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Liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that causes illness. The liver is responsible for many critical functions within the body and should it become diseased or injured, the loss of those functions can cause significant damage to the body. Liver disease is also referred to as hepatic disease. Liver disease is a broad term that covers all the potential problems that cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions. Usually, more than 75% or three quarters of liver tissue needs to be affected before a decrease in function occurs. The liver is the largest solid organ in the body; and is also considered a gland because among its many functions, it makes and secretes bile. The liver is located in the upper right portion of the abdomen protected by the rib cage. It has two main lobes that are made up of tiny lobules. The liver cells have two different sources of blood supply. The hepatic artery supplies oxygen rich blood that is pumped from the heart, while the portal vein supplies nutrients from the intestine and the spleen. Normally, veins return blood from the body to the heart, but the portal vein allows nutrients and chemicals from the digestive tract to enter the liver for processing and filtering prior to entering the general circulation. The portal vein also efficiently delivers the chemicals and proteins that liver cells need to produce the proteins, cholesterol, and glycogen required for normal body activities. As part of its function, the liver makes bile, a fluid that contains among other substances, water, chemicals, and bile acids (made from stored cholesterol in the liver). Bile is stored in the gallbladder and when food enters the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine), bile is secreted into the duodenum, to aid in the digestion of food.
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The liver can be damaged in a variety of ways. Cells can become inflamed, for example, hepatitis. Bile flow can be obstructed, for example, cholestasis). Cholesterol ortriglycerides can accumulate, for example, steatosis). Blood flow to the liver may be compromised. Liver tissue can be damaged by chemicals and minerals, or infiltrated by abnormal cells, like cancer cells. Alcohol abuse Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of liver disease in North America. Alcohol is directly toxic to liver cells and can cause liver inflammation, referred to as alcoholic hepatitis. In chronic alcohol abuse, fat accumulation occurs in liver cells affecting their ability to function. Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is a late-stage of liver disease. Scarring of the liver and loss of functioning liver cells cause the liver to fail. Significant amounts of liver cells need to be damaged before the hole organ fails to function.
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Drug-induced liver disease Liver cells may become temporarily inflamed or permanently damaged by exposure to medications or drugs. Some medications or drugs require an overdose to cause liver injury while others may cause the damage even when taken in the appropriately prescribed dosage. Taking excess amounts of acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) can cause liver failure. This is the reason that warning labels exist on many over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen and why prescription narcotic-acetaminophen combination medications (for example, Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, Tylenol #3) limit the numbers of tablets to be taken in a day. For patients with underlying liver disease or those who abuse alcohol, that daily limit is lower and acetaminophen may be contra-indicated in those individuals. Statins are drugs commonly prescribed to control elevated blood levels of cholesterol. Even when taken in the appropriately prescribed dose, liver inflammation may occur. This inflammation can be detected by blood tests that measure liver enzymes. Stopping the medication usually results in return of the liver function to normal. Niacin is another medication used to control elevated blood levels of cholesterol, but liver inflammation with this medication is related to the dose taken. Similarly, patients with underlying liver disease may be at higher risk of developing liver disease due to medications such as niacin. Recent studies have found that niacin may not be as effective as previously thought in controlling high cholesterol. Patients who take niacin may want to see their health care professional to determine if other treatment options may be appropriate. There are numerous other medications that may cause liver inflammation, most of which will resolve when the medication is stopped.
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Infectious hepatitis The term "hepatitis" means inflammation, and liver cells can become inflamed because of infection. Hepatitis A is a viral infection that is spread primarily through the fecal-oral route when small amounts of infected fecal matter are inadvertently ingested. Hepatitis A causes an acute inflammation of the liver which generally resolves spontaneously. The hepatitis A vaccine can prevent this infection. Thorough hand washing, especially when preparing food is the best way to prevent the spread of hepatitis A. This is especially important for workers who work in the food and restaurant industries. Hepatitis B is spread by exposure to body fluids (needles from drug abusers, contaminated blood, and sexual contact) and can cause an acute infection, but can also progress to cause chronic inflammation (chronic hepatitis) that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine can prevent this infection. Hepatitis C causes chronic hepatitis. An infected individual may not recall any acute illness. Hepatitis C is spread by exposure to body fluids (needles from drug abusers, contaminated blood, and some forms of sexual contact). Chronic hepatitis C may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. At present, there is no vaccine against this virus. There is a recommendation to test all people born between 1945 and 1965 for Hepatitis C antibody to identify people who do not know that they have contracted the disease. Newer medications are now available to treat and potentially cure Hepatitis C. Hepatitis D is a virus that requires concomitant infection with hepatitis B to survive, and is spread via body fluid exposure (needles from drug abusers, contaminated blood, and sexual contact). Hepatitis E is a virus that is spread via exposure to contaminated food and water.
6 Jan 2018
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The lymphatic system removes infections and other toxins from the blood. A sick body is a toxic and infected (or soon to be infected) body. Arguably, most every chronic disease and every infection is indicative of an overwhelmed lymphatic system. When the system is overwhelmed, the body is overwhelmed. With any chronic illness, getting well includes improving lymphatic function. Edema, or Oedema – Swelling that results when tissues cannot drain fluid into the lymphatic system quickly enough – see image above. Lymphedema – Caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, part of the immune and circulatory systems. Lymphedema is most commonly caused by lymph node removal or damage due to cancer treatment. Elephantiasis – Medically known as lymphatic filariasis, a condition characterized by enlargement of an area of the body, typically the limbs. It looks like a severe case of edema, and it is. Glandular fever – A type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. Symptoms include tender lymph nodes. Hodgkin’s disease – A type of cancer of the lymphatic system. Tonsillitis – Infection of the tonsils in the throat. Lymphadenopathy – Occurs when the lymph nodes swell due to infections. Viral infections like measles, rubella, glandular fever, and HIV may also cause lymphadenopathy of the lymph nodes. Lymphadenitis – Inflammation of the lymph nodes usually caused due to infections. Filariasis – An infection of the lymphatic channels by a worm or parasite. Splenomegaly – Swelling of the spleen due to a viral infection like infectious mononucleosis. All lymphatic disorders equate to a slow moving, less efficient lymphatic system. This immediately leads to toxic blood and tissue with cancerous and otherwise sickly cells that should have been filtered out.
6 Jan 2018
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The precise diagnosis of liver disease involves a history and physical examination performed by a health care professional. Understanding the symptoms and the patient's risk factors for liver disease will help guide any diagnostic tests that may be considered. Sometimes history is difficult, especially in patients who abuse alcohol. These patients tend to minimize their consumption, and it is often family members who are able to provide the correct information. Liver disease can have physical findings that affect almost all body systems including the heart, lungs, abdomen, skin, brain and cognitive function, and other parts of the nervous system. The physical examination often requires evaluation of the entire body. Blood tests are helpful in assessing liver inflammation and function. Specific liver function blood tests include: AST and ALT ( transaminase chemicals released with liver cell inflammation); GGT and alkaline phosphatase (chemicals released by cells lining the bile ducts); bilirubin; and protein and albumin levels.
16 Jan 2018
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9 Jan 2018
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My successful Lyme Disease and co-infections recovery in 2 months, mostly without drugs. The following were helpful or inspirational in my search for my cure: Johns Hopkins, Dr. Eva Sapi, Yolanda Hadid, New York Post, ILADS, Dr. Burrascano, Dr. Zhang, Will Wiegman PhD, actress Karen Allen, LymeDisease dot org, CureZone dot org,
7 Jan 2018
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Video on Chronic kidney disease in Men: Causes, symptoms, and treatments by Dr. P.N. Gupta, Chief Of Nephrology & Kidney Transplant, Paras Hospitals. पुरुषों में क्रोनिक किडनी रोग पर वीडियो: डॉ। पी.एन. द्वारा कारणे, लक्षण, और उपचार। गुप्ता, चीफ ऑफ नेफ्रोलॉजी और किडनी ट्रांसप्लांट, पारस हॉस्पिटल
15 Jan 2018
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The Disease of the Heart
18 Jan 2018
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Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to cure. In fact, only 2 people have beat the intermediate to chronic stages of Lyme disease, and I’m Rob Matthies, and I’m one of them. Lyme disease progresses quickly, around 20 days after the initial infection. My story starts out like most others that become infected. I was hiking in Vancouver and contracted Lyme disease and so did my hiking companion. Soon after the hike, I began to feel unwell as the typical symptoms of Lyme disease began sprouting up including the telltale rash, severe joint pain, and brain fog. I cured myself in less than 60 days while my friend is still being treated for it as well as Bartonella and Babiosis, co-infections that come about from Lyme disease. Traditionally, those with Lyme disease would go on a regimen of Doxycycline. However, in December of 2017, the Lyme Disease Organization featured a study about a 28-day regimen of Doxycycline and how it does not kill Borrelia bacteria. In fact, Lyme disease is not easy to cure with Western medicines. A look at Will Wiegman, PhD, as well as other internet resources including Johns Hopkins, ILADS, and even read up on what Real Housewives’ star and famous model Yolanda Hadid had done in order to beat Lyme disease. I thought I was going to die. And then, I fought back using a non-standard regimen that cured my severe Lyme disease. I want to share my cure for Lyme disease with the world through my documentary that needs donations in order to complete. Lyme disease is a horrible way for one to exist in this world and the thing is, we can eliminate it effectively and give people their lives back. Help me make this a reality, for it could be you that’s enjoying a gorgeous day outdoors one day only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease the next.
19 Jan 2018
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Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to cure. In fact, only 2 people have beat the intermediate to chronic stages of Lyme disease, and I’m Rob Matthies, and I’m one of them. Lyme disease progresses quickly, around 20 days after the initial infection. My story starts out like most others that become infected. I was hiking in Vancouver and contracted Lyme disease and so did my hiking companion. Soon after the hike, I began to feel unwell as the typical symptoms of Lyme disease began sprouting up including the telltale rash, severe joint pain, and brain fog. I cured myself in less than 60 days while my friend is still being treated for it as well as Bartonella and Babiosis, co-infections that come about from Lyme disease. Traditionally, those with Lyme disease would go on a regimen of Doxycycline. However, in December of 2017, the Lyme Disease Organization featured a study about a 28-day regimen of Doxycycline and how it does not kill Borrelia bacteria. In fact, Lyme disease is not easy to cure with Western medicines. A look at Will Wiegman, PhD, as well as other internet resources including Johns Hopkins, ILADS, and even read up on what Real Housewives’ star and famous model Yolanda Hadid had done in order to beat Lyme disease. I thought I was going to die. And then, I fought back using a non-standard regimen that cured my severe Lyme disease. I want to share my cure for Lyme disease with the world through my documentary that needs donations in order to complete. Lyme disease is a horrible way for one to exist in this world and the thing is, we can eliminate it effectively and give people their lives back. Help me make this a reality, for it could be you that’s enjoying a gorgeous day outdoors one day only to be diagnosed with Lyme disease the next.
19 Jan 2018
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