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Why Do Patients With Liver Disorders Have Clotting Problems
Liver stops making: The liver makes lots of proteins, including clotting factors. Liver disease (acute or chronic) that knocks out enough active liver cells causes less protein to be made in general, and clotting factors included.. In addition platelets (blood clotting cells) decrease in liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was told hepatitis liver enzymes would be in the 1000's and most other serious liver disorders are in the 100's. What are normal levels?
Why do you ask?: Transaminases (sgot/ast, sgpt/alt) are usually below 40. In acute alcoholic or viral hepatitis, levels may be as low as the 400's with the person obviously sick. However, we draw them to look for smoldering, subtle disease (wilson's, chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, drug sensitivity, autoimmunity, nafl) and if your physician wants to work you up, it's your choice -- if missed, they can kill you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 57+ F what all blood tests are good enough to rule out early/mid stage kidney & liver disorders ?
Basic stuff: Physical exam's good? If your BUN / blood urea nitrogen and creatinine are at or near reference range, urinalysis with sediment exam is normal or only has trace protein, and you can concentrate your urine to 1.020 SG, your kidneys are working okay. Liver disease is screened for using the SGOT/AST, SGPT/ALT, and bilirubin; tests of actual liver function are seldom done as these are good screens. ...Read more
Function: One of the livers primary functions is to produce factors in the blood that promote blood clotting. When the liver starts to fail it can't make these factors which leads to people developing problems with clotting appropriately. ...Read more
Clotting factors: Most of the clotting factors are made or processed in the liver, and work together with proteins in the blood and with platelets. Therefore, if you have liver disease, these factors are not produced in sufficient quantity or quality to work correctly. Vitamin k is metabolized in the liver and is used in clotting. ...Read more
I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without liver problem?
Consult dermatologst: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist as you are only 17 years old and there is a scalp problem and you may need local treatment which is safe even with hep b.Probably seborrhic dermattits or others. ...Read more
Prunes...: ...Or cherries. Hard to go wrong with them, and when taken in the right quantity, will keep things moving (just may take a little adjustment to figure out what that "dose" is). ...Read more
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