Alcohol-related liver disease is caused by excessive consumption of alcohol and is a common, but preventable, disease. For most people, moderate drinking will not lead to the disease.
An autoimmune liver disease develops when your own immune system mistakes normal, healthy tissue for a foreign body. As a result, the immune system attacks healthy liver cells (as with AIH) or bile duct cells (PSC, PBC).
Many forms of liver disease come with varying forms of complications associated with its progression.
Diagnosing liver disease may involve liver function tests, a liver biopsy and more advanced forms of imaging.
Fatty liver disease is a condition in which excess fat is stored inside liver cells, making it harder for the liver to function.
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Some diseases of the liver are much more uncommon and rare to occur, but when they do it takes a skilled team to diagnose and treat it.
Viral hepatitis is liver inflammation due to a viral infection. It may present in acute form as a recent infection with relatively rapid onset, or in chronic form.