Liver involved with different malignancies. A liver cancer should be related to cancer arising in liver cells and not cells that have spread to the liver from different forms of cancer. A primary liver tumor can arise from hepatitis B and C with induction thru a cirrhotic process. Other causes are from blood vessel lesions, and various primary sarcomas as well as tumors arising in bile duct ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if your liver enzymes are elevated?

Liver damage: It means your liver cells are being damaged. That can be duse to viruses, precription meds, alcohol and some other causes. ...Read more

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What exactly does having elevated bilirubin in the liver mean?

See below: Elevated bilirubin may be due to excess destruction of red cells, liver inflammation, and/or blockage to the flow of bile. See this site for more information.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/jaundice/pages/causes. Aspx. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my liver enzymes are elevated and how could it affect my health?

Indication of liver: Liver diseases like hepatitis cause liver enzymes to go up. So you and your doctor need to find out the cause of this hepatitis. It can be a vius infection (hep-b or hep-c) or alcohol related liver injury. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the doctor says the liver is in critical stage?

What exactly does it mean when the doctor says the liver is in critical stage?

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis or end stage liver disease (esld) means that the liver function is sub optimal, leadind to serious complications. If it gets de compensated, then the final option will be to get a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Can you tell me exactly when is it time to seek immediate help for liver hemangioma?

Why wait?: There's no time like the present! I would start with a gastroenterologist at one of the major academic medical centers in your city. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

Early liver damage: A "fatty liver" is the first step in damage to the liver and it can happen from many causes. Some progress and some go away. Ask your doctor for a referral to dr. Antonio quiros at musc in charleston, sc. He is a children's liver expert who came to charleston last summer. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean in a person with liver cancer when the pain pills pass through them whole?

Pills: Some types of medications, especially some narcotics, are a formation that allows for slowr release over a longer time period. Some of the pills will leave the body looking like a full tablet, but the medication has already released itself from small cavities within the structure of the tablet. Never try to crush or break up these types of tablets. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when the doctor says your liver enzymes elevated?

Possible damage: Liver enzymes are found in the blood. When they go up, it generally means that there is some sort of stress or damage to the liver. It may be trivial or serious. There is a very wide range of enzyme levels between "normal" and "worrisome". The important thing is to follow the enzyme levels to see if they go higher or go back down. Talk to your doctor since there are many possible causes. ...Read more

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Why can't you take Biaxin and Xanax (alprazolam) together and what exactly does it do to cause the interaction? Liver enzymes?

Why can't you take Biaxin and Xanax (alprazolam) together and what exactly does it do to cause the interaction? Liver enzymes?

Biaxin/Xanax: Macrolide Antibiotics may increase the serum concentration of Alprazolam (Xanax). Benzodiazepines dependend on CYP3A metabolism. CYP3A is one of the most important cytochrome P450 isoforms responsible for drug metabolism by humans because it is the major such enzyme in critical tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and liver, and it is involved in the biotransformation of numerous medicines ...Read more

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I was just recently told that my mother is in her final stages of liver failure. I'm trying to get a better understanding of what this exactly means.

Serious: I am sorry to hear that. Depending on the reason of the liver failure some treatments are available. For advanced liver failure, where there is little or no liver function, liver transplantation is the option. The options that are available for your mother should be discussed with her physicians. ...Read more

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Bilirubin increasing with liver metastses. No bile duct blockage. All Other liver tests are normal. What am this exactly mean?

Bilirubin increasing with liver metastses. No bile duct blockage. All Other liver tests are normal. What am this exactly mean?

Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. Unbound.) But liver mets may produce blockage of small ducts and elevate bili w/o blocking main ducts. ...Read more

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How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

Gut inflammation: The gluten ramps up the immune system in the gut which actually creates conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients. Systemic symptoms would be due to nutrient malabsorption and include weak bones and anemia. Effects on the liver and heart would be rare. ...Read more

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Bilateral pleural effusions and some ascites that was not there previously following a percutaneous liver bx. What exactly would be the cause?

Bilateral pleural effusions and some ascites that was not there previously following a percutaneous liver bx. What exactly would be the cause?

Some malignancy: Not many lesions of the thoracic cage such as lung produce bilateral pleural effusion, some ascites and a metastatic focus in the liver. The most common abdominal lesion to behave in this fashion is ovarian Ca with metastasis. If you are not aware of a primary, liver bx and PET/CAT should resolve the issue so that proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

CT Scan found a "spot" on "fatty liver", what exactly does the term "non benign" mean?

Not good: Please consult this site for an explanation of the term, "Benign".
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002236.htm

Opposite of benign is malignant. ...Read more

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Are yellow spots on both eyes in exactly the same place normal? Gallbladder removed and liver issues are ruled out.

Pinguecula: Pingueculas are yellow, slightly raised areas next the the colored part of the eye. They are caused by sun exposure and are completely harmless. ...Read more

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My mother now suffering from hep c. her doc said her liver now in worst condition. She also had green stool these past three days. Wht exactly caused?

My mother now suffering from hep c. her doc said her liver now in worst condition. She also had green stool these past three days. Wht exactly caused?

Manage it: There's no figuring out the explanations for most green stools, but I'm concerned about your mom and hope that her hep c can be managed. There's new protocols that seem to cure a large majority of hep c sufferers and my hope is that she can be treated effectively despite our dysfunctional health care system. ...Read more