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Is Pathologic Jaundice in Infants Life Threatening?

In this article, we will focus on pathologic jaundice (also called cholestatic jaundice). Is it something to worry about in infants? Is it life-threatening?

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Everything You Need to Know About Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient

Are you suffering from ascites? If so then it’s important to know the cause of your condition. A doctor orders different tests like serum ascites albumin gradient. This is a particular test that’s used to find out the…

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Phototherapy as Treatment for Jaundice: Is it Effective?

For newborns, there are certain conditions that are commonly seen after birth. And one of the conditions happens to be jaundice. Sometimes, jaundice in newborns isn’t easily detected. And that can be bad for the baby. But if…

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How To Lower Liver Enzymes Before A Blood Test

ALT is the acronym for alanine aminotransferase, an enzyme found in the liver. This enzyme aid the body in carrying out some chemical reactions that are needed in order for it to function well. ALT is especially important…

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Longest Liver Transplant Survivor: Life After The Transplant

This article explores the post-transplant life of the longest liver transplant survivor from the United Kingdom. The liver is a very important organ in your human body. Let’s do a quick recap about its functions. The liver is…

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Interesting Liver Transplant Facts You Must Know

Liver transplant facts refer to established and trivial facts about the liver. The liver is one of the most important organs of the body.

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Cirrhosis Labs: What Test Do Doctors Use In Diagnosing Cirrhosis?

Let’s get right down to the medical workings for cirrhosis labs in this article. First, let’s recap the specific condition. Cirrhosis would be the condition by which the liver will be scarred and entirely affected. Scar tissue formation…

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Autoimmune Cirrhosis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Autoimmune cirrhosis can happen due to autoimmune hepatitis. This is a condition that causes the body to start attacking healthy cells. This condition can be treated with medicines but might lead to late-stage liver disease.

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What Happens During Cirrhosis of the Liver Last Stage Before Death?

Have you been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis? This is a late-stage liver disease that follows previous stages like fatty liver disease (FLD). Due to factors like unhealthy diet and lack of exercise the global rates of liver disease…

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Chylous Ascites: Diagnosis and Treatment

Chylous ascites (CA) refers to the buildup of fluid rich in triglyceride in the peritoneal (abdominal) cavity. This article focuses on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of CA. Read on to find out more