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  • Life Of The Liver

    my opinion about the liver was not the best. I believed that the liver is valuable but only produces waste, which is no fun. However, as I began to research the liver and how it plays a huge part in my daily life it changed my perspective. Most things that humans ingest go through the liver at one point or another. The Liver has the ability to turn ineffective or pointless compounds into ones of use to the body. The liver is able to destroy or reconfigure toxins in the body, also it is able to help the body in regulating energy levels. Do you know that the liver can regenerate! It is one of a few organs that have the ability…

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  • Liver Failure Essay

    Liver Failure: Liver Disease (Autoimmune Hepatitis) According to research, Liver failure patients experience chronic problems and accrue long term problems. Liver failure is an inflammation or a very un-normal function that occurs within weeks or days. (Clinic 15) There are various symptoms of this disease. Some symptoms can be known as swelling in your body such as in your feet, and hands. Another symptom is very unusual dark urine, loss of appetite, abdominal pain. The main symptom is known to…

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  • Liver Cirrhosis Essay

    Liver Cirrhosis Liver Cirrhosis is considered to be one of the deadliest disease among men and women nationwide. With its leading cause of death and illness mostly in the United States, roughly 5.5 million people, which is 2% of the U.S. population are affected by Cirrhosis. In essence, 26,000 deaths occur each year, but who/what age range does this disease usually affect? What are the causes and symptoms? Can it be cured? Let’s take a look at the facts and statistics! In the human body system,…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Liver Transplants

    Liver transplants were created with the intent to save those who suffer from liver damage/disease. “6,000 liver transplants are performed annually in the U.S., and the number continues to rise” (More About Organ Donation). Currently, there are approximately 17,000 people waiting to receive a new liver, many of these being alcoholics. The topic of alcoholics receiving liver transplants is such a controversy because alcoholics are viewed as being at fault for their liver failure. An alcoholic’s…

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  • Cirrhosis And Gallbladder Disease And Liver Disease

    The liver is located under the diaphragm in the upper right side of your abdominal cavity. It has many important jobs including digestive processes. It also carries out many metabolic and regulatory functions in the body and is also responsible for producing bile to breakdown fats in the food we eat. The gallbladder is similar to a small storage sac, it helps the liver to store bile. The liver and gallbladder connect by the common bile duct. Many disease states can affect these two closely…

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  • Analysis Of Alcoholics And Liver Transplantation By Carl Cohen And Benjamin

    In “Alcoholics and Liver Transplantation”, Carl Cohen and Martin Benjamin discuss whether alcoholics should get equally organs like others (patients) and who should receive transplanted organs. This is one of the most issues that arises and brings attention to the public. Cohen and Benjamin present this discussion by providing two arguments. The first argument is moral. Base on moral, alcoholics should not get the treatment for their transplantations. The reason is that they should blame for…

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  • Should Alcoholics Compete Equally For Liver Transplantation

    lower slot on the list. One side argues that alcoholics should get equal access to new livers and that all should be placed on the waiting list regardless of the reason that they are in need of a new liver. The other side believes in what is known as maximum benefit, or the idea that alcoholics should not be excluded from the list, but should be placed behind many others, resulting in a very small chance of receiving a new liver. In their paper “Should Alcoholics Compete Equally for Liver…

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  • Psychological Effects Of Alcohol Abuse

    that alcohol impairs the cells in your Central Nervous System, affecting your coordination and reaction time. It effects the part of your brain that helps with making decisions which can cause you to act more reckless . Alcohol interferes with your breathing, your heart rate and gag reflex as well as the risks of unsafe safe ( which can lead to sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy), losing your possessions, acting violent and accidents or injuries. Long term affects, these can…

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  • The Importance Of The Legal Drinking Age

    United States of America is twenty-one now. The government should raise the legal drinking age to twenty-five years; because of the harmful effects on the brain, liver and being alcoholism. The brain is the center of consciousness and the basis of the regularity of human life. Drinking alcohol affects the brain loses mental balance. People forget what happened when they get drunk. Alcohol makes the brain difficult…

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  • The Cause And Effects Of Alcoholism And Disease

    die from alcohol related causes each year, making it the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. With the increasing number of deaths each year, alcohol consumption has become an increasing concern. Alcoholism can be defined as a condition that prevents people from being able to control their alcohol consumption. A disease can be defined as an abnormal condition of a structure or function of one part of the body that affects the whole body and prevents it from functioning…

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