Items Tagged ‘liver’

June 14, 2018

No Problems Now

By Veri Veri

I was having kidney and liver problems. I found out I was hyperparathyroid. Medicine I was taking was making me sick – mostly headaches. Too much calcium was making my kidney function go down – from 22% to 16%. I was referred to Dr. Livhits. Dr. Livhits performed surgery on the right side of my […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, glands, hyperparathyroid, kidney, kidney function, liver, patient stories, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


Ask the Doctors - How can I reverse fatty liver?

June 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I reverse fatty liver?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I was recently diagnosed with fatty liver. I researched it a bit, and learned that people with this condition can have a pregnant-looking stomach. Although I’ve been considered slim my whole life, for the last 8 or 9 years I’ve looked about 6 months pregnant. Please tell me how I can reverse this, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, carbohydrates, Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, fatty liver, high-sugar foods, insulin, liver, triglycerides


Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen


The facts about hepatitis C

July 12, 2017

The facts about hepatitis C

By uclahealth uclahealth

While it’s gaining more attention among older adults, people of all ages should know about the health complications of hepatitis C, how it spreads and what treatment options are available. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. It spreads through exposure to blood from an infected person. Hepatitis C […]

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Tags: acute hepatitis C infection, chronic hepatitis C infection, hepatitis C, hepatitis C screening, hepatology, how do people get hepatitis C, jaundice, liver, liver transplantation, testing for hepatitis C


Becoming an organ donor

May 9, 2017

Becoming an organ donor

By uclahealth uclahealth

Each year, the number of people in need of organ transplants continues to grow. About 118,000 people are still waiting for an organ, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and each day, 22 people die while waiting. Posthumous donation Those who register to have their organs donated after they’ve deceased […]

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Tags: blood cancer, blood donation, blood supplies, Bone-marrow transplantation, intestine transplant, intestines, liver, liver transplant, living donor, living organ donation, lung, lung transplant


March 30, 2017

23 years at UCLA

By samantha12 samantha12

I began seeing Dr. Leonard Goldstein at UCLA in 1994. I was diagnosed with auto immune cirrhosis in 1970 at age five. I enjoyed seeing Dr. Goldstein at his “unique” office in building 200 where I made many trips over the course of 22 years. In February 2006, my 2nd life began with a liver […]

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Tags: cirrhosis, Doctors Day, Dr. Alan Gorn, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, immune cirrhosis, liver, liver transplant, patient stories, Pfleger Liver Institute, UCLA liver transplant team