Why hurt the liver - a lot of reasons

November 17, 2014

 Why hurt the liver
 Why hurt the liver - this question is difficult to answer without a full examination of the patient, as there are dozens of diseases of the liver that can cause pain in the right hypochondrium, and various disorders of other organs and body.


Why does liver disease affect the condition of the whole organism

The liver performs a different and very important functions. It cleanses the body of toxins and metabolic products Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things  Metabolism: The basis of life of all living things
 It takes part in the processes of digestion, metabolism and circulation. In connection with such a variety of liver disease of any organ affects the state of the whole organism.

To date, we found a few tens of liver disease, including acute and chronic inflammation, metabolic and degenerative diseases, congenital malformations, hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver, vascular lesions of the liver and intrahepatic bile duct lesions, parasitic diseases, and more.


Inflammatory diseases of the liver

Inflammatory diseases of the liver are called hepatitis. The most common cause of hepatitis is viral infection. In accordance with pathogens viral hepatitis are divided into hepatitis A, B, C, D, E. In addition, hepatitis can be the result of autoimmune processes (allergy own tissues), toxic effects of different substances, including alcohol and so on.

As the prevalence of hepatitis are divided into focal and diffuse (spread).

For the duration of the current distinguish acute and chronic hepatitis. Acute hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
   usually has a favorable outcome, but can be very difficult to proceed with impaired liver function, tissue necrosis her, coma, and death of the patient. Chronic hepatitis is prolonged, often unnoticed, but can also result in liver failure and death of the patient.


Exchange-degenerative liver disease

These diseases are collectively called steatosis. When gepatoze resulting metabolic function of liver cells are broken, which leads to a reduction of the liver as a whole. Steatosis are fat or pigment.

Acute steatosis (stearoz) develops in some poisoning by toxic substances (phosphorus, arsenic, alcohol). Chronic fatty liver is usually the result of systematic use of alcoholic beverages.

Pigment gepatozy are hereditary diseases. They are not hard to proceed, appear persistent jaundice in the absence of other changes in the liver.


Fibrosis and cirrhosis

Fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver - a process which is characterized by the destruction of liver cells instead overgrowth of connective tissue cells. Fibrosis is a reversible initial stage, cirrhosis - irreversible end. The disease leads to impaired liver function, increased pressure in the blood vessels it.

The main causes of liver cirrhosis is acute hepatitis Acute hepatitis - always seriously  Acute hepatitis - always seriously
   (Postnecrotic cirrhosis), a long stagnation of venous blood in the liver for cardiovascular disease (portal cirrhosis) and obstruction of the large bile ducts (biliary cirrhosis). Cirrhosis of the liver can be compensated when the body cope with the disease, subcompensated (the body can not fully cope with the disease), and decompensated (body can not cope with the disease and there is a series of life-threatening complications).


Pyoinflammatory liver disease

Such diseases include abscess Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?  Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?
   liver. An abscess is a limited festering encapsulated. Liver abscesses can be single and multiple. Infection enters the region of the liver through the blood to other sites of inflammation, e.g., acute appendicitis, colitis and so on. The disease requires prompt treatment.


Vascular diseases of the liver

Vascular diseases of the liver usually develop on the background of a general (systemic) (diseases: atherosclerosis, hypertension and so on. Sometimes there is an aneurysm of the hepatic artery - a limited area of ​​the sharp expansion of blood vessels, sometimes up to 10 cm or more in diameter. To identify this disease It is not easy, since it is asymptomatic and is manifested only after the rupture of the vessel.


How to treat liver disease

This is a difficult task. Treatment is carried out only after a thorough examination of the patient and on the basis thereof. Treatments and drugs for diseases of the liver are selected individually for each patient.

In order to find out why it hurts the liver, it should be as soon as possible to see a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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Festal - contraindications to be observed

April 26, 2013

 festal contraindications
 The drug that is well tolerated and rarely has side effects - a festal. Contraindications to its use are rare. However, there are a number of diseases and conditions for which the use of festal absolutely contraindicated. In the first place - is acute diseases of the digestive system.

 Festal - contraindications to be observed

Therapeutic and side effects festal

Festal - a drug which is composed of digestive enzymes and dry extract of bovine bile. Receiving it ensures proper digestion and absorption of food including fat-soluble vitamins), and stimulates secretion of enzymes in their own body.

Side effects when taking festal very rare - the drug is generally well tolerated. However, side effects are sometimes found:

  • from the gastrointestinal tract - nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
  • of the liver - reduction in the formation of bile acids in the liver cells;
  • allergic reactions.

When receiving Festalum for a long time in high doses may cause increased levels of uric acid Uric acid - a normal level?  Uric acid - a normal level?
   in the blood and urine. In children, it can cause irritation to the skin around the anus, and oral mucosa.

 Festal - contraindications to be observed

How to take festal

To reduce the risk of irritation of the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract and reach the maximum therapeutic effect, festal need to be taken with food or immediately after it, with a little water.

If the long festal can be used only on prescription, and after a preliminary examination. If you do not comply with this rule, it is possible to miss a serious illness. In emergency cases, in order to prevent or eliminate the effects of malnutrition Festalum can be taken for two or three days for one to two tablets three times a day.

 Festal - contraindications to be observed

Contraindications on the part of the pancreas

Contraindications for use festal bit, but they are serious. In no case can not be applied festal in acute pancreatitis and exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis. These states are accompanied by edema Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
   pancreas and its violation of the outflow of digestive juices. As a result of digestive juices begin to digest its own pancreas tissue.

Festalum stimulates own digestive juices, including the pancreas, however the patient after administration can rapidly deteriorate. In chronic pancreatitis without exacerbation festal prescribe a course whose duration and daily dose depends on the degree of dysfunction of the pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
   and is determined by the attending physician.

 Festal - contraindications to be observed

Contraindications on the part of the intestine

Festal contraindicated in intestinal obstruction. This disrupted the passage of the stool, which can lead to serious complications. When bowel obstruction is dangerous to stimulate the activity of the gastrointestinal tract - it can enhance the effect of obstruction.

Festal able to stimulate the secretory activity of the intestines - this will lead to the accumulation of a large amount of feces to the point of obstruction. Side effects festal are sometimes diarrhea or constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain associated with muscle spasms of the intestine. All of these effects can be even more weight the patient's condition.

 Festal - contraindications to be observed

Contraindications of the liver and biliary tract

Festal contraindicated in severe liver diseases, which are accompanied by violation of its functions. If abnormal liver function and decreased synthesis of bile acids by the liver cells. And one of the side effects is to reduce the formation of festal bile acids, that is, the suppression of the secretory function of the liver cells.

Festal contraindicated in those cases where in the biliary tract (bile ducts and gall bladder) are obstructed bile. For example, when gallstones, tumors compressing the bile duct, inflammation of the biliary tract and gall bladder, resulting in swelling prevents the passage of bile and so on. Festal stimulates the secretion of bile, it will accumulate at the site of obstruction. Stagnation of bile promotes inflammation and increased stone formation.

In addition, the festal contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity of the patient to the components of this drug.

Festal - a drug non-prescription and can be in the home medicine cabinet. But to apply the festal long time needed by a physician. In addition, it should not be taken with strong abdominal pain of unknown origin.

Galina Romanenko

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