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Why Are Autoimmune Diseases on the Rise?

Changing environments, extraordinary stress, and the autoimmunity epidemic Apr 10 Stacy Verdick Case was ill with a host of disparate symptoms. She suffered from joint pain, heart palpitations, and severe fatigue. Doctors tried to address her symptoms, prescribing her the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, attending to her acid reflux, or telling her to exercise. But no…

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Sue Bennett – World Class Athlete! 4 Years Post Transplant

I’ve known Sue a long time! We got to know each other when we were both struggling to survive. Sue is an inspiration to anyone and everyone and she continues to do so much work in support of Liver Disease. I featured her blog during her transplant and hopefully you will read it also. https://liverswithlife.com/category/suesblog/…

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Blood tests cut unnecessary NAFLD referrals.

Blood tests in primary care cut unnecessary NAFLD referrals by 80%, finds study. Blood tests carried out in primary care could cut the number of unnecessary secondary care referrals for NAFLD by almost 80%, a study has found. Tests carried out by GPs reduced unnecessary NAFLD referrals by detecting cases of clinically significant liver disease…

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HE? Eat Poop!!!!

Cirrhosis Complication Falls to ‘Poop Capsule’ It’s a lot to swallow but pilot study shows benefit for hepatic encephalopathy VIENNA – Patients who swallowed fecal microbiota capsules had fewer attacks of recurrent hepatic encephalopathy, a devastating complication of liver cirrhosis, in a placebo-controlled pilot trial reported here. During the study’s 6-month course and follow-up, 11 serious…

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Fatty liver disease ‘epidemic’ in young people

Experts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fairly common among older adults, detectable in about a quarter of the population. But a study has found that substantial numbers of 24-year-olds are also affected, putting them at…

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New hope for patients with decompensated cirrhosis

Albumin in high doses… Note: Albumin is used regularly around the world as a standard treatment for Ascites. In the US, albumin is only given for high volume paracentecis. This replaces what was lost, it doesn’t protect for the future…. Craig   Decompensated cirrhosis is a chronic disease linked to numerous complications in its final…

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The Addiction Crisis That No One Is Talking About – Alcoholism

Substance Abuse and Stress Stress levels continue to soar in our society — a 2017 Gallup poll found that eight in 10 Americans consider themselves stressed, and 40 percent of U.S. citizens said they were more anxious last year than the year before. A growing body of research demonstrates links between substance abuse and stress,…

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Age, not sex affects UDCA response in patients with PBC

Primary Biliary Cholangitis Older and increasing age among patients with primary biliary cholangitis correlated with a better response to ursodeoxycholic acid treatment and lower rates of liver transplantation and mortality compared with younger age, whereas sex did not affect outcomes, according to a recently published study. “Our data suggests that younger patients should be monitored…

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What Are Treatment Approaches to Liver Cancer?

New Liver Disease Forum – Join Now! We now have a forum on this domain which is completely unassociated with Facebook. Join up for help, advice and support! Ask questions – get answers! Join Now! The National Cancer Institute The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be about 42,220 new cases and 30,200 deaths related…

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