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Frequently Asked Questions
So the Doc sent me some results from my physical/pap and it said I have an inflamed liver. What could cause this and what could this cause? I really don't want to go back...
Dude, I don't have Hep. My blood was fine, high cholesterol but otherwise...
Could be any number of things and I won't speculate. Go back to your doctor and find the cause. The liver is one organ that repairs itself. You have a higher chance of healing once the cause is isolated.
Ignoring it could kill you.
Oh, and until you learn more, NO ALCOHOL or fried foods.
What conditions cause inflamed liver and high blood pressure in a 22 year old man?
My friend is 22 years old, and hasn't suffered any serious health problems before now. Recently he has been suffering with headaches, dizziness, abdominal pains and tiredness. The doctors say he has an inflamed liver, and very high blood pressure, but have said nothing further. They are running more tests. What conditions can cause these symptoms? Especially in a young man with no previous problems.
Taking too many painkillers is what got me. I don't drink and I had the same problem at 25 years old. I also had a dying gallbladder that was infecting my liver, so I got it from both sides. Is your friend overweight? That can cause a toxin buildup and is commonly called "fatty liver disease". On a kinda plus side, the liver has the ability to recover at an insane rate. That's why you can live for so long with liver problems. Your friend may have a miserable existence for a while, but he will likely live through it ok. Im going on two years now, and its still bothersome for me, but I'm alive and my quality of life is good.
What possible diseases/problems could somebody have from an inflamed liver?
My girlfriend has recently been told she might have leukemia again, its not certain but she said she has an inflamed liver and this might be a symptom of it. But i was wondering if it turns out not to be this (i hope not!) then what else could it be?
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver cells.
This is usually caused when the liver cells become
damaged and the immune system of the body
responds to it.
The causes of a problem with the liver becoming
damaged are: alcohol consumption, medication
toxification, chemical exposure, hereditary condition,
viral infections like hepatitis A-B-C, parasite
infections, Mononucleuosis, cardiac/vascular problems,
mushroom poisoning, auto immune disease,
fatty liver disease, cancer/tumors/growth/cysts,
and there are others.
The inflammation inside the liver will cause the
liver to enlarge
in size. This can be seen on an ultrasound or
Many times this can be treated and if the
cause can be removed, the liver cells can heal
and the problem reversed.
A liver biopsy is the best test done to determine
whether or not the inflammation has lead to a
disease, known as Cirrhosis of the liver which
is when the liver cells die off and form scar tissue
inside the liver that blocks the flow of blood.
I hope this information has been of some help
to you. Best wishes
What can be the cause of my inflamed liver ?
I have a healthy diet, I drink very little alcohol, I am not exposed to toxins nor radiation, negative on Hepatitis A, B and C, but still my ALT levels are consistently above the maximum level, indicating an inflamed liver. I was tested positive on Haemochromatosis, but my blood iron levels remain within the normal range.
Any idea what can be the cause of my liver problem ?
Your liver needs rest.Take carbohydrates, much less protein, and no oils and fats.Give up alcohol completely.Avoid pills even if these are vitamin pills.
Liver inflammation has a number of different causes:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification, hereditary
problems, chemical exposure, bile duct blockage or
mal formation or twisting and stricture, viral infections like
Hep A, B,C. ..mushroom poisoning. Inflammation can
be treated with medication and the liver cells can heal.
If it is not treated it can cause scarring in the liver and
possible death of the liver cells.
Doctors can check during examination and see if the
liver is enlarged and spongy feeling...this signifies
inflammation. They can also run tests to see if the
liver is damaged and functioning well...this is done
through blood work. Anyone who has inflammation of
the liver caused by something they are taking in, would
be best if they would stop consuming it unless the
doctor authorizes that it is okay.
Hope this answers your brief question.
Can I take Immodium when I have an inflamed liver?
I have some nasty stuff going on because of an inflamed liver - bad antibiotics, long story. Bluhh.
Will Immodium work when it's because of the liver?
What's a Inflamed Liver and how do you uninflame it?
I went too the doctor and he told me i had an inflamed liver, but i forgot to ask how to uninflame it. all he said was i had to get it checked again and if it was still inflamed he would do something else.
So does anyone know how to uninflame it?
Is it dangerous?
what are the passable reason it could be inflamed?
what happens if it doesn't go down?
Can bad gas cause my liver to become inflamed?
I've had the worst feeling for 7 months now, like feeling like I'm gonna have a heart attack and dizziness, my stomach hurts to push out. but every time i burp or something it kinda makes it better. I went to the doctors a few weeks ago who told be my heart was fine but i had an inflames liver. so can gas cause all this to happen?
How does your doctor know your liver is inflamed? Did he/she do any liver blood work where the enzymes were abnormal? No doctor would be able to tell your liver is inflamed just by looking at you and not doing any testing. At best it would be just a guess on their part.
Your symptoms sound like a stomach problem, not a liver problem. I had liver failure and a transplant plus have done tons of research over time on the liver. I have never heard of gas causing a liver to be inflamed. It sounds like you just have excessive gas in your stomach. You burp and it feels better. That has probably happened to everyone on the planet at some time. Try taking some antacid and it might help you. Prilosec might also help you a lot, but you must take it regularly in order for it to work right.
I don't believe an inflamed liver would do this to you, and I don't even believe you have an inflamed liver unless testing was done on you to prove it. My liver was constantly inflamed for years and I never even knew it until so much damage had been done to it that symptoms finally showed up. By then, it was already destroyed. I had no idea anything was wrong until then. That is why I don't believe it is your liver.
What exactly occurs when the liver is inflamed?
A patient is told his liver has become inflamed because of his heavy drinking and that if he continues to drink, his liver will shut down.
Lets say he never drinks againl. Ever. What can happen even after he stops? What precautions can he take to help his liver?
When alcohol is consumed, the liver takes
the alcohol and uses the cells enzymes to
convert it to acetaldehyde and then to
acetate. It is then further converted to
carbon dioxide and water that the body can
If a person is sensitive to alcohol or takes
too much, the liver may become overwhelmed
and it won't go through the complete process
the way it should. It may only reach the
acetaldehyde phase. Both alcohol and,
the breakdown acetaldehyde, can be toxic
to the liver cells and damage them.
When the cells of the liver become damaged,
the immune system of the body responds to
this and causes inflammation to develop in
the liver, which will cause the liver to enlarge
in size...even though it is surrounded by
a tight membrane capsule.
If the alcohol is stopped and the inflammation is
treated, then the liver cells may heal.
However, if this is not done...it can advance
where the liver cells die off and scar tissue
formation takes place inside the liver that
blocks the flow of blood. This is then
known as Cirrhosis of the liver and is
irreversible. It can lead to having to
have a liver transplant that can cost in
the range of 0,000 and up.
The best step to take is to have blood testing
done asap. Simple blood tests can show
The liver enzymes test will show if the
cells of the liver are damage.
The liver functions tests will show how
well the cells of the liver are able to do
the 500 plus functions to keep the body well.
Viral testing to see if a virus has entered
the body and is using the liver cells to replicate
If the liver is determined to have a problem...
it is best to be referred to a gastroenterlogist
or hepatologist. If the doctor sees that
the blood tests levels are not right, he
may order an ultrasound or Ct scan to
look at the liver. They will be able
to see if the liver is enlarged, if the blood
is flowing well through the liver, and if
there may be any growths there.
The doctors are the only ones that can
determine if there is disease present and
how far advanced it is...through their test
results. The liver is very quiet about damage
being done until the liver cells are not
able to function or die off...it is important
to be checked.
All liver patients are told not to drink any
alcohol. They should try to stay away from
others who are ill and use purell...
stay away from open salad/food/dessert
bars where people can sneeze or cough into
them. They should only take medications
that are approved of or prescribed by their
doctors...since medication goes through
the liver first to be broken down before
going to the rest of the body. He should
speak to the doctor about any vitamins
he may be lacking...since those who are
alcoholics tend to lack certain ones.
If they have a hard time stopping the alcohol,
the doctor has medications that can help
with the symptoms of coming off it slowly.
He may also suggest a detox program at
A patient cannot be listed for a liver transplant
unless they are free of alcohol consumption
for a period of six months prior to the
evaluation. Many patients die before being
placed on it because they refuse to give it
I hope this information has been of some
help to you.
Here is a link to a Cirrhosis site to learn
more about it:
(just click on it)
My 11 year old cat has been diagnosed with an inflamed liver suspecting hepatitis.?
What type of natural herbs, essences etc could be used to help reduce and cleanse his liver? He is eating & drinking but has lost weight. The vet did a blood work up and everything was fine except the liver. He had a normal reading a year ago. He also has IBS. Can those two be linked?
Sorry to say, Yes. Common in house cats. The two are linked. Hep in cats can be treated, but he is 11. Love him up. I would.
inflamed liver in an 8 year old, what could it be from?
he wasnt born with any liver problems? why all the sudden, what could it be? they said it feels inflamed, and he went for blood work and ultra sounds today. were waiting for the results. he had hives all over his body last week, and was being controlled by steroids. no fever, no tummy upset. nothing just itchy from the hives/rash.
he has only been on steroids from thursday night until yesterday morning. 1 pill every 6 hours. the hospital prescribed it. and also benadril.
Sounds like an autoimmune reaction. My nephew had something similar a few years back. After a few weeks of steroids he was better.
Steroids do have side effects, but they can be life saving when used properly. This short amount of time WOULD NOT cause liver damage. Some people take steroids for uears for things like lupus and have no liver problems. They can cause serious problems, but only after long periods of times at high doses.
How long will an Inflamed Liver last?
Okay So I'm suffering Glandualr fever ad my doctor said that even though I dont need to have any more tests and the glandular fever will be gone in a few months, He said its also caused me to have an Inflammed liver.
Now what exactly this entails I'm not sure I've already taken my doctors adivce which was not to drink alchole for a while, But I'm not sure how long that while will be. how long on average will it last for?
I really only want to now on average how long it will last!
I havent drank alchole since I found out I first got ill in september, but being a stupid makes it just a tad dull when your the only sober one at the party.
I figured I need to not drink for at least four months till the glandular fever is gone but will my liver be okay by then?
a liver has remarkable restorative powers of its own and following your doctors advice is smart. You can also refrain from taking too many pain meds, like aspirin or ibuprofen or Tylenol as all things ingested are metabolized by the liver. Now is the time to be kind to your body and eat as healthy as you can and rest.
Go to Mayo Clinic web site for more info.
what is inflamed liver hi b is?
Iam attaked of liver inflamed disease .And doctors here in Sudan told me that Iam to go out to have my treat ment so I ask to tell me about the treat ment and whether any health charity org. to help me.please.
Let me explain what happens in liver disease and some
of the causes of it:
Damage to the liver cells can take place because of:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, mushroom poisoning, hereditary
conditions, metabolic disorders, cardiac/vascular
problems, fatty liver disease, auto immune disease,
viral or parasitic infections, tumors/growth/cysts/cancer,
biliary obstruction/malformation/infections, and others.
When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
system of the patients body responds to this damage
and this causes inflammation to develop inside the
liver. The inflammation then causes the liver to enlarge
in size. (can be seen on an ultrasound or ct scan).
The doctor can sometimes feel this inflammation by
placing their hands in the upper right quadrant of
the abdomen, up against the underside of the rib cage.
They can only feel this if the patient is thin and the
liver is enlarged.
If the cause can be found and possibly stopped, then
the liver cells may heal and the problem can be reversed.
If not, the inflammation can cause the liver cells to die
off and form scar tissue inside the liver. This scar
tissue blocks the flow of blood in the liver. It then
becomes an irreversible disease that progresses,
known as Cirrhosis of the liver.
The main thing now, is to find the cause and try to
stop it. It is best to follow any advice the doctor may
give you. He may start you on medication to help
remove the inflammation. You should be seeing
either a gastroenterologist or hepatologist now.
I'm not sure what you mean by hi b...this could be
you mean Hepatitis B or High bilirubin.
Hepatitis B is a virus that enters the body and goes
to the liver cells and uses the reproduction machinery
of the liver cells to replicate itself.
Bilirubin is a substance (greenish/yellow) that is
made from our dead red blood cells. The liver
takes this and converts it into a soluble form to
become part of the bile which flows to the
intestine for fat digestion. Bilirubin levels will
be higher because of the liver not being able
to handle this properly because of liver cell
damage, or because the bile ducts have
become blocked and it has backed up into the
liver and gone out to the blood.
I hope this information has been of some help
to you. Best wishes
Links you can click on about advanced liver
inflamed liver and galbladder?
I have been having pain under my ribs and threw up blood so i went to the er and the doctor said that my liver and galbladder is inflamed. They suspect i have autoimmune disease, if so i would have had it for a while could this cause the inflimation? I am still waiting to see the doctor for the autoimmune disease i am concerned with all these problems and not being able to see the doctor for another month.
Since you have been diagnosed with inflamed
liver and gallbladder...I can tell you what
might possibly be taking place.
Autoimmune disease means that the immune
system of the body is mistaken in determining
what is your own body cells from something
that is foreign entering the body, like bacteria
or virus, etc. Our own cells have certain
markers that only we have. Therefore, your own immune system is attacking your own body's cells.
When the cells are damaged, the immune
system of the body responds to this damage,
also (even if it is caused by your own immune
system) and inflammation will develop.
Inflammation is a normal reaction of the
immune system to keep the bacteria, virus,etc.
from entering the body any further and causing
more damage...however, when this develops
inside the liver, it increases damage done
there because it puts more pressure inside
the liver, since the liver is surrounded by
a membrane capsule. This can cause
the liver to enlarge in size, which can be seen
on a CT scan or ultrasound test.
This is then known as Hepatitis. Hepatitis
is inflammation of the liver cells.
There are also autoimmune diseases where they can attack the bile ducts which start inside the liver and combine to go outside the liver
to the gallbladder and the intestines.
These are then known as Biliary Cirrhosis or
Sclerosing Cholangitis. In this case,
the cells of the bile area are damaged and
can die. The ducts can become twisted or
strictured in nature. Like if you take a
garden hose and put a clamp around it so
the fluid doesn't run through well, or the
hose becomes kinked to stop the flow of
There are many things that can cause liver
cells damage: alcohol consumption,
medication toxification, chemical exposure,
viral infections like Hepatitis A,B,C,etc,
parasite infections, fatty liver disease,
autoimmune disease, mushroom poisoning,
hereditary conditions, cancer/cysts, and
others. I'm just stating this so you can
think about whether other causes could be
If the cause can be found and stopped and
the inflammation is treated, the liver cells
can heal. If it can't ...it can lead to the cells
dying off and scar tissue forming inside
the liver...This in known as Cirrhosis, then...
You should definitely be with either a
gastroenterologist or hepatologist now.
I believe I would get in touch, again, with
the doctors office and let them know you need
a sooner appointment. They sometimes have
certain time slots open for people who should
be seen right away or they can call you if
they have a cancelation. (Let them know
that you were throwing up blood)
I would ask to speak with the nurse that is with the doctor...not the secretary who answers.
I hope this information is of some help.
Best of wishes to you.
I had mono, my liver is no longer inflamed, is it ok to drink?
it was very mild mono. About five weeks ago, i have been symtom free for over 2 weeks now and my liver isnt inflamed.
you should be alright to drink. just don't overdo it because the mono will always be in your system (trust me i have had it severly 4 times -with liver inflammation) and that was 18 months ago and if i drink to much still now it can make me exhausted for days.
Although i'm getting new bloods back in a few days because i think i have something else wrong all together...
Inflamed liver question?
My sister has seen a specialist but no one can give us any answers. Liver is inflamed, no hepititis( both tests negitive) liver biopsy done but can't find anything. nothing blocking bile ducts, test for acline phospate, alt and ast levels all high.
shortness of breath
pains on right abdomin
She is only 21 years old and not overweight by anymeans. She also rarely consumes alcohol.
i don't drink or smoke what caused me to have a inflamed liver?
i am 23 yrs old i do not drink i don't smoke and i don't do drugs my doctors told me i have a inflamed liver they did like 7 blood test and every thing came out negative and they cant find out why whats going on with me and i am scared please help me
Inflamed liver question's?
I was told by two different doctors that my liver is in inflamed. They checked me for hepatits c and it came back negative. They never could really give me a straight answer as to what causes this sort of thing to happen. I was wondering if anybody has the same problem as me or knows what sort of things can cause this to happen?.
They also acted like it's really no big deal at all like it's normal for some peoples livers to be inflamed so I never worried about it honestly. But for a long while now I started thinking about past medical problems I have had other issues that seemed odd but no doctor could explain them to me or figure it out. Every once in awhile I get bad cramps in the upper area of my back behind my shoulder blades and it moves around into my arms,and chest area. It almost feels like I have really bad gas pains and I'm on fire it really hurts bad sometimes, I've even went to the e.r a couple times because it hurt that bad!. I also have had issues with my upper stomach hurting really bad a lot and my belly looks bigger sometimes up there around my liver area and gets hard and sore at times and latley its been more offten then usual so Im concernd. I was thinking maybe all this symptoms are caused by the inflamed liver??? Thats my big question,could an inflamed liver cause these things to happen? and should I be worried even thow the doctors never really acted like it was a big deal?. Thanks to everyone that replys!
You need to be seeing either a gastroenterlogist
or a hepatologist. Having an inflamed liver is
anything but normal. There are a number of
different causes...here are some of them:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, bilary problems (which
included blockage of the bile ducts or gallstones or infections or mal formation of the bile ducts),
mushroom poisoning, viral Hepatitis (which
includes HEP A,B,C, etc.), auto immune
disease, fatty liver disease, hereditary conditions. And there are others.
Stopping the cause of the inflammation and
being treated with medication can help the
liver cells to heal. However, if the cause
is not able to be stopped and the inflammation
continues on...it can lead to cirrhosis of the
liver in which scar tissue forms inside the
liver from the death of the liver cells. This is
a progressive disease that has no known cure.
The doctor can usually tell if the liver is
enlarged, which comes from the inflammation,
by pressing on the upper right portion of your
abdomen, just under your rib cage. He can
also do blood testing of the liver enzymes and
also the liver function tests to see if there may
be damage to the liver cells and if the cells
of the liver are functioning as they should.
The doctor usually tests with an ultrasound
then to determine whether the liver truly is
enlarged and by how much...also to see if
there maybe a gallbladder problem ...and
to check the kidneys which is located to the
back side behind the liver and down a little
lower. Pinched nerves in the back area
can also cause pain in the back area where
If you ever cooked liver for supper, you noticed
that it is very smooth in texture and of a normal
size. When the liver has inflammation, it
enlarges in size and become spongy in texture.
When the liver cells have die off and scar
tissue forms, it decreases in size and starts to
take on a hard texture.
It is very important that you see one of the
specialist mentioned above to be sure exactly
what is going on. All liver patients are told
to not drink alcohol and be sure and
tell the doctor all medication you are taking
(this includes over the counter, herbs, herbal
teas, vitamins, minerals, and drugs prescribed
by other doctors).
Best wishes to you and I hope this information
is of help to you. You definitely need a
further work up on this.
Inflamed liver after drinking?
Hello, this morning I woke up slightly hungover after drinking with some friends last night (liquor.) I took a tylenol and shortly after was not feeling too good at all. I did my research and found out that was a terrible idea. Now, an hour or so later, I feel better, but my liver area feels slightly swollen or inflamed. It could be just in my head, but I doubt it. If it is in fact inflamed, do I have anything to worry about, or should I just rest and wait it out, eat or drink anything specific??
Also, don't know if this accounts for anything, but I'm am 6'3 male at about 170 pounds. I only took one tylenol pill. I had a pretty decent amount to drink, but I wasn't about to pass out or anything.
*Lisa M, I have only been drinking for about 4 or 5 months, no more than a couple of times a month. The only reason I worry is because of the tylenol mixed with any alcohol, not the alcohol itself. The tylenol was taken about 12 hours after we drank.
Even with moderate alcohol you can still take a couple of tylenol, I don't expect it to be a huge problem. However, alcohol can really irritate the GI tract which may be the cause of your symptoms, rest it out, lots of fluids and bland foods and you should be ok. Obviously if things progress see a physician as soon as possible
Inflamed Liver, need opinions.?
K so basically I had mono a while ago. I got tested three weeks ago, and the mono was gone, but my liver tests showed that my liver was slightly inflamed, but the doctor said i shouldnt worry about it and that it was a slight inflammation. He told me to stay off of alcohol. He expected that the inflammation would definitely be cleared after 3 weeks. It has been 3 weeks, and I go for the blood test this week, however I want to drink tonight.
Do you think it is safe?
im not asking if it will kill me ! im saying that im not sure, because he said it was slight and nothing too serious, or nothing to worry about.
He was almost positive that it would be cleared by now, and i feel 100% better than i did.
Im not planning to get bombed out of my face either, I just want to get buzzed.
Don't drink any alcohol until you have your tests.
How do you treat an inflamed liver?
Okay, so I am 17 and i have had really bad stomach and back aches for a week. I went to the doctors to get it checked and apparently I have an inflamed liver. My doctor thinks it is due to all the meds I have been taking. I don't drink so thats not the issue (yes, i am 17 and i 'must be drinking' at parties, but no. so don't believe it if you don't want to).
Basically what i am just wondering is if anyone has any herbal stuff I can do to get better. Like making teas or eating mixes of stuff to get better.
dude i have a bad liver from years of drinking hard alcohol, but its getting better. here are some great herbs and remedies
milk thistle, passion flower, valerian root, also apple cider vinegar is so awesome to help with your body, make sure its organic, raw, unpasterized, and contains "the mother" i take 3 to 4 shots a day.
its tough to start drinking it but once you learn all the benefits it does for you it will make it easier.
any health food store will help you with any questions also the Apple cider vinegar will help with your stomach problems too
how to treat glandular fever with inflamed liver?
I was feeling really tired, sore and had been getting headaches for a week so i went to the doctor, took a blood test and turns out i have glandular fever.
there is nothing you can take to help glandular fever but has anyone had it, and what did you do to help through it?
i also have an inflamed liver and my doctor said something about hepatitis. is this bad? and how long does that last also?
my doctor also said some people get through it quick but some people can take up to a year and im only 154. i just need to know if i would be better within 30 days. i have something on which involves alot of dancing and its my birthday.
A good cleansing program might help you, ask your doctor about it...
What kind of medication is prescribed for liver problems?
Hi I just wanted to do a little research. What kind of medicine would be prescribed for something like an inflamed liver or hepatitis? I can't seem to find anything online.
All liver patients are told not to take any medications unless they are
prescribed or approved of by their doctors. The reason for this,
is because oral medications go to the liver first, to be broken down,
before they go to the rest of the body. The liver cells are what does
all the functions of the liver (over 500 of them)..if the liver cells become
damage, the medications has to be adjusted in dosage, stopped all
together, or changed to something else...depending on how much
liver cell damage there is.
When we speak of medications, it is over the counter drugs,
herbs, vitamins, minerals, supplements, prescriptions prescribed
by all doctors that person may go to. Never stop medications
prescribed unless the doctor authorizes it to be done.
There are many causes of liver cell damage:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, fatty liver disease,
mushroom poisoning, hereditary conditions,
metabolic disorders, biliary obstruction/malformation/infection,
viral or parasite infections, cardiac/vascular problems,
and so many others.
The cause of the liver cell damage has to be determined.
If the liver cells become damaged, the immune system of
the body will respond to this damage and cause
inflammation to develop inside the liver. This will cause
the liver to enlarge in size. (This is known as Hepatitis).
Hepatitis with a letter after it...is a virus and is only one
cause of the inflammation (like Hep A,B,C,ETc)
The cause has to be found and stopped and the doctor
may then prescribe medications (based on this cause)
to help reduce the inflammation. If this takes place,
then the liver cells may heal and the problem may
be reversed. However, if the liver cells die off and
form scar tissue inside the liver...then it becomes
a progressive, irreversible disease of cirrhosis of
You should be seeing a gastroenterologist or hepatologist now.
Others, on line will state about Milk Thistle being used...however,
this also has to be approved by your doctor...
I hope this information has been of some help to you.
Whats the definition of inflamed liver?
My mother inlaw had a mass taken off her liver which inflamed her pancreas they let her go home on Saturday ..?
and today she tried to eat some yogurt and is throwing up all day she refuses to go back to the hospital how serious is this?
I'd say serious enough to get her back into the hospital.
How long does it take for your liver to become bad from drinking?
Do you have to drink large amounts every day for a certain amount of time? There is a spot on my stomach that is swollen and I think it may be my liver inflamed from drinking
depends on the person ,,their is no exact time frame its different for everybody
some people can drink all their life with no problems,some people just a few years
What is an inflamed liver?
im not stupid or anything i just don't knoe wat it is
When they say a person has an inflamed liver,
they are saying that something is causing the
immune system of the body to respond and
inflammation develops inside the liver.
Some of the causes of a liver problem are:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, biliary obstruction or
mal formation, fatty liver disease, hereditary
conditions, viral hepatitis, and there are others.
When the cells of the liver become damage,
the immune system of the body tries to remove
this damage. Normally, this is a good thing
cause the immune system walls off foreign
things that come into the body (like bacteria or
virus, etc) so it won't advance into other parts
of the body. To do this, it causes inflammation
to develop. However, The Liver is inside
a capsule membrane...so when the immune
system responds now, it causes more pressure
to the liver cells to cause even more cell
damage and can lead to a disease known as
cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver
are the liver cells dying and forming scar
tissue inside the liver where the blood is
not able to flow through the liver well anymore.
Therefore, the cells don't get the right amount
of oxygen or nourishment they need in order
Sometimes, if the cause can be stopped and
the inflammation is treated with medication...
then the cells of the liver can heal. But sometime
the cause cannot be removed or the patient
refuses to stop what is causing it...then it
will progress to cirrhosis.
Hope this information is of some help to you.
i have been told i have an inflamed liver to not drink at all sometimes i still do now i have burning on left?
Husband is an alcoholic and has inflamed kidneys, liver and pancreas..?
He is in hospital again now for about the 8th time going through a detox. He has alcoholic seizures when trying to stop drinking. If you want to read some of my old posts, feel free...
Basically I have now split up with him - could not stand it anymore. But I still care about him and hate to see him like this. He went into hospital last Thursday after he called an ambulance. He had been sick for the past 2 days and brough up ALOT of blood - I know I had to go and clean it all up. It suprised me, he has been really sick in the past, but I had never seen anything like that...it had tiny clots in it also.
Anyway, the doctors have said to him that his kidneys are inflamed, his liver is and his pancreas is. He thinks that he is coming out of hospital today - well is hoping. What do you think the chances of that are? He can be a pain in the ar5e and he just wants to be at home. But there is no one to look after him at home anymore as I am not there for him. I just worry that he will go home and he will just do what he did before, which was just literally sitting there being depressed and start drinking again. Oh he also has slight jaundice as well.. as I said this is about the 8th time being in hospital now......always gone in with seizures when he tried to stop drinking, he has alcoholic liver disease. He has had jaundice a few times now. He won't get the professional help he needs, he thinks he knows best all the time. this is another reason for me leaving - that and all the verbal, physical and mental abuse I have had to put up with over the years..
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
I know it sounds a bit harsh, but your in a situation that you cannot win. I had the same thing with a member of my family. she got aggressive every time I tried to make her see sense. Shes dead now. and to be honest no one could have done anything to stop it. Alcoholism is like a slow suicide. bloody painfull to watch. My advice is to just be there and do what you can, (if that's what you want to do) but be carefull, don't let it wreck your life. don't be pulled down by it. Its not your fault that hes an alcoholic. Knowing what I know now, I would have walked away from the situation from the beginning.
Men who have pot bellies? mean inflamed liver? yes or no?
something to do with alcohol?
Why do they only have pot bellies then?
No to either. Not an ailment, just obesity. Most males tend to concentrate fat in their bellies, so it results in a pot belly. Much like many females will have more fat in their buttocks.
i have an inflamed liver, what would happen if i dropped molle? (mdma) just for one night.?
i have mono and "monohepatitis" and ive wanted to go to this rave for months now. i spent a night at the hospital and thats what they came up with.
i have been out of the hospital for a week and feel better besides being tired more than usual, very tired at night. i no longer have any pains in my kidneys. also i am eating again, before i could not eat and lost 20 lbs in a week due to my liver, and i have not stopped eating all week.
i would like to know if there is a strong chance i will relapse or atleast survive. im about 75 - 25% on going sober but molle will be everywhere so im just wondering if i feel a lot better and let my impulses get the best of me.
thanks a lot.
You're gonna die.
Just found out I have high cholesterol and an inflamed liver, need a diet plan?
My cholesterol is the main concern as it is 317 with the bad alone taking up 228 of that. The liver is fatty liver, but there is no growth, so it is still highly reparable. I take lexapro on a daily basis, and have taken an anxiety med on a daily basis for 5 years now which plays a role in the liver problem, which is compounded by a couple of drinks on the weekends, horrible eating habits (fast food daily), lack of water, and until 3 months ago, smoking.
I have started to drink more water, stopped eating fast foods (except subway) and as I said, 3 months clean from smoking.
I want to know how I can eat a low fat, low salt, low sugar diet without giving up taste completely (safe substitutes for salt and sugar would be nice) while staying within a set budget. I also want to know what I can eat daily to get my vitamins (I don't like taking pills if I don't have to, especially now with the liver, so I would prefer to not take a daily vitamin if I can eat foods to get the same nutrition).
Thanks I look forward to your answers.
for lunch, try to go for whole wheat products.
you could try fat free chocolate jello pudding, non-fattening yogurt ice cream,
CHEERIOS. and thats great your 3 months without smoking thats wonderful!! keep it up thats so inspiring. subway is fine just get whole wheat bread. cereals are EXCELLENT. kashi go learn crunch and skim milk. this is GREAT. you're keeping the protein while not eating meat! stay away from EGGS and other meats, but eat peanuts and drink protein shakes and you'll be on a great path! good luck!!
Inflamed liver, pain when I walk. Help?
My doctor thought it was mono, but the tests came back negative. I'm concerned that my side is hurting so much just from walking a little bit. Someone please give me some suggestions? Thank you!
what side is your liver on and how can you tell if it is inflamed?
what side of the body is the liver on. the left or the right
To tell if it is inflamed you would need to palpate(feel with light and deep pressure) at your right costal margin(under your ribs on your right side). Normally the liver is non palpable and if you can feel it then is possibly might be inflamed.
if the liver does not store toxins, what happens to the toxins?
I always read the liver cells store the toxins, chemicals and/or vitamins the body can not use. Then I read it doesn't store them, it metabolizes them. Where do they get stored then and why do people who have chronically taken strong medications that are metabolized in the liver sometimes get inflamed or ruptured livers? (like tylenol hurting the liver for example) Thanks in advance.
but then why does too much tylenol over time damage the liver?
Vitamins: Certain vitamins are water soluble and
others are fat soluble. The ones that are
water soluble, will easily be released into
the urine and removed from the body.
Some of the fat soluble ones are stored in
the liver until the body may need them.
However, if taken in abundance...since they
are stored...they can become toxic in the
body just like any other medication.
To explain about toxins and chemicals in
The liver filters the blood and picks up
any toxins that go through it. The liver
cells make enzymes...certain enzymes
will act on these toxins and break them
down into simplier form and convert them
to non-toxic substances.
With medications, they are broken down to a simplier form and go to the body to be used...however, after this they will keep decreasing in the body.
Here is an good example:
When Alcohol reaches the liver cells, one enzyme...known as alcohol dehydrogenase will
act on it and break the alcohol down into
acetaldehyde...then another liver enzyme,
known as aldehyde dehydrogenase will act
on it and convert it into acetate. This will
further be metabolized in carbon dioxide and
When a person takes an excess amount of
Alcohol, the liver doesn't have time to process
such a high amount and so it will become toxic
to the liver. Alcohol and its first broken down,
acetaldehyde are toxic...it isn't until it reaches
the carbon dioxide and water stage that it isn't.
So, these two things can cause damage to the
There are many drugs on the market that
can be hard on the liver. Each drug is tested
and research is done on it, so that all known
problem or side effects with the drugs are
listed on the pamphlets sent to the pharmacist
and doctors. The doctor has to weigh the
benefits of the drug against the possibility
it might cause harm when prescribing it.
Tylenol is one of the drugs known to cause
liver damage. Taken according to what is
written on the package, it should not cause
a problem...however, if someone is sensitive
to the drug...it can. Taken in overdose amounts,
it definitely can cause liver damage and if
taken with alcohol...will cause immediate
damage. Tylenol is in combination with many
other types of drugs. In other words...
some medications have two or more drugs
in one medicine...this is where an overdose
can easily happen. People don't always
know that it is part of one drug and then
take more tylenol on top of that separately
according to the package direction.
I hope this helps you understand better.
When the cells of the liver become damaged
by Alcohol, drugs, or a number of other causes...
the immune system of the body responds
to this and causes inflammation to develop
in the liver. This will cause the liver to enlarge
in size. The liver is surrounded by a membrane
capsule...this will add pressure inside the liver.
If the medication is stopped and the inflammation is treated...there may be a
possibility the liver cells will heal. If it isn't...
it can cause the liver cells to start to die off
and form scar tissue inside the liver.
When this happens, the blood doesn't flow
well back to the heart and also to the liver
itself and more cells start to die off.
This is a disease that is irreversible Known
as Cirrhosis of the liver. It leads to needing
a liver transplant in order to live.
please help want to feel better about possible liver disease?
My boyfriend just got his blood results back and they said his liver count is low and his liver is inflamed. He has shown no symptoms but IBS, flatulence and bloating. No yellow eyes or skin so at least that's good. I'm just worried it may very well be Hepatitis A, B or C. Can someone give me some legit information about all types of liver disease? Oh yeah and we are sexually active.
There are many things that can cause liver cell damage
and lead to inflammation inside the liver:
chemical exposure (like carbon tetrachloride)
fatty liver disease
auto immune disease
hereditary conditions(too much iron or copper in the body)
viral infections (like hep A,B,C,etc)
The cause has to be found and stopped so the liver
cells can heal. However, at times, this cannot be done.
The inflammation can keep increasing in the liver
until the liver cells start to die off and form scar
tissue inside the liver...this is then known as
Cirrhosis of the liver (irreversible and progressive)
If you boyfriend is diagnosed with a Hepatitis virus, it is
best to get tested yourself. Certain kinds of this virus
can be passed to you if you did not use protection or
if the mucosal barrier has been broken.
Keep in mind that an enlarge liver can occur if someone
has mononucleuosis (kissing disease).
I hope this information has been of some help to you.
I ask about liver inflame treatment?
I am attacked of liver inflame and need your help to meet doctor and return again a healthy one my children are suffering because I cant I cant prepare their need to study or wear well .Please help us.
If your liver cells become damaged, the immune
system of your body will respond to this and cause
inflammation to develop in your liver that will enlarge it
in size. You need to be seeing either a gastroenterologist
or hepatologist now.
They usually start with blood testing to see if there is
liver cell damage and how well the cells of the liver are
functioning to do the job needed to keep the body well.
If they think the liver is enlarged, they may then do an
ultrasound or Ct scan and take a look at the liver.
From this they can tell if it is enlarged and by how much,
they can see if there are any growths there and also see
how well the blood is flowing through the liver.
If they can find out the cause of this cell damage and
it can be stopped AND the inflammation is treated, then
the condition may be reversed and the liver cells may
Some of the causes of liver cell damage are:
(1)alcohol consumption (2)medication toxification
(3)chemical exposure (4)hereditary conditions where
the body holds onto too much iron or copper
(5)metabolic disorders where the enzymes are not made
efficiently in the liver (6) mushroom poisoning
(7) fatty liver disease (8) auto immune disease
(10) biliary obstruction/malformation/infection
(11) viral infections such as Hepatitis A,B,C
(12) parasite infections
and there are others.
You may want to see if any of these may pertain to you.
If care isn't given to stop the cause and the inflammation
is not treated, it can lead to where the liver cells start to
die off and form scar tissue inside the liver. This then
becomes an irreversible disease known as Cirrhosis of
the liver. The scar tissue inside the liver will block the
flow of blood through the liver on its way back to the heart
and also block the flow of blood to the other liver cells and
they will continue to die off. It is best to seek care for
any liver problem as soon as possible to be sure your
liver will be fine.
Here are a few links you can "click" on to learn more about
Cirrhosis of the liver:
If you live in the USA, these links may help you get
insurance, the care you need, and prescriptions if
you cannot afford them:
Health Insurance for Low Income Families
Patient Advocate Foundation
Solving insurance and healthcare Access problems:
Listing of Free Clinics:
Drugs for the uninsured:
Kathy Webster-Link ...Dispensary of Hope
Phone:1- 888- 428-4673
No matter what your age is...you may contact the
Area of the Aging in your state area...they may be able
to point you in the right direction (if you live in the
USA) to receive even more help.
I hope this information has been of some help to you.
I went to my doctor last month, he told me my liver was inflamed and i have been drinking for a while.?
Its been a month now and i just wanted to know what can i do to help out my liver and what i cant take. Every now i take a (darvocet) pain kill and tylenol pm to go to sleep. Can i still take pill like those and what can and can't drink?
When the doctor says your liver is inflamed,
this is very serious.
There are a number of different causes of
liver problems and alcohol and medication
toxifications, that you mentioned, are just
two of them. Tylenol taken in excess or
with alcohol can cause immediate damage
to the liver cells that may not be able to be
Liver patients have to inform the doctor of
all medications they are taking and if they
are drinking alcohol. This includes over
the counter, herbs, herbal teas, vitamins,
minerals, supplements, and drugs prescribed
by other doctors. The reason for this is
because all medications go through the
liver first, to be broken down, before going
to the rest of the body. The are told not
to take any medications that is not prescribed
or approved of by their doctor. Once damage
is done to the liver, the liver isn't able to handle
drugs the way it once did.
When the liver cells become damaged, the
immune system of the patients body will
respond to this. Normally, it will cause
inflammation to appear to block off anything
foreign coming into the body so it doesn't
go on to hurt other cells in the body. In this
case, though, it develops inside the liver and
only adds to the damage to the cells.
The liver will enlarge in size and take on
a spongy texture. If the cause is not stopped,
in this case the alcohol and the tylenol,
and the inflammation treated, then the cells
of the liver may start to die off. This is then
known as cirrhosis of the liver and is a
progressive disease. What happens is
scar tissue will form inside the liver that
blocks the flow of blood to the other liver
cells and also the flow of blood through the
liver that will then return to the heart. Since
the cells lack nourishment and oxygen now,
they will continue to die off and the scar
tissue will continue to develop.
A liver transplant costs in the range of
0,000 and up...this is a very mild
estimate. There is never any guarantees
that a person can get on the transplant list
or that an organ will be available when they
need the transplant.
I would suggest that you be with either
a gastroenterologist or a hepatologist now.
If you are addicted to alcohol...try to go
to a detox center at a hospital...they have
medications to help relieve the symptoms
of coming off the alcohol. The sooner you
are treated, the best chance you have of
reversing this and more chance of the
cells of the liver healing.
Best wishes to you.
my liver is inflamed based on my fbs'ASP-68' 10-35 N; ALT -65 , 6-40 N ; bilirubin 1.4 , .2-1.2 N,albumin -3.?
my bilirubin is 1.4, .2-1.2N, is there a danger that i will intoxicated?4 days now,since informed by the dr. i've been taking fresh fruit juices w/apples,pears,beets,ccumber,tomato,lowfat cottage cheese, sometimes passing pain,then sometimes bathroom after eating,i don't eat any solid food only fruits and water and 2 tsp olive oil in the morning and 1 glass of soymilk.dr.advise me to get a catscan and another bloodwork nxt week.shall i wait after the nxt bloodwork done and get a catscan?pls advise me asap.thank you so much
Liver is sore/inflamed yet no other signs of hepatitis so what's up?
My liver is very sore to the palpation (touch) and it even hurts to lay on the right side. No jaundice, dark colored urine, vomiting or other typical side effects currently, and I only noticed this last night. I've had medicinally induced hepatits 9 years ago, and haven't been keeping up on my bloodwork. I am currently up to date on my Hep B vaccines. No new sex partners or drug use/tattoos. Could diet alone be the cause of this? Also, could this cause a lack of menstrual cycle in women (not pregnant)?
You need medical testing done to determine what is going on. See a doctor. No one on here is going to be able to diagnose you correctly. It would just be a guess and you need to know the truth.
I'M SO SCARED MY 7 YR OLD DAUGHTER HAS BEEN TESTED FOR HIP IT WAS NEG. BUT HER LIVER IS INFLAMED WHAT COULD BE?
SHE HAS TO SEE A SPECIALIST WHAT COULD IT BE
on her b day she was reall sick temp was 103.7 dr. the checked for apendasides by catscan and x rays diagnosed her with a virus her dr. noticed her liver was inflamed checked her for hip that was negitive but blood test show her liver is still inflamed
There are numerous infections that can cause liver inflammation. In some cases the body's own immune system can attack the liver.
Certain drugs (Tylenol, etc) and even vitamins (especially vitamin A) can also cause liver inflammation.
There's simply not enough details in your question to try to make a guess.
What do doctors test for when you have elevated liver enzymes?
And what does that mean? My doctor said that they were going to be running lots of tests on my blood to check for multiple things because my bile duct was inflamed and that I had a mild elevated liver enzymes or something. The test are going to take ahwhile to get back. Does anyone know what they are testing for and what they could find? -Serious Answers Only Please.-
Doctor might have certain things in his mind as hepatitis, abscess or cyst or some other lesion in liver.
He will also consider bile duct obstruction by a stone or some pancreatic condition.
For these he will recommend different tests.
Liver ultrasound should i be worried?
A few weeks ago i had some bloodwork down and my doctor said i had an inflamed liver so he did some more bloodwork and know i have to get an ultrasound...does anyone know wat this could be? Should i b worried...i dont take any medication and i do drink on the weekend and wen i do drink i do drink alot but i dont drink more than on the weekend just some extra info if that helps
The blood work the doctor does to check
the liver will show if there may be damage
to the liver cells, how well the cells are
functioning to do the job of keeping the body well, and if a virus has entered the body and
using your liver cells to replicate itself.
Liver disease has many different causes:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
viral infections such as Hepatitis A,B,C,etc,
chemical exposure, biliary obstruction or
malformation, auto immune disease,
fatty liver disease, hereditary conditions,
mushroom poisoning and others.
The reason the doctor usually orders an
ultrasound is to see how well the blood
is flowing through the liver, if there are any
tumors, cysts, or growths there, and if
the liver is enlarged in size. If the liver
is enlarged in size, then the liver has
inflammmation that can be caused by
anything I mentioned above and more.
If the cause of the problem is stopped and
the Inflammation is treated by the doctor...
then the liver cells may heal. If the
cause cannot be stopped, then the inflammation
that has developed in the liver will progress
till the liver cells die off and become a
irreverable disease known as Cirrhosis of the
I know how hard it is to wait and see what
really is taking place. It is very important
now to follow whatever the doctor tells you.
Catching this early on gives you a good
chance of recovery.
I hope this information has helped you.
liver blood vessels being inflamed?
I had a biopsy recently b/c lfts have been high for a long time. I had one before and just a little bit of fat was found. My Dr. said that this time no fat or significant concerns, but the blood vessels were a little inflamed. He didn't seemed too concerned and wants me to keep getting blood work about every 6 months even though he told me that my numbers would probably normalize "and that's ok", and to get an ultrasound every year. It's good to have some idea why my numbers have been off for so long, but I don't completely understand this condition. Has anyone had a similar experience? Thanks!
At what stage in cirrhosis does your gallbladder become inflamed?
My father has cirrhosis of the liver from years and years of heavy drinking. He was just hospitalized for his gallbladder becoming inflamed. Last year he was hospitalized for his pancreas. The doctors won't operate because they said his risk of bleeding is to high, apparently his clotting abilities are failing. I'm having a hard time figuring out what stage of cirrhosis he is at. His doctor said the easiest way to figure that out is a biopsy?
The later stage of cirrhosis has physical symptoms that does not usually appear in the early stage such as bleeding problems, easy bruising, jaundice (yellow whites of eyes and skin), fluid retention especially in the belly area, high ammonia levels which can cause confusion and behavior changes, and extreme fatigue. When someone has these, they are most likely in the more advanced stage of cirrhosis. His doctor is right that a biopsy in the best test to find out exactly how much damage is present in the liver. I had cirrhosis and a liver transplant. My gallbladder and pancreas were never affected by my disease. The first sign of me having cirrhosis was fluid retention in the abdomen. By then, my liver was 90% destroyed and I needed a transplant. I had no clue anything was wrong until then. My cirrhosis was caused by an autoimmune disease. No matter what causes it, cirrhosis pretty much acts the same once you have it.
What is the prognosis for cirrhosis of the liver?
My girlfriend is 47 yrs. old and was diagnosed with liver failure do to alcohol. Her kidneys are functioning, although the spleen and colon are still inflamed. She is very jaundice and a lot of fluid in her abdomin. She has been moved from the hospital because there is nothing more they can do for her and transported to a nursing home. After a stay there she is suppose to be moved to Glenbeige. Nothing I have read tells me what her prognosise is. Does anyone have an answer?
I am sorry to say that the prognosis appears to be poor-the jaundice and abdominal fluid is because her liver has failed-That is all the information i can give because I have not seen her or know the results of her tests.One thing is absolute -is that to stand any chance of improving at all -SHE MUST NOT DRINK-if she does?
What are the symptoms of a bad gull bladder?
I'm having alot of pain right below my right chest, and above the rib cage, I know this is where your liver is, and also your gull bladder. I am diagnosed with having steotosis and fibrosis of the liver, but I think it is the gull bladder that is hurting. I vommit alot and have sharp pains in this area. The doctors can't find anything but a fatty inflamed liver. Could it be my gull bladder?
Yes! I am having pain around my back right shoulder blade, I figured it was joint problems, or my lungs (I'm a smoker).........
About 90% of gallstones provoke no symptoms at all. If problems do develop, the chance of developing pain is about 2% per year for the first 10 years after stone formation. After this, the chance for developing symptoms declines . On average, symptoms take about 8 years to develop. The reason for the decline in incidence after 10 years is not known, although some doctors suggest that "younger," smaller stones may be more likely to cause symptoms than larger, older ones.
The mildest and most common symptom of gallbladder disease is intermittent pain called biliary colic , which occurs either in the mid- or the right portion of the upper abdomen. A typical attack has several features:
The primary symptom is typically a steady gripping or gnawing pain in the upper right abdomen near the rib cage, which can be quite severe and can radiate to the upper back. Some patients with biliary colic experience the pain behind the breast bone.
Nausea or vomiting may occur.
Changes in position, over-the-counter pain relievers, and passage of gas do not relieve the symptoms.
Biliary colic typically disappears after 1 to several hours. If it persists beyond this point, acute cholecystitis or more serious conditions may be present.
The episodes typically occur at the same time of day, but less frequently than once a week. Large or fatty meals can precipitate the pain, but it usually occurs several hours after eating and often awakens the patient during the night.
Recurrence is common, but attacks can be years apart. In one study, for example, 30% of people who had had 1- 2 attacks experienced no further biliary pain over the next 10 years.
Digestive complaints such as belching, feeling unduly full after meals, bloating, heartburn (burning feeling behind the breast bone), or regurgitation (acid back-up in the food pipe) are not likely to be caused by gallbladder disease. Conditions that may cause these symptoms include peptic ulcer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or indigestion of unknown cause. [For more information, see In-Depth Reports #19 Peptic Ulcers and #85 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.]
Symptoms of Gallbladder Inflammation (Acute Cholecystitis)
Between 1 - 3% of people with symptomatic gallstones develop inflammation in the gallbladder ( acute cholecystitis ), which occurs when stones or sludge obstruct the duct. The symptoms are similar to those of biliary colic but are more persistent and severe. They include the following:
Pain in the upper right abdomen is severe and constant and can last for days. Pain frequently increases when drawing a breath.
Pain also may radiate to the back or occur under the shoulder blades, behind the breast bone, or on the left side.
About a third of patients have fever and chills.
Nausea and vomiting may occur.
Anyone who experiences such symptoms should seek medical attention. Infection develops in about 20% of these cases, which increases the danger. Acute cholecystitis can progress to gangrene or perforation of the gallbladder if left untreated. People with diabetes are at particular risk for serious complications.
Symptoms of Chronic Cholecystitis or Dysfunctional Gallbladders
Chronic gallbladder disease ( chronic cholecystitis ) is marked by gallstones and low-grade inflammation. In such cases the gallbladder may become scarred and stiff. Symptoms of chronic gallbladder disease include the following:
Complaints of gas, nausea, and abdominal discomfort after meals are the most common, but they may be vague and indistinguishable from similar complaints in people without gallbladder disease.
Chronic diarrhea (4 - 10 bowel movements every day for at least 3 months) may be a common symptom of gallbladder dysfunction.
Symptoms of Stones in the Common Bile Duct (Choledocholithiasis)
Stones lodged in the common bile duct ( choledocholithiasis ) can cause symptoms that are similar to those produced by stones that lodge in the gallbladder, but they may also cause the following symptoms:
Jaundice (yellowish skin)
Dark urine, lighter stools, or both
Heartbeat may become rapid and blood pressure may drop abruptly
Fever, chills, nausea and vomiting, and severe pain in the upper right abdomen. These symptoms suggest an infection in the bile duct (called cholangitis).
As in acute cholecystitis, patients who have these symptoms should seek medical help immediately. They may require emergency treatment.
Review Date: 5/15/2007
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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How safe is it to drink alcohol with mono?
Is it ok to sip on a few beers if I had mono (active symptoms) 2 weeks ago without an inflamed liver?
I recommend that yo udo not drink while you have mono (especially when you have symptoms)
Why does my breast become inflamed prior to eating?
Left breast, inflamation of glands prior to eating. I am thinking due to: digestive problems with fats, toxic overload to liver and spleen, lymph congestion, too much estrogen?
Looking for anyone with the same problem for help through natural remedies.
Sounds like you should be standing a bit further away from the cooker pet! Burning breasts really doesn't help! lol:-D
inflammation of the liver please help?
i have been to the drs today i have had pain around the rib cage right side for a short while sharp pains or when i bend down also, i admitt i have drank quite a bit for 4 years now and what i have looked up on the internet has really worried me my dr has asked for a blood test then a scan after that apparently i asked what i should do all he said was cut down and start to take care of myself im only 37 this month and my god what a wake up call what can i do now is this the end or do i have a second chance has anyone been or in the same situation please tell me what to do im past myself all he said at the time was he thought i had an inflamed liver normally you cant feel it
The first thing they tell liver patients, is to stop
drinking alcohol. This is alot easier said than
done. The second thing is to not take any
medication that is not "approved" by your
doctor, this includes herbal medications
or over the counter medications.
Mixing some medication with alcohol
can cause extreme liver damage that is irreversible.
Please don't take any medication with grapefruit or
grapefruit juice. Grapefruit can cause the
level of the drug in your body to go into a
toxic range even hours upon hours after it
is drunk. Most medication is process through
the liver and now your liver needs to rest and
heal, so the doctor knows which drug will
benefit you and at what dosage to prevent
When your body needs to heal in any manner, it is
best to eat a well balanced diet with natural garden type foods that are fresh and other foods that will provide the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Many liver patients end up mal-nutritioned because they don't feel much like eatting. They are harming themselves
by doing this cause they are making the
body weaker in the process. (stay away from
fast foods and processed things and things
with "high"sodium (salt contents).
I would ask the doctor what vitamins you might need to take and ask him to write them down. Alcohol depletes the body of certain vitamins, but...with the doctor having your blood test results, he knows best what you might need to have..because taking too much can also cause damage as not all vitamins move through the body fast enough and can build up to toxic levels.
Rest any time you feel tired or run down. Drink fluids but don't overdue this cause, depending on how your kidneys are doing, it could overwhelm them by drinking "too" much.
People who are in advanced stages of liver
disease can build up fluid in their body and
because the liver doesn't function well to
eliminate the toxins like it once did, the kidneys
have to try and take care of this.
Try and stay away from people who are sick
or have been around others who are sick, this
will give your body more of a chance to heal.
Stay away from chemical substances like
pesticides, carbon tetrachloride and any
other substance that can penetrate the skin
or you can breathe in.
Inflammation of the liver can be controlled
with medication to cause the liver to heal and
the inflammation to leave.
Stopping the use of a substance that may be
causing the problem can also help it to heal
because it isn't being abused any longer.
Inflammation of the cells is not the same
as the cells dying. However, inflammation
that isn't controlled can lead to the cells of
the liver dying and scars forming which is
known as cirrhosis. Once the cells die,
there isn't much you can do to prevent it
Liver patients have a shock when they find
out they have a disease. What you are going
through and the uncertainty of it all is
completely normal. The fact that you want
to be healed is great, so many deny there is
anything wrong with them and are unwilling
to do what needs to be done. The wait for
the tests can really get to a person...but it
the only way to be sure exactly what is taking
place. When the liver is inflammed, it usually
enlarges in size and sometimes the doctor
can feel this enlargement. The liver is
soft and pliable. Once the liver advances
toward the cirrhosis, death of the cells, stage
it decreases in size, feels nodular and harder
as the cells die. Usually, the first signs of the
disease advancing is the whites of the eyes and
the skin color turning yellow. If you look for
this, do it outside in clear light of day for true
lighting as inside lighting can make it appear
Liver disease can appear from many different
causes and not just alcohol consumption.
It can be hereditary, it can be caused by
excess iron or copper, it can be cause by
a malformation of or blockage of the bile ducts,
by being overweight, by toxic levels of drug
or chemicals in the body, etc.
These are just some suggestions of what
you may do. You may have gall bladder stones
which can be painful. The gallbladder is located
just under the liver and it stores the bile that
the liver forms and releases it into the first
part of the small intestines. If it is blocking
the bile from going to the intestines, then it
also can cause pain. Depending on what
tests you have done, it will tell what is really
wrong. You are taking the appropriate steps
and I wish you well.