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Gastroenterologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Ravishankar H R is a renowned Gastroenterologist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at The Bangalore Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravishankar H R on Lybrate.com.

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Liver Transplant Surgery - Everything You Need To Know About It!

MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Gastroenterology, MBBS
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Ghaziabad
Liver Transplant Surgery - Everything You Need To Know About It!

As you might already know, the liver performs some important functions for the body such as removing toxins from the blood stream, regulating the immune response, processing hormones, nutrients, and medications, production of bile, production of protein, etc. That’s why the liver is considered to be the most important organ of the human body, and it’s vital to have a healthy, functioning liver. However, in some cases, a person needs a liver transplant. This is a complex surgical procedure that aims at replacing a non-functioning liver with a healthy liver from a donor.

Why is liver transplant done?
Liver transplant is mostly done in cases where the conditions cannot be controlled with conventional treatment or people suffering from cancer. A liver failure generally happens over a period. But, there are cases where the liver might fail in a matter of days. This condition is termed as an acute liver failure.

Chronic liver failure, on the other hand, happens gradually and can be a result of a lot of factors; the most common being liver cirrhosis. The latter can befall due to reasons such as hepatitis C and B, liver fat, Wilson’s disease, alcohol abuse, etc.

When do you need a liver transplantation?
The liver carries various functions important function in the body. Any disease or damage to it can affect the functioning of many other organs and total body functioning. However, the good thing is that liver can regenerate itself and only when it is damaged to an extent that affects this regeneration process; that one needs to look at the various treatment options. Liver transplant is recommended as the last resort in case of serious life threatening liver diseases like the following-

  1. Chronic liver failure
  2. Liver cirrhosis
  3. Acute hepatic necrosis
  4. Auto immune hepatitis
  5. Viral hepatitis
  6. Cancerous tumors in the liver
  7. Other metabolic disorders caused by the liver

For you to be eligible for a liver transplantation it is a must to remain sober for at least 6 months before the procedure happens.

Who can donate healthy liver for transplantation?
Ideally, a healthy liver is available for transplantation once the organ donor has died. However, due to the shortage of cadaver livers, transplantation of a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor was first attempted in the late 1980s. Today living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a common practice in quite a few medical institutes where up to 70% of the right side of the healthy liver is taken from the donor. 

Apart from the liver portion, a small part of a blood vessel in the leg is also removed from the donor’s body to connect the donated liver portion to the recipient. Due to this complex process, the donor may need a hospital stay for a week or longer. During this time the donor’s liver begins to heal and regenerate itself. Full regeneration generally takes six to eight weeks. In case of the recipient, it takes a bit longer for the transplanted portion to reach full function and the appropriate size. Thus the ability of the liver to regenerate helps both the donor and recipient to have a normal functioning liver in some time.

Risks and Benefits of Liver Transplantations
A good transplant centre ensures that all the safety measures are followed during the liver transplantation by the transplant surgeon and there is no risk of complications like bleeding, infection, blocked blood vessels bile ducts in the liver. A successful liver transplant increases the life span of the donor by a few years. However, the new liver can also get infected with hepatitis if it is not treated alongside. Also, relapse to alcohol use after transplant causes damage to the new liver, so stay sober and stay healthy.

What are different phases involved in the process?

  1. The first part of the process involves identifying a transplant centre that is reliable, trustworthy and performs enough transplants in a year. It is important to figure out the survival rate, factor in the cost, access the additional support that the centre can extend, etc.
  2. The next part is the evaluation. Any hospital evaluates a person with three things: A. whether the body is healthy enough to support medications for the rest of the life. B. Whether there exists any pre-medical condition that can jeopardize the procedure. C. If the patient is willing to follow the treatment plan for the rest of the life.
  3. Another phase that enters here is the testing phase. Some of the typical tests that are conducted include imaging test of the liver, basic laboratory tests, nutritional counselling, heart tests, routine health exam, financial counselling, etc. Once these procedures are over and done with, the selection panel of the centre meets to discuss the case and put the patient on the waiting list.

Is there a post-surgery procedure?

Once the patient is matched and the surgery takes place, a patient is likely to be in the intensive care unit for a few days followed by frequent check-ups for the first few months and the medicine continues for the rest of the life.

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I have the gastric problem. So what should I do for it get rid from that problem. Please answer me the answer.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have the gastric problem. So what should I do for it get rid from that problem. Please answer me the answer.
first of all you should follow some basic thing 1.avoid=hot and cold at time 2.less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3.dont drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4.avoid late night sleep 5.panchamrut parpati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2.audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner
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Got pimples and small acne on forehead. Tried applying salicylic acid gel but not helping. Same thing happening on back from a longer time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Got pimples and small acne on forehead. Tried applying salicylic acid gel but not helping. Same thing happening on ba...
Dear lybrate user avoid any gels and facewash use gram fluor and turmeric instead also eat plenty of vegetables and whole fruits and drink plenty of water since pimples is a chronic disease it needs to be treated by internal medicines only any external application is like treating the effect where cause remains the same or may be suppressed to more deeper level by suppressive treatments.
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Are indigestion - gas problems related with stiff neck and migraine (one-sided headaches)? I am a 22 years old Student and get these issues which has immensely troubled my attention and work. Also, should I do any Internal tests to review risks as I tend to get throbbing pain in my stomach. Kindly help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Haridwar
Are indigestion - gas problems related with stiff neck and migraine (one-sided headaches)? I am a 22 years old Studen...
Dear take amla alovera juice in morning and evening with warm water daily before meal And After meal take gas har churan patanjali 1 spoon 1 time a day And First consult online.
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I am 25 years of age, I have pain in my one scrotum right testicle, whenever I lift any wait pain get severe. What protection/precautions or food diet to be maintained. I also have itching in inner thighs near testicles it got blackspot there?

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
I am 25 years of age, I have pain in my one scrotum right testicle, whenever I lift any wait pain get severe. What pr...
It might be an inflammation (orchitis) or torsion of testicle or it may be some infection of some tissue in that area or may be a referred pain on account of stone in the ureter. The treatment would depend on the cause. A physical examination & review of previous records will be required for that. This has no connection with diet. However good local hygiene and clean loose under clothing will be helpful.
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Mera pet onetime saaf nahi hota, din may 4-5 bar jana padta hai, aur frequent urination bhi hota hai, also I have ulcer swelling problem, but not bleeding. Please suggest me some medicine which will cure my problems.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Mera pet onetime saaf nahi hota, din may 4-5 bar jana padta hai, aur frequent urination bhi hota hai, also I have ulc...
Hi Take pranacharya virechan churna or triphala churna 1 tsf in warm water before sleep at night....take chitrakadi vati 1- tab after lunch and dinner...take 5-7 munakkas with milk...eat papaya in fruits
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Sir I do upper gi endoscopy. After I found the report. I saw indication is IBS. And Impression is fungal erosions. Is it harmful to stomach or liver and give me the solution.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Sir I do upper gi endoscopy. After I found the report. I saw indication is IBS. And Impression is fungal erosions. Is...
Dear patient. We can not neglect IBS. You need to go for some basic investigations also. If we ignore disease it may worsen your digestive system. So kindly consult doctor once.
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I am a 40 years male. I am having acidity problem from my childhood & I am not satisfied with my weight. Please advice me how to come out from my acidity problem & how I can gain weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, please rely on ayurveda for healthier way to manage weight, kumari asav no, 1 for 5-7 days early mrn 20-30ml. N then revert.
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I am 35 years old male I have acidity reflux because of that I am suffering swallow problem of solid food and I am taking healopathy medicine but I am feel well what should I do? please do my help.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take nux vomica - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for 15 days. Revert back after 15 days with feedback.
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Hi I am 30 years old. I am fat person. I have gallstones. Some times It's getting pain. What should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi I am 30 years old. I am fat person. I have gallstones. Some times It's getting pain. What should I do?
Hi, you' r over weight by 20 kg, approx. It reveals, you r relactant towards your dietary regulation. However, you hv not mentioned d dimension of gall stone, it's multiple stone or single large stone. You hv two recourses" a successful removal of stone by homoeo medicines which are gentle in use without any side effect. & @" surgery. It all depends upon d dimension of gall stone. You r advised to go for reducing your obesity, soon this will benefit your present problem of gallstone. Take care.
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Sir I have also gastric problem use 3 to 4 times bathroom my digestive process is slow.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Sir I have also gastric problem use 3 to 4 times bathroom my digestive process is slow.
Avoid outside spicy and fried food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach.
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Sir, My digestive system is very weak from last 3 years. Before that My digestive system was very good. Actually A Doctor consulted me some antibiotics as treatment of hair break (बाल तोड़). After taking those Antibiotics I suffered from watery diarrhea for few months. Since then my digestive system is very weak. Now, A week back I consulted another doctor again regarding my digestive system. He gave me an antibiotic tablet 'Cefaclass-O' While I am not suffering from any kind of fever. Sir will this treatment good for me?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir, My digestive system is very weak from last 3 years. Before that My digestive system was very good.
Actually A Do...
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins restoring metabolism. •Go for meditation to reduce stress and  nourishing cells & tissues setting your digestive system.•Your diet be normal, non-irritant in small intervals avoiding gastric disorder. •Avoid, junk food, alcohol, caffiene,  nicotine, piza,  burger. Tk, Homoeo medicine:@ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice. Report wkly. Tk, care.
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I am 15 year old and I have an acidity problem. I am 82 kg and I want to loose my weight. What all should I do. I do various activities like playing cricket doing dance and do exercise too.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 15 year old and I have an acidity problem. I am 82 kg and I want to loose my weight. What all should I do. I do ...
Please do treadmill for at least 60 minutes daily. Keep moving as much as you can whenever you can. Keep meal portions small especially if they’re cooked. Limit your food intake which SHOULD be and ONLY be 4 times a day. Avoid sedentary life/night watching/junk foods. Please follow the above for next 4 weeks and revert for further treatment. Please take Natrum phos 6x - 4 tabs twice daily for acidity.
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How to get rid of gastric, what is the best home remedy for this to cure acidity. I use to drink Eno when I get acidity. Will have food not in time. Sometimes late sometimes early as we are working so no proper time.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
How to get rid of gastric, what is the best home remedy for this to cure acidity. I use to drink Eno when I get acidi...
Hi, Try these home remedies: - Drink kheer prepared out of saboo. - Drink a glass of pumpkin juice everyday in the morning on empty stomach. - Take 1tsf of jeera powder mixed with jaggery twice daily. or poppy seeds which keeps the stomach cool. – Take a bowl of curds mixed with sugar or a glass of lassi everyday which helps to neutralise the acid.
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My ovulation day was 26august and we had an intercourse till now im facing often urination continuous headache and feeling tired sleepy and lil bloating have not done any test yet. Very confused.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My ovulation day was 26august and we had an intercourse till now im facing often urination continuous headache and fe...
Please do a urine test for r/e & culture to rule out any UTI Drink plenty of water Take a glass of mixed fruit juice daily.
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hello Doctors. I am 27 years old last few days I have suffering from some problem but did not discussed with any one please give me proper solution so that I can feel relax, my problem is, I was passing blood when I went to toilet in morning and I am having pain in that at the time of motions as well.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
hello Doctors. I am  27 years old last few days I have suffering from some problem but did not discussed with any one...
Hi, Take high fiber diet and drink plenty of fluids like water, tender coconut, fresh fruit juices, buttermilk, milk, etc. Take cap. M-Ceaz 1 cap 3 times a day. Be on bland diet for 3-4 days. Take tab. Anuloma DS 1 tab. with hot water at bedtime to get easy evacuation in the morning.
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Before 12 years my uterus operation and appendix operation was done together After the operation I am having so much weakness in my body Also I am having acidity problem After Walking Alot my knee n my heart is also paining a lot I am having digestion problem the food I eat doesn't getting digest I have to drink Pepsi or 7 up I cannot eat more than two chapatis of Roti.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Before 12 years my uterus operation and appendix operation was done together After the operation I am having so much ...
Well first of all stop taking those carbonated beverages,,it will worsen ur condition,,do regular walk,,,take non spicy food,,take food in every 3-4 hrs interval,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem permanently
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I am 36 years old. I have gas problem. Whenever gas is formed I have severe pain on y right side of body starting from head to toe. Pain is severe in head. please suggest medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Greater Noida
I am 36 years old. I have gas problem. Whenever gas is formed I have severe pain on y right side of body starting fro...
Hi, it seems you are suffering from 1. Gastritis or hepatitis 2. Take an antacid 3-4 tsf 8 hrly 3. Get a blood investigation - liver function test done 4. Avoid fatty, oily meals 5. No fast food, no momos and samosas 6. No tea and coffee 7. Lots of water 8. Walk after meals 9. Eat less at nights 10. No soft drinks, hard drinks and no smoking recommended a private consultation for your limb pain after bp recordings of 3 days.
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