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Can You Get Alcoholic Liver Disease?

12 April, 2017
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Liver is the largest organ of the human body and encompasses a wide array of tasks which include detoxification, energy production, storage, etc. The food which you eat, after digestion passes through liver via portal system (a group of vessels which transports blood containing digested food from intestine to liver). Consider this- Liver acts a …

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Alcoholic Liver Disease – 5 Things to Know

11 April, 2017
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1. What is Alcoholic Liver Disease? Prolonged drinking can lead to an inflammation of the liver, leading to alcoholic liver disease. Those who have been drinking heavily and consuming a large amount of alcohol are prone to this disease. 2. What are the symptoms? According to a top gastroenterologist, typical symptoms of alcoholic liver disease include …

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Signs & Symptoms Of Common Liver Problems

6 August, 2018
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At almost the size of an average football, the liver sits just below the rib cage. The prime function of the liver is to help digest the food while also protecting the body against toxic waste. Liver provides the body with bile – an alkaline compound which is responsible for breaking down fat. The bile …

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Common Liver Diseases

25 October, 2016
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We all have witnessed a change in our lifestyle: sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep, increased stress, consumption of high-fat diet, & of course the magnanimous rise in alcohol consumption and smoking. All this has led to an increase in a lot of lifestyle disorders including liver diseases. Hepatitis and Fatty Liver are the most commonly …

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Who needs a Liver Transplant?

17 October, 2016
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Liver transplant is specialized surgery that is performed to remove the diseased liver, incapable of forming its physiological functions, with a healthy liver. It is a lifesaving procedure for those who have been suffering because of a malfunctioning liver, for long. There are a number of patients who need the transplant than the number of …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Liver

15 July, 2016
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We all have read about major body organs in school. What most of us remember about liver is that it aids in digestion and is adversely affected by too much of alcohol consumption. Well, it is time for you to update that information!! Apart from filtering your blood of toxins (yes, your heart doesn’t do …

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Liver Failure FAQ

6 February, 2015
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What is liver failure? Liver failure is the medical condition in which the liver is no longer to perform its normal activities. What are different types of liver failure? There are mainly 2 types of liver failure: Acute – Sudden onset of liver failure over few days or weeks is called acute liver failure. Chronic …

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Liver Transplant FAQ

5 February, 2015
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What is liver transplant? A liver transplant is a surgical procedure by which a surgeon replaces a dysfunctional or damaged liver with a healthy one. Either a part of liver or whole liver is transplanted, according to the indication of the transplant. Since liver is the only organ in the body which can regenerate to …

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Unexplained stomach discomfort could mean Liver enlargement

9 October, 2014
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What is liver enlargement? Liver is a vital organ located on the upper right abdomen. It clears toxins from the body and enables clotting of blood. Liver enlargement, or hepatomegaly as it is known in medical terms, refers to swelling of the liver beyond its normal size. An enlarged liver is not a disease by …

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Liver problems can be big problems

9 September, 2014
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The liver, one of the largest organs of the human body, is also one of the most likely sites in the body to be affected by a disease. Being the organ that performs a number of vital functions, the liver is exposed to a number of substances that can cause malfunctioning. One of the major …

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Can Only Alcoholics get Fatty Liver?

24 April, 2014
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Overweight people having metabolic issues (diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and dyslipidemia) and alcoholics worldwide are most susceptible to Fatty Liver. The condition is associated with other diseases that influence fat metabolism. The good news is fatty liver disease (FLD) is reversible. Large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., …

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Liver Cancer: Hepatocellular Carcinoma

15 November, 2013
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What is hepatocellular carcinoma? Liver is an organ present in the upper right abdomen of the body, above the stomach and beneath the diaphragm. Hepatocellular carcinoma or HCC is the cancer of the liver cells (hepatocytes). It is the most common type of primary liver cancer. It is important to note that not all cancers …

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Do You Know The Symptoms Of Jaundice?

20 August, 2018
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Jaundice is a condition which involves yellowish discoloration of the skin, the eyes, and the mucous. Many refer to jaundice as a disease, however, it is actually a condition which points to an underlying disease. The yellow discoloration of the skin during jaundice occurs because of increased amounts of destroyed red blood cells. These destroyed …

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5 Rare Medical Conditions -Tips On How To Treat

24 January, 2019
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Most of us are well aware of medical conditions like asthma, hypertension, and diabetes. However, there are other serious illnesses so rare they are never discussed by the general public. Next, we will discuss five uncommon medical conditions and give tips on how to treat them. Foreign Accent Syndrome Foreign accent syndrome, or FAS, alters …

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October 11: World Obesity Day 2017

11 October, 2017
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The World Obesity Day is celebrated on 11th October every year. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the WHO. The day revolves around raising awareness about obesity as a public health hazard and its serious concerns along with promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Being …

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

15 April, 2017
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Ethyl Alcohol or Ethanol is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor which affects the human body adversely. Excessive alcohol consumption causes deformation of the brain, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, impaired judgment, slow reflexes, lack of coordination, flushed appearance, and blurred vision. Alcohol Abuse is the condition whereby the drinker can set limits on the consumption. …

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Insulin FAQ

30 April, 2015
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What is Insulin? Insulin is the sugar controlling hormone in human bodies, created by the beta cells at islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The hormone is endocrinal in nature and controls blood sugar levels by acting as signals asking cells to take up blood glucose. What does Insulin do? Insulin binds with blood glucose …

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Diabetes: FAQs

5 January, 2015
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1. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the blood sugar or blood glucose level increases above the normal levels. The glucose or sugar comes from the food that we intake. Our body has a hormone called insulin that is produced by the pancreas. It helps the glucose to enter our cells …

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Stress is Killing You – Literally

9 October, 2014
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Numerous daily activities can make the body feel stressed. Though everyone has a different way of reacting to stress and threshold of stress they can bear, these factors can cause a host of health problems. Of these, one of them is heart disease. How stress ruins heart health It is believed that stress can worsen the …

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Obesity Counselling: Importance of eating healthy

26 May, 2014
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Obesity counselling is proven to be very beneficial for those who are overweight. It provides support, guidance and encouragement to the individuals for overcoming the problem and improving their quality of life. Counselling is an effective way to acknowledge and understand the various factors that are adding to obesity. It helps people to take measures …