Lessons on Liver Health—Michael Schilsky, MD—Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Yale University


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May 14 2020 33 mins  
Dr. Schilsky is a professor of medicine and surgery and medical director of liver transplantation at Yale, and he joins the show today to discuss issues related to the liver and liver transplantation. Tune in to learn the following: Under what conditions the use of acetaminophen can become a problem for liver and overall health In what ways and to what extent the liver is regenerative The relationship between atherosclerosis (which leads to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke) and fatty liver disease Dr. Schilsky had the privilege of witnessing the transition of organ transplantation from the imaginary world, to the world of practical application, to the world of successful application. He has seen firsthand the influence of pharmacology and advanced techniques on the outcomes in this field, and perhaps most importantly, increased quality of life and lifespan enjoyed by patients. For Dr. Schilsky, this is precisely where his interests exist: in the space where patient care and science marry. He discusses acute and chronic injuries to the liver, the safeness of acetaminophen, infectious causes of liver diseases, the crucial balance between liver injury and regeneration, the relationship between NSAIDs and kidney malfunction and other disorders, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, when and why life-saving bariatric surgeries may be performed, the absence of signs in early stages of liver diseases, whether or not liver diseases tend to happen in certain locations of the liver, and so much more. Learn more at https://liverfoundation.org/ and https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/liver-disease.