Liver, just below the diaphragm, right side, approximately 2 kilograms in weight dark red color is a soft organ. Necessary to live a lot of chemical events occur here. Liver Duty: – The day is approximately 4 cups 1 liter secretes bile. – Fat, protein and regulates glucose metabolism. – The body’s temperature settings. – Body in need of water and makes vitamin. – Oil, protein, sugar and blood is necessary for the construction materials store, Adjusts the amount of blood. – On the role of hormones is effective.
Liver can not make any of the above-mentioned tasks will become if, various diseases occur. One of the most important ones, liver failure, liver inflammation, liver cirrhosis, gallbladder stones and gallbladder inflammation is.
Chronic alcohol poisoning, chronic liver tract diseases, malaria, syphilis, jaundice in the case of diseases such as severe liver tissue is damaged.
Instead of the tissue collapsed connective tissue typical of cirrhosis occurs. Usually between the ages of 40-60 is seen in men.
Liver swelling: Any liver disease during liver cell swelling and blockage of the bile duct as a result an emerging. In the language of medicine is called hepatitis jaundice. All the tissues of the patient or an even yellow white of eyes is painted. Urine becomes dark. Itching of the skin is visible.
Liver the result does not do enough in common tasks is a disease. Symptoms of intestinal gas, abdominal swelling, pain in the right flank, nose, reddening, pale color, face and get spots such as freckles, strawberry tongue, bitter mouth, nausea, constipation, palpitation, swelling of the hands and feet, decreased vision and hearing can be seen. Urine color, dark mornings, the day is clear. Urine is much quit. Patient’s chocolate, spicy foods, pickles, fried food, and should not eat fatty things.
Liver Common Symptoms of disease: The patient feels pains in the right flank are in excess of intestinal gas. Swollen abdomen, anus nasty smells coming out of gas. Skin color and sometimes it turns yellow eye whites. Spots on the face and hands are like freckles. Complains of indigestion. In the language of rust and bitterness in the mouth feels in the morning. Breath also smells. Feels pain in the neck in the morning. Palpitations, loss of appetite is. The color of yellow and dark urine in the morning, in the later hours, the clear and open. I often go to the urine. Calf muscles are sore. The hands and feet are swelling. Does not want to sleep at night. Vision and hearing or feeling weak.
a Digestive disorders, mild nausea, loss of appetite, gas first express symptoms.
a They then jaundice, abdominal dropsy, severe symptoms such as weight loss occurs.
a Leather the color of dirty yellow.
a Most of the time hemorrhoids bleeding are seen.
Abdominal bloating after seeing the treatment of cases not taken seriously go to the road, but unless the patient can live 3-4 years.
A diet rich in protein should be applied, as well liver should be given nutritious vitamins. Alcohol and fries type food should be forbidden.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the outcome after being diadnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver?
After having a routine MRI some abnormalities showed up which led to further testing and a liver biopsy. It appears that at sometime in the past I had auto immune hepatitis that went undiagnosed. I really didn’t have any symptoms other then fatigue but then I was always fatigued for other reasons. As of right now even with the cirrohsis my liver function is normal but my liver enzymes are elevated but not high enough for treatment. I realize the hepatitis could flare up again which would call for aggressive treatment to prevent any further scaring of my liver. I have read all kinds of information on these diseases both very disturbing and some encouraging but I would just like to know if anyone who reads this has been diagnosed with this or knows someone who has and what has been the outcome.
I have an autoimmune disease in which my autoimmune system attacks the bile ducts in my liver. This is called primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). I am curious to know how the doctors came to the conclusion that you have a problem with your autoimmune system to the point that it has caused cirrhosis. If this is true, then this autoimmune problem has been going on for a very long time to damage your liver to the point of it being cirrhotic. I had no symptoms with my disease until my liver was already 90% destroyed with cirrhosis. I suddenly started to swell up with fluid and had no idea anything was wrong prior to that. It was a shock to me that my liver had so much cirrhosis that I would need a transplant. I had no idea anything was going on inside of me.
That autoimmune hepatitis is probably still flaring up each and every day since it just doesn’t stop and go away. It takes many years to destroy a liver. There is really nothing much they can do as far as treating it. Sometimes they will give medication to help it, but it really doesn’t stop the disease from progressing, especially when its from your autoimmune system. When symptoms from the cirrhosis appear, they can give medications to control them and lab work is done routinely to ward off problems early. I used to have to get an endoscope done every 3-6 months to get banding done to any varices that form to lower the risk of bleeding problems. Basically, they just let the disease take its course since there is no cure other than a transplant.
Even when my liver was 90% destroyed, my liver enzymes were just slightly above normal. My transplant doctor told me this can happen with some people, that the enzymes can almost normalize even though the disease is far advanced.
You said you had a biopsy done. It should show the amount of damage done and how much cirrhosis (scarring) your liver has in it. Figuring out the cause of it when it is not so obvious like alcoholism, can be difficult to diagnose. That’s why I asked how they determined yours was from an autoimmune problem. I didn’t know the real cause of mine until after my transplant. The biopsy also should show whether or not there is active inflammation going on. The elevated enzymes can be an indication that there could be continued inflammation.
The good thing is that you are still asymptomatic which means your liver is still compensating. It can stay this way for a long time. When I started to swell with fluid, that was my first sign of it starting to decompensate. Even then, I took diuretics that controlled the fluid retention quite well for several years. Once I was diagnosed with cirrhosis, I believe I went and got evaluated for transplant and was placed on the list a year later. I waited 18 months for my transplant and am doing well today. My autoimmune disease still wants to attack my new liver. I do take a medication that works well in keeping my enzymes in normal range which means there most likely will not be any damage as long as they remain that way.
If you want to ask me anything else, just email me. I will be happy to help you if I can.
Cirrhosis of the liver symptoms.. and Need Help!!?
I have a family member who has been diagnosed 15+ years ago with cirrhosis of the liver. He is probably the largest alcoholic known to mankind. He drinks at least 30 + beers a day, and is now experiencing constant nosebleeds, for over 3 days now.. It just bleeds and bleeds when he sits up. He has blood in his urine and his stool appears blackish greenish of color and has constant diarrhea, but does not eat very often.. at all!
I am assuming that hes in the end stages of this disease and want to know if any of you have had these issues with a family member or friend, and what is wrong and how long that this trend will continue and what will happen.
Thank you so much for your cooperation in advance, we appreciate any answers you may have!
I have worked with people who had cirrhosis. They get swelling in their abdomen (ascites) & extremities (edema). The stomach can get the size of a honeydew melon.
Vit K gets reduced & so there is more bleeding. As the toxins build up in the body, the skin begins to itch…the person becomes jaundiced & mental changes occur…sometimes during these various stages antibiotics are given.
High potency Vit B complex can be helpful as can milk thistle. However, I don’t know how long it will prolong his life.
Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>cirrhosis
I’m very sorry to hear of your situation.
my mom thinks she has an ear infection? seriously, i need help!?
she’s a recovering alcoholic with cirrhosis, otherwise known as liver disease, and she can’t take pain killers or antibiotics and i was wondering what she can do!!! it seems like she just has the symptoms of a regular ear infection and i’m really worried for her, any advice?!?
Take her to the doctor.
Cirrhosis of the Liver???Will my dad die?
My dad has been a raging alcoholic for 20+ years. Hard liquor from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed. It’s his life.
About a year ago he was admitted into the hospital for Kidney Failure but made it out of it okay.
Just about a week ago he was admitted into the hospital because his skin and eyes had turned yellow and he collapsed. During that time the doctors explained that he was no longer a candidate for a Liver transplant, his liver was beyond repair, they can just treat the symptoms….
He was let go after 5 days of being in the hospital because he was stable. 2 days following he was readmitted into the hospital only this time he’s worse…….
here is a list of his symptoms;
Weakness (can barely lift a bottle of soda to his mouth)
Weight loss (20 + pounds in a week)
Severe Jaundice….like glowing
Very swollen abdomen
Personality changes, forgetfullness
Decreased mental function, slow to respond, blank stares
loss of balance, equilibrium problems
It’s just terrible and it’s breaking my heart seeing him this way.
I was reading posts from people who had someone close with this disease, they described the same symptoms I did and there loved ones ended up dying.. I’m so afraid of that.
What are the chances??
Any help or enlightment would be greatly appreciated!
Im not sure if I should be precise…..When I say fluid retention, I mean fluid in around his liver which they already had to remove
The honest prgnosis is they are not sure at this point whether he’ll live or die.
They say it may be time to start making out his will and planning his funeral arrangements just to be safe
I can answer your question because I had liver failure and a transplant. Your father has cirrhosis from his alcoholism. That is when healthy tissue is replaced with scar tissue in the liver and it can no longer function very well. Even though others will tell you the liver can regenerate, this is not the case when it comes to cirrhosis. Scarring is permanent in the liver and does not go away. The damage has been done from many years of alcohol abuse.
Everything you told me tells me that your father is in end stage liver disease. His condition is serious and he will not get better unless he receives a transplant. When the liver is beyond repair, that is when a person needs a transplant. The problem with your father is that he is an active alcoholic. There might also be some other medical reasons he could not qualify, but that is the first thing they look at for a candidate.
It’s very difficult for an alcoholic to receive a transplant, but there are many success stories out there. The patient has to be committed to changing their lifestyle and never drink alcohol again for the rest of their life. Transplant centers require at least 6 months of proven sobriety before they will even begin to consider an alcoholic for a transplant. The problem that happens with many alcoholics is that they don’t have 6 months left to live with their disease. They let it go too far and ignore it until they are near death before seeking help.
I don’t know how your father feels about his disease and his alcoholism, but if he is serious about staying alive, he could go to a transplant center and at the very least talk to them. They will tell him what his options are for getting help and possibly getting a transplant if he has enough time left. If he is still drinking after all this, then I would say there is not much hope for him getting well. He has all the typical signs of end stage cirrhosis.
It’s also extra difficult for an alcoholic to get a transplant because they not only have to deal with the cirrhosis, but they also have to deal with their addiction to alcohol. But as I said, there are many success stories. The husband of a family friend of mine just recently got his transplant and he was an alcoholic for at least 20 years+. When he found out he destroyed his liver, he went to the transplant center, did everything he was supposed to do including rehab for 6 months and submitting to random drug/alcohol testing prior to his transplant. After the 6 months, he got listed and just recently received his transplant. I hear he is doing very well now. I don’t know whether or not your father could be one of these success stories, but I want you to know that it might be an option for your father if he is willing.
I had cirrhosis too but mine was from an autoimmune disease. No matter what the reason for having cirrhosis, it pretty much acts the same for everyone.
fat soluble vitamins – dont build up in the body, are absorbed by fat, a lot are needed by the body, or pass easily through the blood stream
tiny air sacs in lungs destroyed and breathing becomes harder by a disease known as – lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema
carbon monoxide is present in blood and boday tissues and cells are deprived of – hemoglobin, carcinogens, iron, oxygen
nicotin causes addiction and – acts as a stimulant, is a carcinogen, competes with oxygen , or destroys cilia
a symptom of alcohol poison is – irregular heart beat, or increased respiration
liver tissues replaced with useless scar tissue is – fatty liver, alcoholic hepititis, cirrhosis, or fetal alcoholic syndrome
tar contained in tobacco smoke is harmful to the lungs because -
it clogs blodd vessels, paralyzies cilia, its a stimulant, or its addictive
a disease caused by a virus is – tuberculosis , malaria, or influenza ringworm…
- are absorbed by fat
-acts as a stimulant
I NEED HELP WITH ALCOHOL FACTZ PLZZ!!! I PICK BESST ANSWER?
A chronic liver disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption is known as:
Gender, emotion, mental status, and amount of time throughout consumption are a few factors that can change the effects each time alcohol is consumed by an individual.
All 50 states enacted a BAC limit of .08 as the legal limit for drunk drivers over the age of 21.
The following does NOT have the same alcohol content as a 12 oz. beer:
Depends on the type of beer
5 oz. glass of wine
1.5 oz. of 80 proof distilled spirits (shot)
none of the above
The best way to avoid a dangerous situation involving drunk driving is to:
Avoid alcohol and drugs altogether because you don’t need them anyway.
Do what your friends tell you to do.
Drink just a little or limit your drug intake.
All of the following are symptoms of alcoholism except for:
tolerance (you have to drink more and more to get “buzzed.”)
Alcohol in the stomach…
is partially absorbed from the stomach.
interferes with digestion of essential vitamins and minerals.
can lead to gastritis and ulcers from long term use.
All answers are correct.
Drinking alcohol can effect the heart, liver, stomach, and brain.
If you are the driver of a vehicle, there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.
Moderate to Excessive Binge Drinking can cause:
health benefits for the heart, including reducing chance of heart attack
Cardiac Arrhythmia (abnormal rhythms) and sudden cardiac death
reduction in blood pressure and/or chance of stroke
Mandatory license plate revocation is ineffective against drunk driving.
___________ are more likely to become alcoholics.
children of alcoholic parents
Which of the following is a problem a baby may have if the mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant?
motor skills problems
hearing and vision problems
may include problems with motor skills, hearing and vision
There are less alcohol-related fatalities for 18, 19, and 20 year olds than for the population over 21.
According to research what would be the single most effective deterrent for drinking and driving?
Automatic license revocation
Inability to post bail if arrested
This law imposes potential liability on the host of a party if alcohol is served to an obviously intoxicated person or a minor.
minor party law
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), is a standard used to:
Determine what type of alcohol had been consumed
Determine how many total drinks have been consumed
Determine between sobriety and intoxication
Determine how long since your last alcoholic drink
Examples of important functional skills that are not visible to others, but are affected by alcohol, are thinking skills like evaluating risk and processing information. This means that steering, braking, lane changing, and response time could be affected in a driver that has been dr
Depends on type of beer
Avoid alcohol & drugs
All are correct
Reduction of blood pressure
Children of alcoholic parents
May include problems with motor skills, hearing, vision
Determine between sobriety & intoxication