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Why do patients with liver disorders have clotting problems?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Clotting factors

The liver is very important for making clotting factors and if it is damaged, it's synthetic function is damaged as well, allowing the blood to not clot as well.

In brief: Clotting factors

The liver is very important for making clotting factors and if it is damaged, it's synthetic function is damaged as well, allowing the blood to not clot as well.
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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