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lithuim andf liver damage
can lithium alone damage your liver after only about 7 or 8 years
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Lithium is processed in the kidneys.  People who take lithium should be having regular blood tests to monitor their kidney function and levels of lithium.  It is possible to have too much lithium in the body and suffer what is called "lithium toxicity".  This can happen either as a result of taking too much lithium, or if a person is not taking in enough water or sweating a lot. Anti-inflammatory drugs and other kidney issues can also interfere with  the kidneys ability to filter the lithium, causing the body to reabsorb the lithium and suffer lithium toxicity.  Lithium does not normally cause liver function problems, however, there are other medications that may be prescribed along with lithium that are filtered through the liver.  Just as with lithium, routine blood tests must be done in order to ensure that the liver is functioning properly.  
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