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Nonalcoholic Fatty liver Disease - Hi I''m new to this group... I''m a 38 year old wife and of 2 kids?

A: 11 Jul 2011 Hi, sorry to hear about your health. I''m glad things are starting to improve. Check out the following website about non alcoholic fatty liver disease associated with breast cancer; http://www.asco.org/ascov2/Meetings/Abstracts There are lots of other good sites explaining the link between the 2. When your weight is back to ''normal'' you will be able to afford the odd indulgence but you will still need to be careful. Don''t go all out, otherwise you will likely feel poorly afterwards. Mexican should be OK maybe once a month but go for the rice and chicken and similar items, rather than nacho''s with heavy sauces and cheese. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport hope3111 Jul 2011 Quick questions & answers for you: Did you go to a

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What Is a Diet for liver Disease?

A: A diet for liver disease is an eating plan designed to help the liver work more effectively and with less effort. Everything a person eats is processed through the liver, so a proper diet is an important consideration for people with liver disease. The best foods to eat are foods that are rich in vitamin B, C, and E, and are high in antioxidants. The other important nutrients are complex carbohydrates and omega 3s. liver disease is a broad term that encompasses many diseases affecting the liver. In addition to processing food, the liver is responsible for storing vitamins and minerals, and...


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What Are the Different Types of liver Disease?

A: liver disease is varied and there are many conditions that affect this vital organ, including cirrhosis, alcoholic fatty liver, and hepatitis. Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a type of inflammatory liver disease affecting the bile ducts. Hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of liver cancer that is among the most serious of liver diseases.. Hepatitis of the liver comes in different forms and is contracted in various ways. Hepatitis A, B, C, and D are the classifications of this disease. The hepatitis A virus may cause symptoms of fatigue, jaundiced skin, and mild fever. This is generally the mildest form and requires...


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What Is Chronic liver Disease?

A: Chronic liver disease is a type of liver disease that involves progressive damage to the liver, leading to reduced liver function. There are a number of different potential causes of liver disease and symptoms that may be experienced. While there is no cure, the condition can be managed by making lifestyle changes and monitoring for complications.. The most common cause of chronic liver disease is long term abuse of alcohol. Long term Hepatitis C infection is the second most common cause. Chronic liver disease can also be caused by some medications, chemical exposure, diabetes, Hepatitis B, problems with the blood...


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What Is Polycystic liver Disease?

A: Polycystic liver disease (PLD) causes the growth of a large number of cysts within the tissue of the liver. This inherited condition may only affect the liver, but in some cases those afflicted with PLD may also have cysts that grow in both the liver and the kidneys. PLD does not always affect the function of the liver, but in cases where it does the results can be disastrous.. During the progression os polycystic liver disease, the liver may become filled with many cysts; ultimately, these growths harden the normally soft liver tissue. The liver also enlarges and puts...


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Does liver Disease Cause Cramps?

A: Theoretically liver disease could cause cramps. Many times cramps are caused by abnormalities in electrolytes in your blood such as calcium, magnesium, or potassium. As the liver plays an important role in synthesizing various substances required for the body, advanced liver disease could lead to electrolyte abnormalities and thus cramps. liver disease typically causes abdominal pain, nausea, lack of interest in eating particularly of fatty foods, an increase in thirst and sweet tasting drinks. Chronic liver disease can cause muscle cramping. There is some evidence that using zinc sulfate supplements may reduce the cramping. If diuretics are used in the patient this...


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My mom has liver disease and is in a nursing home. She is always sleepy and out of it. She is also taking 0.5 MG of Ativan. She also has high ammonia level in the blood. What is causing this? Kindly help.

A: One of the most important organs in the body, the liver produces bile which is needed for digestion of food. It also plays a vital role in the excretion of waste materials and toxic substances from the body and is responsible for producing cholesterol and proteins which help in repairing damaged tissues and building tissues. The storehouse of energy in the body, it has the unique capacity of regenerating itself and thus any kind of liver damage or liver disease can bring the body to a crisis situation. liver disease is most often caused by excessive and abusive consumption of alcohol. It can also be caused by prolonged consumption of quinine, chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis,...
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What are the causes of liver disease?

A: The sauce Drinking excessive alcohol is a big cause, as is drugs. Then any type of action that causes you to have Hepatitis. This can be from gettting blood from a contaminated person in you (via a cut, using dirty needles, or having sex with a hepatitis carrier) This accounts for hepatitis B and C. However, hepatitis A can be caught from travelling for example to Asia or egypt....ask your doctor for more info on this. Other causes include Biliary obstruction, side effects of prescribed drugs, iron overload, and auto-immune disorder, or it could be a congenital disorder, ie malfomation of the liver that is genetic. beer beer and more beer Usually drinking, however we have a friend who got his from not drinking, or foods he ate but it happens because of his...


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Does liver Disease Cause Cramps?

A: Theoretically liver disease could cause cramps. Many times cramps are caused by abnormalities in electrolytes in your blood such as calcium, magnesium, or potassium. As the liver plays an important role in synthesizing various substances required for the body, advanced liver disease could lead to electrolyte abnormalities and thus cramps. liver disease typically causes abdominal pain, nausea, lack of interest in eating particularly of fatty foods, an increase in thirst and sweet tasting drinks. Chronic liver disease can cause muscle cramping. There is some evidence that using zinc sulfate supplements may reduce the cramping. If diuretics are used in the patient this...


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How Common Is liver Disease In Dogs?

A: liver disease is quite common in dogs, especially in older dogs, and is often caused by the many toxins and medications to which dogs are exposed in day-to-day life. Canine liver disease is fairly common in older dogs. The causes are varied and many. Some symptoms are weight loss, decreased appetite, pale gums and sometimes a distended abdomen. Some causes are a genetic tendancy, poiisoning, and poor diet. liver disease happens for different reasons - genetics, health, or other contributing health problems. Your vet would be able to help you determine if your dog is at risk. liver disease is fairly common in older dogs. The liver is a significant organ with many...


 
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