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I had test done to check my liver function. My ggpt is 55. Please suggest some medicine or any home remedy to cure it. How will my liver function will improve.

Dr.Fathima 91% (444ratings)
BHMS, DHI
Homeopathy Doctor, Trichy
I had test done to check my liver function. My ggpt is 55. Please suggest some medicine or any home remedy to cure it...
Ggpt levels in the range of 0 to 30 iu/l are normal. Anything above 30 iu/l could be a sign that your liver isn’t working the way it should. Several types of liver disease can cause a rise in ggpt, including:  viral hepatitis obstructive liver disease, like bile duct blockage or damage homeopathic medicines are really effective in treating liver diseases I need your detailed case history to guide and advice you properly you can book an appointment through Lybrate app for further consultation and treatment.
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Sir, how many intervals is required between the two dose of lycopodium 200? As I have liver problems &also some male organ problems.

Prashasti Srivastava 87% (142ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Lucknow
Sir,
how many intervals is required between the two dose of lycopodium 200?
As I have liver problems &also some male ...
Gd morning lyberate user between the two doses of lycopodium there must be interval of 4 hrs you can take it three times in a day.
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Hello sir/mam my liver report slightly imbalance. Can you please tell me whats is the problem and how to cure. If there any problem. Alkaline phosphatase- 130.23 u/l (45-129) bilirubin- total - 1.8 mg/dl (0.3-1.2) bilirubin direct- 0.44 mg/dl (less than 0.3) bilirubin indirect- 1.36 mg/dl (0-0.9) sgot - 35.62 u&l (less than 35) serum globulin - 2.36 gm/dl (2.5-3.4) and my ultrasound report - mild hepato-splenomegaly.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (7889ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir/mam my liver report slightly imbalance. Can you please tell me whats is the problem and how to cure. If the...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. The most common causes of elevated transaminase levels are nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease. Uncommon causes include drug-induced liver injury, hepatitis b and c, and hereditary hemochromatosis. Rare causes include alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, autoimmune hepatitis, and wilson disease. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Liver Health!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Haldwani

Liver is a organ that takes the maximum responsibility of practically every metabolic process in the body. It is the largest organ to handle every metabolism and work until the last. Thus making us being able to survive with even just one third of it.

So let’s take care of our liver and treat it with respect.
Eat plenty of fruits, green vegetables, sprouts, whole grains, decoctions with herbs and fresh air are all liver-friendly. Regular excercise and kalbhojan are the most important. 
Alcohol, smoking, tobacco, rich food, red meat and processed and canned foods should be consumed selectively.

How can we care for our liver?

Let us follow few steps to keep our lover healthy-

1. Stop Drinking Alchohol - Alchohol damages the liver cells and lead to swelling of liver, which sometimes causes Cirrhosis, which is dangerous for health

2. Eating Healthy Diet - Eating healthy diet will keep our liver healthy

3. Excercise daily - Excercising daily keeps body healthy and fit.

4. Taking prescribed medications - Some medicines can hurt your liver if you drink alcohol when you take them. And some are harmful when combined with other drugs. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the safest way to take your medicines.

5. Don't touch or breathe in toxins - Some cleaning products, aerosol products, and insecticides have chemicals that can damage your liver. Avoid direct contact with them. Additives in cigarettes can also damage your liver, so don’t smoke.

 

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All You Need To Know About Liver Donation!

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
All You Need To Know About Liver Donation!

Recently, there has been a great push for organ donation. It can save and transform lives. That is why more and more people are being urged to sign up for this noble cause.

You may have heard of liver donation. But many people do not know that you can be part of liver donation while you are alive. You will be called a ‘living liver donor’. This is a fascinating concept. Read on to know all about liver donation which should also convince you to consider helping out a person with liver failure.

  1. Your whole liver will not be taken - You only have one liver and you need it to survive. So only a chunk (maximum 60%) will be amputated and transplanted to another person. Your liver will grow back. The liver is unique. No other visceral organ can regenerate. In about 6 months both your and the person who received a portion of your liver will have fully developed and fully-functional livers.

  2. Liver donation will not harm you - You will get to donate your liver after doctors have confirmed that you are completely healthy so that complications do not develop after the surgery. Tests such as imaging of the liver, blood and urine tests, colonoscopy, ECG, Pap smear and mammogram will be conducted before doctors give you the go-ahead. You will be kept under observation at the hospital to make sure there are no complications.

  3. You can donate to anyone - A common misconception is that people can donate liver only to their family members. But you don’t have to be related by blood for the transplant surgery to be successful.

  4. Compatibility - You can only donate a lobe of your own liver to someone who is of the same blood group as you. O groups can donate to anyone. Also, the donor and the recipient need to be approximately the same body size.

  5. You can have children - Many people think that they will not be able to have children after liver donation. But donating a liver does not trigger infertility. If you are a woman, you should wait at least a year before you try to conceive to give your liver enough time to recover.

  6. Living liver donations save valuable time - People with extensive liver failure do not have much time on their hands. Waiting for a donation from a deceased person could be fatal. But if someone from the patient’s friend or family circle steps forward to immediately donate a liver lobe, it could be a life-saver.

Recovery is speedy

As a donor, you will need almost 2 months to be back on your feet. During this time, you are expected to relax completely and avoid movement as much as possible. Working from home would be preferable. There might be some pain but you will be prescribed painkillers and antibiotics (to prevent infection). Make sure you don’t lift anything heavy.

Liver donation is your way to save someone’s life during your lifetime. So if anyone you know is suffering a severe liver disease, check if you can be of help as a donor.

The Liver Transplant Process!

Dr.Siddharth Jain 93% (299ratings)
Liver Transplant, Surgical Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Abdominal Multi Organ Transplant Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
The Liver Transplant Process!

Improvements in medical technology and surgery techniques have made so much possible. With organ transplants becoming relatively simpler and less risky, many critical health conditions can now be resolved. Liver transplants are one of the most common and patients going through the agony of life-threatening liver diseases now have hope.

What is a Liver Transplant?

When the patient’s liver is damaged to the extent that functioning is severely impaired and regeneration is not possible, a liver transplant is advised. In the transplant surgery, the diseased liver is removed and replaced by whole or part of healthy liver from the donor.

Types of Liver Transplants

Based on the type of donor, liver transplant can be classified as deceased donor and live donor transplantation.

  1. Deceased Donor Transplants (DDLT): A "brain dead" person can be a liver donor if they had pledged their organs previously or if their relatives consent for organ donation. The healthy liver can give a new lease of life for an ailing patient.
  2. Live Donor Liver Transplants (LDLT): A blood relative or spouse may donate a part of their liver to the patient (subject to compatibility). As the liver is a regenerative organ, the donor's liver will function normally and the recipient will have a completely new liver. At Kauvery Hospital, a detailed evaluation of the prospective donor is done to ensure that the health risks are minimized and complete recovery is achieved.

Donor Safety

Donor can lead a normal and physically active life with no restrictions. Lifelong medications are not required and women can enjoy pregnancy and motherhood.

Who Needs A Liver Transplant?

  • A person with end-stage liver disease is a candidate for a liver transplant. The failure can happen over a period of time or be a sudden occurrence, due medical conditions or reactions to drugs (ALF). Following are some of the common reasons for liver failure.
  • Alcoholism: Long term drinking can lead to end stage liver disease.
  • Biliary Atresia: Absence of bile ducts since birth.
  • Chronic viral Hepatitis: (Hepatitis B & C)
  • Haemochromatosis: An inherited disorder that overwhelms the body with abnormal levels of iron deposits including liver.
  • Liver Cancer: (Hepatocellular carcinoma) Cirrhosis increases risk of liver cancer. Transplantation early would offer potential cure.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: (PBC) An unusual condition with immune mediated destruction of the bile ducts resulting in failure of the liver.
  • Non Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH): It is a common cause of liver disease seen in those with metabolic syndrome (Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypothyroidism and Dyslipidemia with or without Hypertension). Unlike alcoholic or viral hepatitis, it occurs in people with no inherent liver problem.Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: (PSC) The bile duct gets scarred and narrowed, which blocks bile drainage, ultimately leading to failure of the liver.
  • Wilson's disease: A very rare inherited disease that causes abnormal levels of copper deposition throughout the body including liver, ultimately causing liver failure.

What does a Liver Transplant Involve?

  • First stage: Evaluation: A team of specialists will evaluate the patient to determine if transplant is the best option or if any other course of action will be better. This includes review of the patient's medical history and a number of investigations.

  • If a patient is found to be a suitable candidate to undergo transplant, we proceed to the second stage where his or her name is placed on the waiting list if he or she opts for cadaveric liver transplant.

  • A scoring system based on medical criteria determines the priority. In general, sicker the patient, greater is the necessity for transplant.

  • Third stage: Donor becomes available. When a suitable donor has been identified, the patient is contacted and informed about donor's medical condition. If the patient consents, he or she will have to come to the hospital. Some basic tests will be repeated to ensure that the current condition is safe for surgery. Surgeons and anesthetists involved in the transplant will meet the patient and brief him or her about what to expect. Once all the test results are found to be satisfactory, we proceed for surgery.

The Procedure

  • While aspects of the surgery vary from patient to patient, the procedure typically takes between 8 to 12 hours to complete. Once the surgery is over, the patient is shifted to the ICU where he or she will stay for 3 to 7 days. At this stage, various tubes are connected to the body to enable it to carry out its natural functions. These are gradually removed as and when deemed appropriate. From the ICU the patient is shifted to a room for 2-3 weeks. In total, patient spends about 3-4 weeks in the hospital while undergoing transplant.

Discharge & Recovery

  1. Once the doctors deem that the patient can return home, he or she is discharged from the hospital.
  2. A follow up schedule is given to the patient so that complete recovery is monitored. Before discharge, patient and family will be trained on how to take medicines and what precautions to take. The number of medications will reduce over time as the recovery progresses.
  3. The pace of recovery depends upon several factors. In general, a patient may be able to resume daily activities by 1 month and resume work by about 3 months after the surgery.
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I am a liver patient. Currently l take medicine's ciplar 10 mg, livi 300. One week ago the colour of motion is brown or black why it so?

Apurva Pande 88% (11ratings)
DM - Hepatology, MD - General Medicine, M. B. B. S.
Hepatologist, Bangalore
The black colour of motions signifies bleeding from the varices. It can also happen if you are on iron tablets.
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Me 19 saal ka hun mujhe liver problem, aur pet me dard hota rahta hain jiska ilaaj chal raha hai .lekin corona virus ki vajah se me hospital nahi ja pa raha hu .mujhe ye puchna hai ki kya me is haalat me chawan praash kha sakta hun.

Dr.N Agrawal 90% (1554ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, BAMS
Sexologist, Bhavnagar
Me 19 saal ka hun mujhe liver problem, aur pet me dard hota rahta hain jiska ilaaj chal raha hai .lekin corona virus ...
Yes you can have it, it is also beneficial in liver and stomach problem as it have many drug which are antioxidant and livertonic.
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