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Cirrhosis of the Liver by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment The liver, the largest organ in the body, is essential in keeping the body functioning properly. It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood, produces immune agents to control infection, and removes germs and bacteria from the blood. It makes proteins that regulate blood clotting and produces bile to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vi ... Read on »
What I need to know about Cirrhosis of the Liver by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is cirrhosis of the liver? Cirrhosis refers to scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. It replaces healthy tissue. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does—make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food, and store energy for when you need it. Sca ... Read on »
What is Cirrhosis of the Liver? by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Cirrhosis of the liver is a liver disease characterized by a gradual annihilation of the liver cells. These cells are progressively replaced with fibrous tissue, which then leads to hardening. Cirrhosis is irreversible chronic injury of the liver. It often has no symptoms. Your health care provider will diagnose cirrhosis based on your m ... Read on »
Cirrhosis of the Liver by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 3 Comments The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It serves as a combination of manufacturing plant, chemical laboratory and storehouse of nutrients. It produces many vital elements and pours them into the blood stream, or stores until needed. Some of its functions are the p ... Read on »
One or two units of alcohol a day can increase the risk of cancer by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:17pm Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer From riotous nights in the pub to a quiet glass with dinner, alcohol is an ever-present part of British life. But it has its dark side, leading to hangovers, embarrassment or worse. After smoking, drinking alcohol is one of the most important and well established causes of cancer ... Read on »
How Alcohol Can Kill Your Liver — And You by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 11:42pm The response to my blog; Should Alcoholics Get Liver Transplants, was overwhelming.   I’ve been posting for a little over a year and no other blog has generated a response as heavy as this one.   Because so many people were interested in the effect of alcohol on the liver, I decided to offer a brief expansion of the topic.   I think it ... Read on »
What Alcohol Can Do to Your Liver by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Jun 2011 7:12am Bob Aronson, the author of this blog, is a recovering alcoholic (since 1982), a former smoker and a 2007 heart transplant recipient.  He wrote this blog about two years ago  but because of  hundreds of  inquiries about how alcohol affects the liver he is re-posting it. I think it is important to point out here that while I am a recovering a ... Read on »
How Alcohol Can Kill Your Liver — And YouMarch 4, 2009 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm The response to my blog; Should Alcoholics Get Liver Transplants, was overwhelming.   I’ve been posting for a little over a year and no other blog has generated a response as heavy as this one.   Because so many people were interested in the effect of alcohol on the liver, I decided to offer a brief expansion of the topic.   I think it is ... Read on »
Should Alcoholics with Liver Failure Receive Liver Transplants? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Nov 2011 12:00am Here's an interesting question. Should alcoholics with liver failure be candidates for liver transplants, some of which will presumably paid for by health insurance or public funds? A recent article raised this controversial topic (see: Liver Transplant Can Give Some Alcoholics a Second Chance, Says French Study ). Below is an excerp ... Read on »
Modified Protein May Lead To First Cure For Cirrhosis Of The Liver by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm 2 Comments ScienceDaily (Dec. 28, 2007) — University of California, San Diego researchers have proven in animal studies that fibrosis in the liver can be not only stopped, but reversed. Their discovery, to be published in PLoS Online on December 26, opens the door to treating and curing conditions that lead to excessive tissue scarring such as viral hepat ... Read on »