Tag Archives: liver

Too much of a good thing may lead to too much of a liver as well

All life is challenged by oxidants — reactive molecules or compounds that remove electrons from other molecules — often with adverse effect, commonly referred to as oxidative stress. Consequently, all organisms have evolved specialized antioxidant defenses. In humans and other multicellular animals, that defense depends upon a protein called NRF2 and its inhibitor, KEAP1. In… Read More »

Liver cancer symptoms: Do your stools look like this? Warning sign of the deadly disease

The liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. There are several different types of cancer that can develop in the liver cell. Cancer that spreads to the liver is more common than cancer that begins in the liver cells. If… Read More »

MKSAP: 48-year-old woman with elevated liver chemistry tests

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 48-year-old woman is evaluated at a follow-up appointment for elevated liver chemistry tests over the preceding 6 months. She reports no symptoms. She has type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Her family history is unremarkable. She drinks two glasses of… Read More »