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Huh? Stress causing liver failure??

My BIL had routine blood work and it came back that he had liver failure. they did a biopsy,and it came back normal. He's claiming that the doctor said it was caused by stress in his life.
Now high blood pressure I can see,but liver failure?
is he just full of sh*t,or is there some science behind this?

 
butterflyblue19

Asked by butterflyblue19 at 1:15 PM on Feb. 15, 2011 in Health

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  • Stress can do a lot of quiet damage in our bodies and liver damage is definitely not out of the question. Stress is known to increase acid and bile in the stomach and gall bladder. Where does the excess go? The liver!
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 1:21 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Hmmm... never heard of that happening. Alcohol and hepatitis will cause that...maybe he said that to cover up some other reason for it.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:18 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • stress can cause several different health issues. Constant high levels of stress hormones can damage many systems. Could also be his diet though, or even just genetics.
    daughteroftruth

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 1:32 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Hmmm... than mine should be decayed??? Hahaahaha

    ~*Giggles*~... I stress about everything from what my kids eat, to education, to tiny details of our lives... probably why I don't care enough to bash others here on CM... I am too busy stressing over my own! Hahahaha
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 1:18 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • His BP is managed by meds. He does have gout,don't know if that's a factor. It just sounded weird to me
    butterflyblue19

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 1:25 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Is he diabetic?
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:27 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Ive never heard of stress causing liver problems. but I won't say it isn't possible just that I have never heard of it!
    momto4girzls

    Answer by momto4girzls at 1:27 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • nope,not diabetic
    butterflyblue19

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 1:28 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • My research led me to Hepatitis C
    He had a blood transfusion in '91
    Maybe he's embarrassed to tell us its that because he thinks he got it from a hooker or something lol!
    butterflyblue19

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 1:31 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • He eats like a pig!
    butterflyblue19

    Comment by butterflyblue19 (original poster) at 1:32 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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