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My LFT (Liver function tests) is not normal. My cholesterol level is not normal either. Read?
I drink occasionally and smoke 2-3 cigarettes a day. Unfortunately I had given my blood sample for test 36 hours after I had 650 mL of strong beer.Anyhow will the doctor find out that it's because of my "smoking" and irregular eating habit?I don't want that doctor find out I smoke will he be able to by going htrough my blood test report and LFT report ?
Posted 3 years ago in Other by ChickenProtector

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It is best to be upfront with the doctor if yourliver function tests and cholesterol levels are notin normal range. It could prevent you from goingthrough alot of unnecessary testing.Alcohol can cause liver cell damage in different ways. The liver takes toxins from the body and converts them into a non toxic form that the bodycan easily dispose of.1) Overconsuming alcohol in a short time period,doesn't give the liver time to convert it to acetaldehyde, then acetate, and then to CO2and water. Not converted completely, it can causedamage to the liver cells.2) Consuming alcohol over long time periods,can cause the build up of fat inside the liver.The liver is surrounded by a tight membranecapsule. The pressure the fat causes can damagethe liver cells.3) Some people are more sensitive to alcohol thanothers are. Some are even allergic to it4) Taking alcohol with medications can cause aninteraction between them, that the liver cells can be immediately damaged.The liver blood testing done: the liver enzymes,the liver function tests, and the liver viral tests...do not show if a person has consumed alcohol.However, there are many other tests the doctormay do if he believes there is liver damage andthere is a possibility that it is caused by alcohol. Having high cholesterol/triglyceride levels alsoleads to fatty liver disease.The liver tests basically inform the doctor ofdamage to the liver cells, how the cells of theliver are functioning and if a virus has enteredthe body and is using the liver cells to replicateitself. Any damage to the liver cells can causethe immune system of the patients body to respond to this and cause inflammation insidethe liver, in which case the liver would enlarge in size. If the cause is not found and stopped...it can lead to where the liver cells die offand form scar tissue inside the liver. It isthen known as Cirrhosis of the liver and isa irreversible, progressive disease. A liver transplant costs in the range of$300,000 and up. Anyone who is addictedto alcohol or drugs, has to be detoxed fromalcohol (according to most transplant centers)for a period of 6 months prior to being evalutated for transplantation. Smoking will also be taken into consideration. It is not worth going through the horrible disease of Cirrhosis. The liver cells arewhat does the functions of the liver. Asthey are injured and start to die off,the more that continues to occur...themore liver failure the patient will have.If your tests show problems with the liver...please take this quite seriously.You don't have anything to prove to the doctor...you have to determine the outcome yourself.Beer is just the same as anyother alcohol drink you mayhave. Best wishes


What is High Cholesterol

You have this condition if there are high levels of cholesterol in the blood. There are three parts of cholesterol:

  • Low density lipoproteins (LDL)-known as bad cholesterol. It causes build up of cholesterol and other fats in the blood vessels. High LDL levels can cause artery and heart disease.
  • High density lipoproteins (HDL)-known as good cholesterol. It can remove cholesterol and other fats from the blood vessels. High levels of HDL can protect against heart disease.
  • Triglycerides-a common form of fat in the body. Often elevated in people with diabetes or certain genetic conditions.
  • Particles-proteins associated with certain types of cholesterols in the body. These may be a better signal about your risk of developing disease in the blood vessels.



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