Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) can be cured?..?

Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) can be cured?..?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    Well it depends on the cause of the hepatomegaly in the first place. If it is caused by Hepatitis A or B, those can be cured most of the time (10% of Hep B cases become chronic).

    If it is caused by sarcoidosis it can usually be cured as well.

    Hepatomegaly can also be caused by certain forms of cancer, so if the cance is cured presumably the liver should return to its normal size.

    There are lots of other conditions that can cause hepatomegaly. Some can't be cured, but they can be treated, so in those cases the treatment may resolve the liver enlargement.

  • Hepatomegaly

    Hepatomegaly is the condition of having an enlarged liver. It is a nonspecific medical sign having many causes, which can broadly be broken down into infection, direct toxicity, hepatic tumours, or metabolic disorder. Often, hepatomegaly will present as an abdominal mass. Depending on the cause, it may sometimes present along with jaundice.

    Diagnosis

    After a thorough medical history and physical examination, blood tests should be drawn. An important series of blood tests are the liver function tests, which give a good impression of the patient's broad metabolic picture.

    An ultrasound of the liver can reliably detect a dilated biliary duct system, which helps distinguish parenchymal liver disease from extrahepatic bile duct obstruction. Ultrasound can also detect the characteristic texture of a cirrhotic liver, and can guide fine needle aspiration of cysts, abscesses and tumours.

    Computed tomography (CT) can help obtain more accurate anatomical information, and is unaffected by the obesity or the presence of bowel gases.

    Common Causes

    Infective :-

    Glandular fever (Infectious mononucleosis) This is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

    Hepatitis (Although not all hepatitis viruses cause hepatomegaly)

    Liver abscess

    Malaria

    Amoeba infections

    Hydatid cyst

    Leptospirosis

    Actinomycosis

    Neoplastic :-

    Hemangiomas

    Hepatocellular carcinoma

    Myeloma

    Leukaemia

    Lymphoma

    Cirrhotic :-

    Portal

    Biliary

    Cardiac

    Haemochromatosis

    Metabolic :-

    Fatty infiltration

    Amyloidosis

    Gaucher's disease

    Drugs and Toxins :-

    alcoholism

    poisoning

    drugs

    Congenital :-

    Hemolytic anemia

    Riedel's lobe

    Polycystic disease

    Others :-

    Hunter syndrome

    Zellweger's syndrome

    Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I deficiency

    Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency

    Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase deficiency

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Treatment can start only after the identification of the exact cause. Anyone who has developed an enlarged liver due to alcoholism should cease the intake of alcohol immediately, or else it could be fatal. A patient who is suffering from hepatitis is given medication to bring down the inflammation in the liver. In case it is a nonalcoholic problem caused by obesity, the patient must opt for a proper weight loss program that includes regular exercise. Diabetic patients must control their blood sugar and cholesterol levels. For liver cancer and leukemia, the treatment involves chemotherapy or radiation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on why the hepatomegaly is occurring.

    What is the diagnosis? Is it idiopathic? Is it hepatitis? Is it congenital? What's the deal?

    The human body is wonderful at being able to heat itself, but sometimes there is something that cannot be fixed -

    What is the diagnosis?

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, through meditation based on self-realization under the guidance of an experienced spiritual teacher.

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