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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Several weeks ago, I've discovered a black dotted straight very thin line underneath the nail (left thumb). Is it fungus, cancer, or liver disease?

Several weeks ago, I've discovered a black dotted straight very thin line underneath the nail (left thumb). Is it fungus, cancer, or liver disease?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining you. It is not likely to be fungus or liver disease. Cannot rule out melanoma. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases ? Note that , i took medicine called Isotretinoin

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I have a light yellow  color in my nail  what the reason of that  is it  kidney or liver diseases ? Note that , i took medicine called Isotretinoin

May not be related: Discolored nails can have a variety of reasons, ranging from dirt to nail fungus to loss of protein to psorasis. An isolated yellow nail is probably not from kidney or liver disease- typically these can cause whitish nails. ...Read more

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Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Liver disease : What type of liver disease? And how does the rash look like? Try to attach a picture of the rash. ...Read more

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Not long ago diagnosed with mild dupuytrens in right hand no pain no limitsmay be caused from liver disease from drinking?

Not long ago diagnosed with mild dupuytrens in right hand no pain no limitsmay be caused from liver disease from drinking?

Dupuytrens a genetic: disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP ...Read more

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What are some common liver diseases?

What are some common liver diseases?

Many: Its a long list we can break it down into certain categories 1: toxic (alcohol) 2: infectious ( hepatitis ) 3: immune mediated ( primary biliary cirrhosis) 4: cancers there's many more. ...Read more

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How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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How do you typically treat liver disease?

How do you typically treat liver disease?

What kind ?: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of liver disease?

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others. Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read more

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3 drinks a day will lead to liver disease?

No: Usually it takes more. But this is more than most folks drink, and you can be building a habit that could accelerate into something that can ruin your life and health. ...Read more

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How fast can the onset of liver disease be?

How fast can the onset of liver disease be?

Days: Some liver diseases can progress from normal to complete liver failure within hours to days. Anyone with liver failure signs or symptoms coming on rapidly should see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Which liver diseases are the most common in the us?

Depends: On type. Most commonly liver is injured by medications. Infectious wise, hepatitis. Toxic wise, alcohol. ...Read more

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Are there any liver diseases that are hard to diagnose?

Are there any liver diseases that are hard to diagnose?

Tests: Most liver disease can be suspected or diagnosed with the use of blood tests and imaging using ct scan and/or ultrasound. The exact diagnosis may require liver biopsies. In my experience liver disease is almost always diagnosed with the use of these modalities and with the skill of hepatologists. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Liver diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Liver diseases?

Liver diseases: Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased liver function/ damage . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about liver disease cissories of the liver?

Can you tell me about liver disease cissories of the liver?

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis means scarring of the liver which can be caused by various causes. One of the most common is heavy alcohol drinking and hepatitis. It is a long standing problems and irreversible unfortunately. It can cause serious bleeding from esophagus caused by enlarged veins, fluid accumulation in the belly , called ascites, that may require frequent drainage, decreased platelets, confusion. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Does alcohol cause liver disease?

Yes: Chronic or excessive alcohol use is a major cause of liver disease worldwide. ...Read more

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Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Can liver disease cause cholestasis?

Sure, but...: Liver disease comes in many varieties and manifestations: cholestasis (either intrahepatic or extrahepatic) with jaundice; infiltrative (like fatty liver, amyloidosis); fibrotic (trending toward cirrhosis); congestive (blood backs up into the liver); ischemic; shock injury; toxic (either metabolic or drug-related); hepatitis (infectious or otherwise, the liver cells are sick); familial; cancer... ...Read more

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Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Is my itching caused by liver disease?

Unlikely: While it is certainly true that people with jaundice have itching, itching alone is not commonly seen with simple liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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White Nails (Definition)

Leukonychia is associate with nails that are white or milk spots on the nails. The most common reason is injury to the ...Read more


Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more