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Dr. John Landi
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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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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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Is cirrhosis of the liver cancer?

Is cirrhosis of the liver cancer?

No, but raises risk: Cirrhosis describes the scarring that occurs when the liver has been damaged by hepatitis or alcohol use. Cirrhosis is not cancer, but it is a strong risk factor for the development of liver cancer. In fact, any person with cirrhosis should undergo regular screening to detect the development of cancer. Guidelines recommend a liver ultrasound every 6 months in patients with cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the sign of impending death from end stage cirrhosis of the liver?

Similar to signs: Seen in other deaths- shortness breadth, hepatic coma (jaundice ; swelling(ascites). ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

Do all hepatitis b patients die of chirosis of the liver or cancer of the liver ?

No: Most people do not develop these complications. In fact, these complications are extremely rare in people who are adequately evaluated and treated at an early stage. We see cirrhosis and liver cancer in people who are usually unaware that have hepatitis b until it is advanced and causes symptoms. This can take decades to occur and may never occur in most people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: Stage 4 is a histological (microscopic) term that denotes the presence of established cirrhosis in the liver. Cirrhosis itself may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms of liver failure, such as jaundice, ascites, bleeding or encephalopathy, among others. ...Read more

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What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking? ...Read more

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Is cirrhosis of the liver considered the worst way to die?

Is cirrhosis of the liver considered the worst way to die?

Not the worst: If you've ever watched "the tudors" or "braveheart, " you'll see that there are worse ways to die. Cirrhosis is no picnic though, especially when complicated by ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and esophageal varices (which can cause massive GI bleeding), hepatic encephalopathy is less unpleasant, as it causes progressive somnolence and eventual coma. ...Read more

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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Advanced: It means the liver is all scarred down. Stage 4 is the same as having cirrhosis. It is irreversible. If whatever is damaging the liver is not controlled, it can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Usually asymptotic at first but as synthetic dysfunction occur patients may notice jaundice, swelling of belly or legs, confusion, bruising, throwing up blood. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the life expectancy of someone in the late stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends on liver #'s: You can get average survival or mortality data from tools used initially for determining surgical candidates or risk. Search online for childs-pugh calculator and prognosis (fluid in the belly is called ascites) (and compare with meld calculator and prognosis). You will need to talk to your doctor about individualizing data from these calculations to see if they even apply to your situation. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for advanced cirrhosis of the liver be?

It depends: There are a lot of factors involved. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, your doctor may be able to give you an estimate, but it is only that and depends on how advanced, what treatments are possible and how the person's body responds to them. It can be upwards of a year in some cases (without transplant or other treatment), or so critical that it can be weeks to months. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

This depends: as Patients with compensated cirrhosis may have no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms develop they have what is called decompensated cirrhosis and can develop abdominal distention from development of abdominal ascites, lower extremity edema, yellowing of the yes, gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices, confusion or coma, muscle mass loss, infections etc. ...Read more

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Can liver transplant is possible in the fourth stage of liver cancer?

Can liver transplant is possible in the fourth stage of liver cancer?

May be: Depends on type of cancer, location, size and number of lesions. If stage 4 is from another site ( like colon cancer) then transplant is not an option. U need to discuss with ur oncologist. ...Read more

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Liver Dysfunction (Definition)

Liver dysfunction is a clinical finding in which the liver is temporarily or permanently damaged resulting in a loss of ability to perform normal functions such as filter toxins from the blood and aid in digestion ...Read more