Liver Toxidity - symptom, Treatment of Liver Toxidity
The liver is susceptible to toxic damage. Much of this is reversible, but some toxins can be devastatingly rapid in destroying the liver.
Exposure to chemical toxins have a predictable effect on the liver.
But not all liver-toxic substances are poisons. Some are drugs in daily use that are essential to fight disease. These substances can cause damage by inducing inflammation (hepatitis), pooling of bile (cholestasis), or fatty change in the liver.
Sometimes, the liver's response to a drug is idiosyncratic, which simply means it is unpredictable.
Thus, a safe drug may, under peculiar circumstances, prove toxic to the liver.
Your doctor is equipped to monitor the safety of the drugs that are prescribed. The list below shows how wide the range of potential toxins is.
That most of these have been used for years with no damage to the liver goes to show the skill and judgment that lies behind every prescription.
Many common hepatotoxic drugs are (unfortunately and indiscriminately) sold OTC.
Some, like paracetamol, are unavoidable. In such cases, it is, best to know how much is safe and when it is unsafe
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