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LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... 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 »
Signs & Symptoms of Cirrhosis by Well Med Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 2 Comments Here is a list of some of the common signs and symptoms of Cirrhosis: Ankle swelling Ascites Bleeding easily Blood in stool Bruising easily Changes in sleep habits Dark urine Degraded mental function Digestive bleeding Edema Enlarged liver Enlarged spleen Esophageal bleeding Excoriations Exhaustion F ... Read on »
Liver Biopsy by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm The digestive system In a liver biopsy (BYE-op-see), the physician examines a small piece of tissue from your liver for signs of damage or disease. A special needle is used to remove the tissue from the liver. The physician decides to do a liver biopsy after tests suggest that the liver does not work properly. For ... 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 »
My experience discovering and finding success using Vitamin E for better liver health by Rosehaven Cottage .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Oct 2013 6:39pm At the beginning of the summer (about 3 months ago), I was beginning to feel the effects of my liver being enlarged again. It wasn't as bad as when I ended up in the ER the end of June 2012, but I could feel it was trying to head in that direction. After the thorough ER ultrasound in 2012 uncovered that my liver was enlarged, I put two and ... Read on »
Friday 5: Me and Liver Disease by KMunoz28 Posted Fri 19 Jul 2013 10:50pm Liver Disease is a taboo subject to most people.  When I tell someone that I have a liver disease they usually think it is from drinking.  They they ask  if its from hepatitis.  No and nope.  When I tell them that I have Budd Chiari Syndrome they look at me like I am speaking Marshallese.  What is it?  How did I get it?  How to I cure it? Is ther ... Read on »
Liver Function Tests by rickisjourney Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 12:00am Just something you should be aware of... when all those doctors are talking about your LFT's and Liver enzymes... this is what they are talking about. For us liver transplant patients, we hear it a lot! Liver Function Tests a Simple FactSheet from the AIDS Treatment Data Network ||||| What are L ... Read on »
Repost: Do I look like I need a liver? by KMunoz28 Posted Sat 19 Nov 2011 1:29am Day 19:  Grab a post from your archives and re post it! Add a few sentences at the beginning to frame it. Why you chose it. Why you liked it. And why it should be shared again. In doing this challenge, there is one thing that stands out even more than ever.  There is not a lot of talk about liver disease or organ donation.  As I've said before ... Read on »
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 »