Diagnosing liver disease may involve liver function tests, a liver biopsy and more advanced forms of imaging. Read more.
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. It can cause liver damage, affecting its vital functions. It is often caused by various forms of hepatitis viruses; the most common in the U.S. are hepatitis A, B, and C. People can also get inflammation of the liver from heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and some medical conditions, such as diabetes and obesity. Learn more about the different types of Hepatitis:
Fatty liver disease is a condition in which excess fat is stored inside liver cells, making it harder for the liver to function. One cause of fat buildup in the liver is heavy alcohol use, referred to as alcoholic fatty liver disease. This is a common, but preventable disease and is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. Read more about the different stages of alcohol-related liver disease.
When the buildup of fat in the liver is not related to significant alcohol consumption, the condition is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a diseased or injured liver from one person and replace it with a whole or a portion of a healthy liver from another person, called the donor.
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Eating well is a great lifestyle change that can help your liver function at its fullest potential. Making changes in your diet include limiting fats and sugars while increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. Learn more about:
Last updated on July 28th, 2022 at 03:11 pm