Liver and Gallbladder

Gallbladder Tests: Ultrasound, CT, HIDA Scan, ERCP

Blood Tests in Gallbladder Disease When upper right abdominal pain suggests gallbladder disease or obstruction of the common bile duct, the following blood tests may be performed: Bilirubin and liver enzyme alkaline phosphatase (AP) are often elevated in cases of gallstones in the gallbladder and common bile duct (1) >> Read More ...

Stomach Disorders – Available Tests and Investigations

Diagnosis of Stomach (Abdominal) Disorders If you have stomach problems, you can check a medical history questionnaire to prepare yourself for appointment with yourdoctor. After listening your symptoms and performing physical examination, your doctor may suggest you to have additional investigations. It may save >> Read More ...

Liver Damage and Liver Failure – Symptoms and Signs

LIVER DAMAGE and LIVER FAILURE Liver damage refers to impaired liver structure (liver cells, vessels, biliary ducts) due to any cause. A mild liver damage, like in fatty liver, may cause only little impairment of liver function and no or few symptoms, while severe liver damage may lead to life threatening liver >> Read More ...

White Gallbladder Diarrhea and Green Bile Salts Diarrhea

Normally, bile that is produced in the liver, is temporarily stored in the gallbladder. From here the bile is secreted into the duodenum (small intestine) during digestion. It is mainly secreted when there are fats in the gut, like after a fatty meal. Bile emulsifies fat globules, which means that it breaks it down into >> Read More ...

Rare Genetic Disorders: Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)

What Is Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)? Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is a rare genetic disease in which fructose cannot be properly metabolised in the body. Affected person suffers from a bad abdominal reaction (bloating, diarrhea, generalized malaise) after eating fructose-containing foods. HFI is an >> Read More ...

Liver Diseases Types, Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and one of the central points for most of the biochemical processes that sustains life. It is probably the most versatile organ and responsible for monitoring, regulating and performing vital processes. Read more on liver functions. Despite this versatility, the liver is >> Read More ...
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