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Purify the Liver
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Purify the Liver

Watch the video X Watch the video on youtube The liver is a very important organ for the organism because it intervenes in the metabolism of food, drugs, toxins and more generally of whatever is introduced into the human body. The liver can be compared to a model worker, always punctual, efficient and who hardly gets sick or complains about too much work

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Feeding and Gallstones

The gall bladder stones, as well as those of the bile ducts (of the cystic duct, of the common bile duct but also of the pancreatic duct), represent the most frequent biliary tract disorders and / or complications; moreover, it seems that (in addition to an individual predisposition) both the onset and the prevention of recurrences depend strongly on the subject's diet
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Diet as a Cause of Hepatitis

The topic Diet and Hepatitis is really very vast! First of all, it is necessary to explain what hepatitis is (to dispel myths and false beliefs); after which we will analyze how it is possible to contract hepatitis through diet; finally, we will see how to prevent it and structure a correct diet as a support to care
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Diet and hepatic steatosis - fatty liver

What is hepatic steatosis Liver steatosis is a true degeneration of the liver, caused by the accumulation of triglycerides in hepatocytes. Generally, hepatic steatosis is reversible thanks to diet and drug therapy; however, in a percentage of 5-10% of cases it may develop into liver cirrhosis, especially in the case where the subject is abused alcohol
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Hepatitis Diet

After explaining the role of nutrition as a possible cause of various types of hepatitis, let's try to understand what are the goals of a diet aimed at treating liver problems. Both in the case of acute hepatitis and chronic hepatitis, the diet aims to: REDUCE the organ fatigue, COMPENSATE any lack of its metabolic functions, ELIMINATE the predisposing causes (if dietetic) and PREVENT a worsening of the pathology
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Detoxify the Liver with Diet and Supplements

Liver intoxication The liver is an organ that performs most of the body's metabolic functions. Drug abuse and improper diet can poison and cause unwanted symptoms and disorders; in the long term, hepatic intoxication can give rise to the pathogenesis of even serious diseases, such as liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma
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Hepato-toxic drugs

Generality Hepatotoxic drugs are drugs used for the treatment of very different pathologies, which include a potentially harmful effect on the liver, among other side effects. In fact, hepatotoxicity is defined as the ability possessed by a substance to exert a damaging effect on the liver . More in detail, when hepatotoxicity is induced by drugs, it is preferable to speak of " iatrogenic hepatotoxicity "
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Hepatic biopsy

Generality Liver biopsy is a medical procedure based on the removal of a piece of liver tissue by means of a dedicated needle, with the ultimate aim of studying it under a microscope to identify and characterize various liver diseases. The liver biopsy can therefore be used as a diagnostic tool before the suspicion of a liver disease that cannot be investigated with other techniques, or as a tool to establish its severity if it has already been ascertained in other ways
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Ascites

Ascites and Peritoneum Ascites, from the Greek askos = sack, is a pathological collection of liquids in the abdominal cavity. In healthy individuals the volume of these fluids is rather small (10-30 ml), and helps the sliding of peritoneal surfaces. The peritoneum is a membrane made up of two sheets, of which the most external or parietal forms the lining of the abdominal cavity and the innermost, or visceral, covers most of the viscera contained within it
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Liver Biopsy: Risks, Complications and Preparation

Is the exam painful? Although it is literally exhausted in a second or a little more, given the preparatory phase, liver biopsy lasts an average of 15-20 minutes. During sampling, the patient may feel a slight pain or a feeling of pressure on the skin. In any case, thanks to preventive local anesthesia, the examination is generally well tolerated
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Liver Cirrhosis

Generality Liver cirrhosis is a chronic and degenerative disease of the liver. It occurs when the organ responds to a lesion or a morbid process by destroying its cells and replacing them with cicatricial interconnections, among which nodules of regenerating cells develop; consequently, the liver gradually loses architecture and functions, with negative repercussions on the entire organism
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