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How can I be kind to my liver and kidneys?

I'm taking a bunch of pain meds right now. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Aug 31, 2016 - 10 answers

Help me turn wine into water please!

My mom drinks a lot. What can I do to encourage her to lower his alcohol intake and/or to help her stay healthy? [more inside]
posted by Crookshanks_Meow on May 22, 2016 - 16 answers

70s and cloudy

I'm type 1 diabetic on a low carb diet taking a basal dose of Lantus. I notice that within a wide range of daily units, I fast at a nearly constant blood glucose level of 69-72, determined with a continuous monitor and fingerstick calibration/confirmation. Why would this be happening? (I'm looking for a good explanation or resource, but not Medical Advice™ as I have a doctor I consult with before making changes to treatment.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2015 - 4 answers

the longer it takes to digest my food the more brain fog & exhaustion

If I eat high fat protein a.m. I immediately am drained and sleep 2 hours. The longer it takes to digest food, the more brain dead I am and the more tired. I seem to always crave carbs and sugar/fruit but this makes me worse. I walk and tire easily. I get bad indigestion with fat. I am sooo constipated and hardly pee. It takes me all day to actually "wake up" and then I can eat OK and have energy. I have not been absorbing nutrients and have aged facially a lot. I am 65. I cannot lose weight. I get shivering attacks, feel "fluey" croaky voice. I do have gallstones and get pain in my right side. It feels as if everything is packing up slowly. I have fatty liver disease. In November all bloods were OK. including thyroid. I am not detoxing my drugs quick enough. [more inside]
posted by basten on Feb 16, 2015 - 12 answers

Liver Donor Recovery

My friend just donated 60% of her liver to her father - what should she expect for her recovery? What can I do to help? Any personal experiences or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, she is a singer - how long might it be before she is ready to belt it out again? Anything she can do to ease that along?
posted by InfidelZombie on Sep 8, 2014 - 4 answers

What is going on with my mom's liver? Her fatigue seems to be worsening.

Hi all-- IANAD/YANMD/YANAD, etc., but I'm hoping I can get more insight/advice on the state of my mom's health and liver. I've been trying to make sense of a liver-related issue that has been affecting my mom (60 yr. old) for a month. Following worsening symptoms at the beginning of July (fatigue, physical exhaustion, muscle weakness and soreness, lack of appetite), she went to the ER. [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on Aug 2, 2014 - 12 answers

Why do I have a high alcohol (etc.) tolerance?

I'm pretty tolerant to any substances I've tried; alcohol, cannabis, and prescription medication always needed higher than average doses on me to procure any effects. I also sober up pretty fast. Just out of curiosity, what does this mean? Does my body do something well? Do I just have a healthy liver? [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Feb 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me heal my fatty liver? IKYANMD

I'm a 57 year old Mexican woman with "fatty liver". My liver enzymes are elevated (790.4) and I'd like to heal this fatty liver but it hasn't changed in the past 8 months. I am diabetic, non smoker- non-drinker, 150 lbs, I am mostly vegetarian and exercise 3 times a week. I am on insulin and janumet. Thanks (I know you are not my doctor)
posted by kikithekat on Aug 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Calling liver lovers

Today I was given a whole beef liver from a hormone free, grass raised calf. [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Aug 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Will drinking my coffee very quickly reduce its desired effects?

I like my coffee hot, so I tend to drink it quickly - especially professionally-made stuff which tends to be not as hot as the coffee I drink at home. But is it important to drink it slowly to increase its effectiveness as a stimulant? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jul 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Castor oil for both ends? Neither?

I accidentally bought 250ml of Castor Oil instead of Cod Liver Oil. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Feb 1, 2013 - 11 answers

What does an enlarged spleen mean to someone with hepatitis?

So my friend's girlfriend has had autoimmune hepatitis and primary schlerosing cholingitis, but with normal bloodwork. They recently found her spleen had enlarged. I know this is caused by either portal hypertension or high iron levels... but is there anything else to consider in terms of either cause or prognoisis. What should she do from here on out or watch for?
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Doctor says not to worry about findings on my CT scan. I'm worried. Whom should I go to for reassurance/confirmation?

CT scan shows choledochocele and liver cysts, should I really not worry? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Dec 29, 2012 - 3 answers

"In Sickness and Health" might not have been said but was always implied

He's sick and relying on me. I can't always be perfect in my responses or my inner most thoughts. Now what? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Aug 12, 2012 - 31 answers

Will inhaling vaporized marijuana/cannabis hurt my liver?

I need my liver to recover after years of alcohol abuse. Will vaporizing marijuana have a detrimental effect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Time for a Rocky montage

Stage IV esophageal cancer, metastasized to liver and lungs. What now? Where in Toronto can one find the most aggressive treatment? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Exposed to hepatitis C. Now what?

On Friday I got a call from my primary care physician saying that my HCV AB EIA QL (Hepatitis C) test result came back reactive. The same test in August 2011 was nonreactive. I am waiting for the referral to the GI department to be processed so I can find out what happens next. In the meantime I'm freaking out. [more inside]
posted by thrasher on May 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Navigating healthcare services?

How can I be the best advocate for myself getting the best health care possible with a myriad of complicated chronic health problems and symptoms while on medicaid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Beef liver fireworks

Why does beef liver spark in the microwave? [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Mar 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Hepatic Encelphalopathy - even harder to deal with than to spell

Tips on communicating with a partner who has medical issues that cause confusion but not quite dementia (and perhaps spotting it earlier) [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jan 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help my dog with his liver issues.

I need advice on the topic of dog liver issues and nutrition for this kind of disease. YANMV , yes. Description of symptoms and test results as well as background follows. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on May 29, 2011 - 3 answers

No gall bladder - suggestions for supplements?

Ten years after gall bladder removal surgery... I can't process fats and have difficulty with alcohol. Have any of you had luck with treatments like taking bile salts or other "gall bladder support" meds following gall bladder removal? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Jan 10, 2011 - 21 answers

full body cleanse detox

I have two weeks off for christmas and I would like to use that time to do a very effective liver, colon, kidney cleanse. Can someone please give me a detailed plan including which order to do the cleanses; I've heard to do kidneys before liver so you can properly flush. I'm interested in what my meals should look like (juice fast, master cleanse, raw foods) as well as what supplements are helpful to expel crap from my guts. My goal is not weightloss. I tend to breakout in rashes after meals and I plan to slowly reintroduce foods after the cleanse to gauge what foods I have negative reactions to. It might be relevant to mention that I eat fish and eggs and cheese but no other animal products. Thanks for all your help.
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 5, 2010 - 17 answers

Is it liver failure, or is it a pulled muscle?

I'm trying to figure out whether there's any possibility the pain in my right side is something dangerous, or whether it's likely a pulled muscle in my rib cage. [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Oct 27, 2010 - 23 answers

What are some good tips for liver health for a cancer patient

What are some good tips for liver health for a cancer patient [more inside]
posted by artlung on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I just gnaw on a head of lettuce?

I've had insulin resistance and PCOS for about 8 years now. I've been on metformin off and on for most of that time. My lab results this week show elevated liver enzymes, which means I have to stop the metformin. But it also showed elevated blood sugars over the last 3 months, which means I have to get the sugars better controlled. Since I can't take the metformin right now, I have to try to manage this with diet. I have no idea what to eat. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on May 1, 2010 - 21 answers

worried about hepatitis and liver results

i'm a relatively healthy 30-something woman with grave's disease. i just got some worrysome blood results and my new (soon to be former) primary care physician is not being helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Dr. House, what is causing my mysterious fatigue and joint pain?

[medical diagnosis filter] Long list of symptoms headlined by fatigue and joint pain - can anybody offer any suggestions of what I might have? (my family doctor can't figure it out). [more inside]
posted by cheemee on Jan 3, 2010 - 29 answers

I’m in the UK and have Primary Sclerosing Cholangitus, what can I expect?

I’m in the UK and have Primary Sclerosing Cholangitus, what can I expect? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Nov 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Hepatic Hideaway.

Please tell me I didn't destroy my liver! Details within [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 29, 2009 - 23 answers

Fried livers & gizzards in Houston?

Where can one find fried chicken livers & gizzards in west Houston? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Jan 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Can my liver protect me from a lead bullet?

YANMD...Can my liver handle lead? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Puffy Foot

Foot Filter: I know y'all are not my doctor, etc, but I'm looking to the hive mind for some opinions. What are some possible causes of non-painful swelling on the top of one foot? (The usual looong story inside.) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Sep 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Herpes in the Liver. Possible and how?

STD question [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help me revive my damaged liver

I have read numerous pages on the web in regards to how a liver could be revived but truth be told, I got overwhelmed with the intense amounts of information that is out there so I am wondering if anyone could give me somewhat of a simplified guide to what (foods and drinks) I can and cannot consume. [more inside]
posted by cheero on Sep 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Wine, Women and Song

How do I take care of my liver? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 22, 2007 - 23 answers

How will his liver cancer end...?

My grandfather has been diagnosed with a liver/pancreatic cancer that can't be operated on. How is this likely to play out? How do we deal with my grandmother afterwards? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Canine Liver Issues

Is the best dog in the world (according to me) going to beat his liver rap? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Feb 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Did you ever have a liver biopsy?

Have any MeFites had a liver biopsy? I'm scheduled for a liver biopsy as an outpatient procedure in the middle of January, and finding myself a little nervous about it; I'd appreciate it if anyone who has gone through it could tell me I'm getting myself nervous about nothing.
posted by WCityMike on Jan 2, 2007 - 16 answers

eating "disgusting" animal parts

What are some "disgusting" animal parts (i.e animal parts that "normal" Americans don't eat for reasons of revulsion) that are good for you nutritionally speaking? Also, what are some animal parts that are unhealthy for you? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Jun 21, 2006 - 45 answers

Help me find newish research on Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

What are the newest treatments and studies involving Primary Biliary Cirrhosis? I don't have access to scholarly resources at home, but I am close to a major university. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Jan 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Liver enzymes

My friend Mary was an alcoholic. She told me that she hasn't taken a sip of alcohol for a year. On December 9th, she had her liver enzymes tested. The GGT enzyme was out of range. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Dec 20, 2005 - 20 answers

I heart my liver.

DetoxFilter: I'm entering my 5th week of sobriety (yay!) and it just struck me this morning that although this is a nice thing to do for my liver, maybe it's not enough...? [more inside]
posted by russmail on Nov 1, 2005 - 10 answers

My liver hurts

I am having a hard time getting satisfactory answers about why my liver hurts. I've been to a couple doctors and have done some searching online, and I can't really match my symptoms to anything. I thought I'd check here to see if anyone had any ideas I hadn't thought of yet. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Mar 2, 2005 - 17 answers

liver flush experiences?

Anyone ever tried a liver flush? Opinions on its value? [+] [more inside]
posted by spock on Jan 24, 2005 - 22 answers

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