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Liver Questions and Answers (Q&A)

O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Because it is! The liver is the largest gland, and the largest organ of the human body. How can I answer this question, WHY is it called that? Its size and its size relative to other organs is a...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Dec 07, 2021
Deflate the esophageal balloon

When a client with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube develops difficulty of breathing, it means the tube is displaced and the inflated balloon is in the oropharynx...Read More

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F.Brian
Answered: Jan 28, 2018
Alcoholic Cirrhosis is a condition of the liver that is caused by chronic alcoholism. This is the most common type of cirrhosis of the liver. This type of disease is characterized by scar tissue...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Dec 07, 2021
Impaired clotting mechanism

Cirrhosis of the liver results in decreased Vitamin K absorption and formation of clotting factors resulting in impaired clotting mechanism.

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John Smith
Answered: Dec 07, 2021
“The liver affected by cirrhosis is unable to produce clotting factors.”

When bile production is reduced, the body has reduced ability to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Without adequate...Read More

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J.Barbara
Answered: Mar 07, 2018
The ligamentum venosum are fibrous remnants that travel between the porta hepatis, the liver, and the inferior vena cava. These remnants are usually obliterated when a person reaches...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Yes. The liver is the largest internal organ in the human body. (We don't have many external ones!) The liver has many many different functions but most particularly is concerned with digesting...Read More

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
The liver is an important organ that removes toxins from the body. It is a glandular organ, the largest in the human body and is sited in the abdominal cavity. This has four sections, and the...Read More

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
The liver's function in producing bile is vital for digestion. Cells in the human body grow by building up amino acids from the blood into new proteins, needed for muscle, tendons, skin, hair,...Read More

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
The blood vessels supplying the liver can be divided ito two: the hepatic artery, which brings oxygen from the aorta, This oxygenated blood comes from the general circulation; and the hepatic...Read More

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
It is a fact that the liver is damaged by long-term abuse of alcohol; that is, not the alcohol itself when a small amount is drunk, but the excess of regular absorption of multiple drinks a day....Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
There is a rare genetic disease that is inheritable, that causes liver cancer but it is very rare. Far more commonly, cirrhosis of the liver, scarring of the tissues, that is, is caused by...Read More

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Yes, gall stones can form from the liver. Bile is a digestive fluid. Bile ducts carry the bile, a yellow-green fluid produced by the liver and stores it in the gallbladder. During eating, the...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Fruit and vegetables - more than five portions a day - is a safe bet. More specifically, leafy green vegetables, beetroot and carrot hold healthful vitamins. Grapefruit, garlic and green tea all...Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Dec 13, 2018
Early signs of liver cancer are likely to centre around digestive problems such as feelings of nausea, going off your food, indigestion and/or vomiting. A loss of weight without any attempt to...Read More

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