Milk Diet For Gastric Patients To Clean And Shrink The Liver Before Surgery

Aug 18, 2015

I am waiting for a scan and not trying to worry, there is a milk diet designed for gastric patients to clean and shrink the liver before surgery, it also helps to lose weight, thank you for you're replays and you're kinds words, I wish the best for all who are waiting for results.

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One of my friend has Lupus Erythematosus and needs a liver transplant, but during the blood transfusion, she got HCV. She wants to take daclatasvir or sovaldi(sofosbuvir) for curing HCV, but is worried that daclatasvir or sovaldi(sofosbuvir) would have side effect that is bad for Lupus Erythematosus. So I wonder if Lupus Erythematosus patients take daclatasvir or Sovaldi(sofosbuvir) for curing HCV? Were there any successful or failure previous examples?

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Diverticula With Gastric Bypass - Diet Advice?

I have been diagnosed with Diverticular Disease but I get a lot of pain in my right side' also at the bottom of my tummy it feels like I have pebbles rolling around. I have also had a gastric bypass 5 years ago so eating bran is something I can't do and to be honest don't need as I go too much as soon as I eat I am in the loo and I am so scared when I go out because I know if I get a little anxious I need the loo and I won't eat out because of the same reason. It feels my life revolves around the loo day and night and I am getting so drained and tired by it all. Can anybody help please my doc don't seem to know what to do Thanks for reading x

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How Many Considering Gastric Band Surgery?

I was wondering how many of you are considering gastric band surgery?

I went o see my doctor about it, and he said that, although I fulfill all criteria for the op, they wouldn't consider me uless I have tried Orlistat first, so that's why he has given me them.

I have 8 stones to lose, so presumably wouldn't be able to take Orlistat for that long!

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Liver :: Weight Loss Surgery To Reduc Fatty Liver

this isn't about me but is about my girlfriend who is about to have gastric sleeve surgery.

She is a 40 year old women that has had a full hysterectomy and has type 2 diabetes. she has had a history of thyroid and weight issues. she is 5,7 weighs 225 LBS. she has an enlarged fatty liver of 27cm and the Doctor said that she needs "emergent" gastric sleeve surgery to bring down her enlarged liver. this was claimed on this past thursday. I have been looking high and low for documentation and statistics on using the surgery for reducing fatty livers but can't find any information. Does this sound right? has there been a history of using this procedure for such cases, I'm worried and scared for her.

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Weight Loss - Intentional :: Gastric Band Surgery

I'm considering gastric band surgery and have my first consultation next week any advice please?

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Gastric Band Surgery :: Weight Loss Expectations?

I'm due to go for a second consultation next week with the hospital group, who have an op available in Birmingham on the 16th August.  I'm borderline with a BMI of 30 and looking to lose 3.5 stones in total but I have heard you don't lose it all.  Please could those who've had the op advise of the realistic weight loss and what you lost?


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Weight Loss - Intentional :: Travelling After Gastric Band Surgery

I'm booked in to have gastric band surgery soon.

The hospital is about 1.5 hours away from home.

The question is should I get a local hotel for the first night?

My husband would drive but is the journey too long straight after surgery?

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Gastric Band Surgery - Awful Trapped Wind Post Op

Hi, I had my gastric band surgery on Saturday by single incision laparoscopy. I'm experiencing awful trapped wind which is making it difficult to sleep...Wind Eze hasn't been of much help and neither has peppermint tea, does anyone have any other ideas?

Also - I have low blood sugar due to the lack of eating. I've been increasing my intake but this hasn't got rid of the symptoms. Has anyone else experience dizziness, nausea and weakness? If so, how did you solve it?

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Fatty Liver :: What To Eat (diet Plan)?

I was just diagnosed with fatty liver disease and told I need to eliminate all sorts of foods. I do not know what to eat now. Also I heard that a liver can regenerate itself but others say it does not?

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Nodular Contour /Heterogeneous Liver Suggest With Normal Liver Labs?

My mother is a 65 year old female, 136 lbs, and on peritoneal dialysis for 3 years due to End Stage Renal Disease. Last week, she began experiencing severe abdominal pain that was a burning/gnawing pain. She went to the hospital and a CT Abdomen was taken without contrast. All was normal.

Over the next four (4) days, the pain persisted, particularly during dialysis exchanges at home. She returned to the hospital who admitted her. Another CT Abdomen was taken at this time which showed "nodular contour on the liver", free air in transverse colon which appeared to be dilated. She was also constipated for several days during this period. The CT impression suggested clinical evaluation for chronic liver disease.

A standard liver panel was taken and all results were normal. Nothing even close to elevated. She has never had a history of any liver issues and never had anything show on a CT for liver. After a day in the hospital, all stomach pain disappeared, she was able to use the restroom, and all stool samples/GI tests were normal without blood. She is naturally anemic due to ESRD with low iron/protein. Her last ANA/autoimmune panel was in December, all clear. No history of any hepatitis.

An Ultrasound Right Upper Quadrant was performed and the impression was no biliary obstruction, moderate ascites (tends to be normal due to peritoneal dialysis fluid), and "heterogeneous liver." The impression suggested referral for cirrhosis evaluation.

She began taking Hydralazine (25mg/3 times daily) in the last 3-4 months. She also takes a host of other blood pressure medicines.

QUESTION: She is currently awaiting a kidney transplant and very worried about this. A blood test will be taken in a couple weeks by a specialist that is supposed to diagnose Cirrhosis. Given this presentation alone, what other causes could explain this imaging results? Should we fear the worst?

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Liver Tests :: Echogenic Appearing (non Alcoholic) Fatty Liver

I had an abdominal ultrasound done for some abdominal pain and it was noted in the report as an impression that I had an echogenic appearing liver (such as non alcoholic fatty liver). My doctor at that time didn't tell me and just said my report was normal. When I went in for my Colonoscopy that was unrelated, it was mentioned again and when I did some research I realized what fatty liver actually was. I switched doctors.

My new doctor is considering giving me a CT scan but is checking with the GI department to see if they think its needed, etc. etc. But that there is no treatment for it besides diet modification.

Here's the thing. I don't have any of the risk factors. I am not overweight. I'm actually underweight slightly (BMI is 18, I weigh 110 lbs). I don't drink any alcohol, never did. And I don't have diabetes or hepatitis. The only thing I could do and what I have been doing is change my diet. I stopped eating processed foods, watched my sugar/carbs, and eat more vegetables than I ever have. 

I'm a very anxious person and I'm not sure I want to know what the scan says. If it's worse than what I thought, I'm going to be so upset and stressed out. And I can't treat it anyway. It's not like they can give me a medication and make it go away. I think knowing the extent of it will just cause me mental anguish and I'm already stressed out about it as is.

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Atorvastatin Causing Liver Damage, But Helps Fatty Liver?

My Cholesterol was 7.8 and I was put on Statins 3 years ago.  Because they gave me pains in my legs and other areas I stopped them.

A year ago my Cholesterol was still high and I had changed doctors and was prescribed Atorvastatin 10 mg after 2 months my doctor sent me for blood tests and in a phone call when I was at work he told me that Atorvastatin had caused Liver damage.  He said I should stop taking the tablets immediately, pity this advice was not put on my notes so that when I phoned for my blood results a week earlier the receptionist could inform me to stop Atorvastatin.  She just said Doctor will be in touch via phone call next week

He referred me to a Liver Specialist.

I went to see Liver Specialist after having Liver Ultrasound.  Fatty liver was diagnosed and Liver Specialist promptly put me back on Atorvastatin claiming this would help my fatty liver.  I couldn't believe it but what could I do?

Local GP had advised me to have bloods done again after being on tablets for 2 months.  When my results came back the Locum doctor I saw said "whoa your Liver is not happy" STOP the tablets and have a blood test in 2 weeks.

2 weeks later Liver levels are coming down so thats a good direction.  Dilemma is I have to see my Liver Consultant 16 June 2015.  Wish me luck!

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My husband has problems with hemorrhoids for few months already. Few days ago, he decided to visit his doctor. He recommended him to use some remedy to help its shrinking. I wonder if that is possible without surgery. Can you tell me more about shrinking hemorrhoids, and how long does it take?

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Fibroid Will Shrink Through Menopause?

8 years ago I lost my darling husband and was on antidepressants for 7 years as a result.... once I came of the tabs I started having joint pain so I investigated the menopause. My GP suggested blood test which the results came back within normal range. I had a scan because I had the odd heavy period which revealed a fibroid !!

The doc now says the fibroid will shrink when I go through the menopause but my bloods suggest I'm not going through it!

ive now just had bloods for my cortisone levels to see if my joint pain is rheumatics.

i've spoken to a relative who has had the same symptoms as me which she now on HRT for and she doing great and looks fantastically well.

Don't know what to do next and I'm fed up with my lack of motivation, I'm normally a gym person......took everything I'd got to go running last night.

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Diabetes :: Diet Ginger Beer And Diet Coke

Do either of these raise blood sugar, diet coke and diet ginger beer sometimes I like a rum with the diet ginger beer (no alcohol in the ginger beer)

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Liver Tests :: Possible Fatty Liver With Elevated Enzymes

Been feeling lightheaded and brain foggy and a bit sick recently with some stomach grumbling and pain. Went to the doctors who did repeat blood tests over the course of 8 weeks and have said my enzymes are slightly up which could be the result of mild fatty liver. My question is does this sound related? He's also just tested me for celiac, but told me in the beginning that I could be fighting a virus. I'm worried that the 3 diagnoses he's given are so different I don't know what to believe, also does this mean I should be less worried about the tests because they are low enough to be anything?

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Liver :: Reactive Hypoglycemia Raises The Liver Enzymes?

I've recently had 2 LFT that both showed raised enzymes, I've had a scan and it shows I have gallstones, however I am currently undergoing investigation into whether I have Reactive Hypoglycaemia, my question is that if I do have RH, would this cause my liver enzymes to elevate?

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Liver Tests :: How Much Damage Caused By Fatty Liver?

IiIt was picked up by chance thaI have fatty liver, could have had this for years without knowing about it, how do I find out how much damage has been done already if any? My GP does not seem too concerned about it, all my LFT have come back normal so what can I do about it apart from lifestyle change which I'm doing already?

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Kidney Stones :: Any Way To Shrink While Waiting?

I had my first stone last year. I didn't even know I had one until the intense pain sent me to the ER. Like others I got pain meds and a ct and told it was already in my ureter and it's 2mm. Didn't know what that meant of course. Was sent home with pain meds and passed a little bebe stone the next day and it was over. This time around it hasent been anything like the first. Had on and off dull pain since Xmas. Two weeks ago I finally landed on the er with pain but not as severe as the first year. Got a scan and they said there's a tiny stone on left kidney. Funny but my pain is on the right side but ok. I was relieved but also drugged up. So the Dr. Says it's a speck on the scan,very small. I asked him twice to maybe give me a size but he didn't. Just little he says.  I was again sent home with a small prescription of pain meds. So two weeks later and nothing is happening. Oh,and I did have blood in urine but no infection. I've been waiting pretty patiently and straining every single time so i don't miss it. How long can this take? Is there anything I can do to shrink it or break it up while I'm waiting? Anyone have a "tiny" stone that caused major pain when it passed? Any help or stories would be appreciated. I do not have insurance right now for a follow-up at this time and I also have no pain on the stone side. I have an ache on the opposite side where they found no stones or blockage.

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