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Why Are Anal Hemorrhoids Associated With Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Cirrhosis & hemorrhoids with bright red blood in stool can this just be swollen bleeding hemorrhoids or something more serious, help?
Every time a patient: With cirrhosis and ascites who develop GI bleeding, the patient should be evaluated by his gastroenterologist asap. If you have any neurological symptoms like lethargy, dizziness, confusion, headache, tremors, rapid heart beating, near fainting, sweating please go to an emergency room asap. Also if the bleeding is profuse. ...Read more
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
With end stage alcoholic cirrhosis & severe ascites, jaundice, low O2 & severe hemrroids how long approximately does my mom have?
No "home remedies": There is no "home remedies" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and signs/symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more
Scarring of the live: Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage that can result from many causes, including alcohol, drugs, hepatitis b & c, and obesity, associated with metabolic syndrome. Mild to moderate changes in liver pathology such as 'fatty liver' can usually be reversed. Cirrhosis is a permanent condition that requires medical management including monitoring, careful selection and dosing of medications. ...Read more
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that should explain it fairly well. ...Read more
Very: Very dangerous, and potentially life threatening. However some people can live a normal life, as long as cirrhosis is "compensated" or early cirrhosis ...Read more
No: Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver. This develops over many years, so a cold doesn't cause cirrhosis. Sometime, having a cold when you have cirrhosis, can make you very sick since your immune system might have a very difficult time fighting off the cold. If you have fevers or chills and have known cirrhosis, you need to have this brought to the attention of your physician. ...Read more
ESLD manifestations: No system of the body is spared in the syndrome of cirrhosis with end-stage liver disease (esld). Will see general deterioration, endocrine problems, cardiovascular, GI (diarrhea, gastropathy) pancreatic-biliary, neurologic, hematologic (coagulopathy ; bone marrow abnormalities), lung (hepatopulmonary), kidney (hepatorenal), lymphatic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, ;higher risks of cancer. ...Read more
Four (4): Cirrhosis is typically staged from 1 to 4. End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a clinical prognostic score to monitor severity (such as the meld or childs-pugh scores). ...Read more
Need more info: Stage 3 = bridging fibrosis (scarring of the liver) which is the stage before cirrhosis = stage 4, so stage 3 is not cirrhosis, however you could have had complications like fluid build up (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), vomiting blood (esophageal varices) that might make your "stage 3" an underestimate (meaning you might be close to stage 4). Discuss with your liver doctor! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if you drink a lot on weekends. "binge drinkers" can get cirrhosis. ...Read more
No: Avoid. There is no such way to cleanse the liver. These products are not proven and unregulated. You put yourself at risk by using ...Read more
Most aren't!: There are a number of causes of cirrhosis including: too much fat in the liver (a.K.A. Nash), viruses that were not necessarily contracted by using drugs (hepatitis b/c, others), metabolic diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's disease, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), autoimmune processes (autoimmune hepatitis, pbc, psc) and medications. ...Read more
What happens if a pt has laennec's cirrhosis of the liver which assessment finding would concern you the most?
Depends: Most cirrhosis in the world is caused by either hepatitis b or hepatitis c, and both of these viral diseases can be treated with antiviral agents. In addition, blockage of the main vein to the liver is serious, and can be treated with drugs and/or surgery. Other kinds of cirrhosis (primary biliary, autoimmune) can also be treated. In severe cases, liver transplant. Alcohol must be avoided always! ...Read more
Related: Cirrhosis of liver doesn't cause an umbilical hernia but accumulation of fluid in the abdomen known as ascites due to cirrhosis can place enough pressure on the area of umbilicus where umbilical cord came through in infancy to open up the tissue canal enough that hernia results. Drainage of the ascites fluid can occur sometimes. Best treatment is treat the ascites as surgical repair indicated. ...Read more
Yes: Some anti-epileptic medications can be toxic to liver and over time can cause liver damage and cirrhosis. This is one of the reasons why physicians obtain bloodwork to monitor drug effects. Some anti-epleptic drugs are more hepatotoxic than others. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine): There is a "caution" warning for this medication with any liver impairment. Discuss this with your liver specialist. ...Read more
Often normal: This is a very common point of confusion. Ast/alt reflect recent liver cell injury. A person who has ruined his liver with alcohol but is now sober may have normal ast/alt or perhaps even always did. In fact, apart from serum bilirubin and Albumin & some obscure tests, it's hard to know how the liver is actually working -- perhaps "how to you feel? " is still best? ...Read more
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