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#Liverchat: A Twitter Chat with Mayo Experts about Liver Disease

Posted by @colleenyoung, Sep 15, 2016

I have fatty liver disease. What can I do to keep my liver healthy? Is the Paleo Diet good for me? Is milk thistle good for my liver?

Chances are, if you have liver disease and you’re just concerned with your health, you’ve probably wondered what kinds of things you can do to take care of your liver. With that in mind, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 21 at Noon ET (11am CT) as we co-host a Tweetchat with the American Liver Foundation about liver wellness and nutrition.

To address frequent discussion topics and answer your questions, we’ve assembled a group of experts, including several transplant hepatologists and a nutritionist.

Experts:

  • @DebraASilverman – Debi Silverman, Dietitian, Mayo Clinic
  • @DeniseHarnoisDO – Denise Harnois, D.O., Transplant Hepatologist, Mayo Clinic
  • @MariaYatacoMD – Maria Yataco, M.D., Transplant Hepatologist, Mayo Clinic
  • @AndrewKeavenyMD – Andrew Keaveny, M.D., Transplant Hepatologist, Mayo Clinic
  • @MMalespinMD – Miguel Malespin, M.D., Transplant Hepatologist at UF Jax

The last 15 minutes will be devoted to questions from the Twitter audience.

To join the chat, log in to Twitter. (Or sign up for an account. It only takes a few seconds.) Use hashtag #liverchat to see the stream of conversation.

Following a Twitter chat is easy using Twubs or Tweetchat.

Here’s a how-to guide if you’re new to Twitter chats.

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I am a liver transplant recipient, and I plan to be there. This is a terrific opportunity to get helpful information from the experts! I am always in favor of learning more about ways to stay healthy.
Rosemary

@swordfish, I want you to be aware of this opportunity to learn some more about taking care of that new liver. I hope that you continue to get back to full health. Rosemary

@mollyb1968, I want to make you aware of this opportunity to get information from the experts. I know that you are being very proactive in searching for more information and I hope this is helpful. I hope you are doing okay as you await your appointment. Rosemary

@jackieg, Here is something you might be interested in. I don’t know if you were aware of this Twitter chat. Hope you are doing well. Rosemary

@v1crew, Here is a little something to help you pass some time. I feel that we can never have too much information about ways to be proactive with our health. Sending you good thoughts, Rosemary

@rosemarya

@swordfish, I want you to be aware of this opportunity to learn some more about taking care of that new liver. I hope that you continue to get back to full health. Rosemary

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HI ROSEMARY,HOPE YOU’RE WELL,I’M STILL HERE WITH ALL THE UPS& DWNS THEY SAID I WOULD HAVE.I DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO FOLLOW THIS LIBER CHAT W/EXPERTS,I’LL GET HELP LATR,THANKS ROSE

@rosemarya

@swordfish, I want you to be aware of this opportunity to learn some more about taking care of that new liver. I hope that you continue to get back to full health. Rosemary

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@swordfish, I completely understand what you mean. I hope that soon your ups will out number your downs. Our paths are all different, as you are well aware. Remember that I’m still cheering for you!!! Rosemary

@rosemarya

@v1crew, Here is a little something to help you pass some time. I feel that we can never have too much information about ways to be proactive with our health. Sending you good thoughts, Rosemary

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HI! Hope you are well! I am interested but have no Idea how that twitter thing works. I though you used your phone for it or something.

I DON’T KNOW EITHER HOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO FOLLOW THIS LIVER CHAT.I SEE I’M NOT ALONE.

I even asked some younger people and they didn’t know either. Apparently only politicians,reporters and celebrities use it.

@rosemarya

@mollyb1968, I want to make you aware of this opportunity to get information from the experts. I know that you are being very proactive in searching for more information and I hope this is helpful. I hope you are doing okay as you await your appointment. Rosemary

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Thank you Rosemary and I hope you are doing well also. Thank you so much for your encouragement and your answers. mollyB1968.

@rosemarya

@mollyb1968, I want to make you aware of this opportunity to get information from the experts. I know that you are being very proactive in searching for more information and I hope this is helpful. I hope you are doing okay as you await your appointment. Rosemary

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I would love to be there if I can figure out the tweet thing.  I will have my daughter help me.  My question would be:  Since I am newly diagnosed and have a gastroenterologist taking care of me, should I also have a hepatologist?  What are the benefits of a hepatologist in the newly diagnosed patient?

@rosemarya

@mollyb1968, I want to make you aware of this opportunity to get information from the experts. I know that you are being very proactive in searching for more information and I hope this is helpful. I hope you are doing okay as you await your appointment. Rosemary

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Absolutely. Heptologists specialize in diseases of the liver. There were none where I lived so I went looking..Kind of like taking you mercedes to the local neighborhood garage. He can probably fix it but not as quickly and as well as a guy who just works at the Mercedes..dealership who works on nothing else.

Good morning, All. Just wishing you all a productive healthy week. Just keep in mind that diet can affect your quality of life in an extremely positive way so continue to be proactive in your approach and be patient with the process!! Stay positive and you have won half the battle! #livestrong

Are there certain food we should eat or not eat? If so what are they?

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