How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Yes. Some with liver disease and cirrhosis develop pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. If your liver disease is related to alcoholism that will also lead to heart dilation and failure by itself.
Pressure. The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart.

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Does Zoloft have bad side affects long term? Like kidney, heart, liver disease?

Few side effects. Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidpressant SSRI that rarely can lead to inflammation of the liver or other allergic reactions. Main side effect occurs with sudden withdrawal (reduce dosage gradually) or the so-called "serotonin syndrome" if taken with other drugs that increase the likelihood of this side effect. Read more...

My mum has end stage liver disease and isn't a candidate for transplant due to diabetes heart failure and COPD how long has she got to live?

End stage Liver fail. Unfortunately there is no absolute answer. It depends upon person to person and number of comorbidities and degree of comorbidities. In some people it is less than six months. In another people it could be more prolonged. Read more...
Liver failure. It will depend which one of her medical conditions is the dominant one. If liver, the survival rate for end stage liver disease is 50% within the first 12 months of diagnosis and 10% at 24 months. Read more...

Can heart disease/liver disease occur on some1who eats fair lot of junk/sugar foods but it's around 9 pounds underweight? I Eat lots of veg n fruit 2

Yes. Heart and liver disease can occur in someone who eats lots of junk foods, but it is more complicated than just what you eat. It depends upon other risk factors such as cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, hypertension and family history. It is always better to avoid the junk and high sugar foods. If you do this when you are young it will be much better for you when you get older. Read more...
Diseases. Have both genetic and environmental causes. It is not as simple as most people think. However reducing risk by eating healthy, no smoking or drugs,reducing stress and exercise will always be beneficial. Read more...

Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?

Impossible. There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. Read more...

What happens when we don't use condom and I have a chronic liver disease?

Risky. Not using a condom is risk business, it puts you a risk for a number of sexually transmitted diseases. As far as chronic liver disease hepatitis c can be transmitted in that way and puts others at risk of chronic liver failure which is not a nice thing to have. Not to mention the risk of hiv, herpes which are treatable but not curable. Read more...

Chronic liver disease and hydro codons is this a good combination?

Its the Tylenol (acetaminophen) Most hydrocodone products are paired with tylenol (acetaminophen) and this is toxic to your liver in large amounts. Having said that, a sick liver may not process the narcotic as well as a healthy liver which may cause dosing problems. Speak with your doctor and if your liver fxn is worsening try pain meds without the tylenol component or other interventions for the pain. Read more...

How do I know if I have chronic liver disease and cirrhosis?

Tests. Blood tests like hepatic profile are helpful, but imaging tests and biopsy may be necessary to determine the stage of cirrhosis. Read more...
Are you sick? Cirrhosis (liver scarring) and chronic liver disease may exist, even if the underlying disease (like alcohol use) is over. In this case, the presence of old disease is less important than the risk of progressive disease. Liver tests, viral counts, bipsies etc all help evaluate this risk. Test of current liver function (like Albumin and bleeding) are important to gauge current function. Read more...