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Can Liver Problems cause headaches?
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Can Liver Problems cause headaches?

I have been suffering from constant 'pressure' type headaches for almost 2 years now. I have been to numerous doctors and tried almost every medicine to no avail. A couple of weeks ago I met with a doctor who deals with all problems with a natural approach. He suggested that some headaches can be caused by liver problems. He suggests that this happens due to the liver not removing toxins from my system. I'm curious to know if this is possible.

I figured I had nothing to lose, except pain, by speaking with him. I have not yet started any thearpy with him, as I am waiting for detailed instructions.  

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Dear Kelly,
The traditional medical literature does not describe an association between liver disease and headache.  Patients with severe, clinically, evident liver disease may have neurologic problems but that does not appear to be your case.
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Kelly, have you had an MRI done to see if it raises any possibilities?

Otherwise, your body may be too toxic, and the toxicity may be part of what is causing your headaches.

I can make some herbal recommendations which may help your situation. Let me know if I can help.

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Wendell < ***@**** >
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Wendell has been sending virus's - be careful
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I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING WITH SORE THROAT FOR
OVER SIX MONTHS. I HAD AN ENDOSCOPE DONE
THE DOCTOR SAID I HAVE A REFLUX ESOPHAGUS
AND HAITAL HERNIA. MY MOUTH ALWAYS SEEMS  
IRRITATED . HE GAVE ME PREVACID 30 MG. TO
TAKE IN THE MORNING. ACTUALLY MY THROAT
FEELS INFLAMED.  I NEVER FEEL RIGHT.  I
NOW HAVE DISCOMFORT IN MY HEAD.  LIGHT
HEADACHE I HAVE DIFFICULTY SLEEPING
I STARTED TO TAKE AMBIEN AND AFTER TWO
OR THREE HOURS THE PAIN IN MY THROAT
KEEPS ME AWAKE THE REST OF THE NIGHT
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My son (13) has been told he has platelete
dysfunction blood diorder. Can you give me more
information about this. It took 16 months to
figure out---he had bleeding through his rectum and had 3 colonscopies and many other test until a blood doctor ran a platelete function
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To ted hinkle

give your son green barley and wheatgrass juice. you can buy it
at any health food store.  i have seen it work wonders on friends
that were getting chemo for cancer. doctors told them that their
platelet count was higher than a normal person after numerous
treatments.  also an uncle of mine has leukemia and his white
cell count was way below normal.  the juice has corrected that.
have your son take one teaspoon in a glass of pure water three
times daily.  good luck.


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