August signals summer’s end and school’s beginning for millions of Americans nationwide. While children coordinate their “first-day” outfits with friends, parents worry about things like, “what do I pack for lunch 5-days in a row?” We spoke to Melissa Semp, APRN-NP, Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago about what to pack for even the pickiest eater.
The best way to fight liver disease is to avoid it, if at all possible. Here are 13 tried and true ways to achieve liver wellness!
Taking medication at the exact frequency and dosage prescribed is an essential part of managing hepatitis C.
This is the season for colds and flu and as you head to the drugstore, it is important to be aware that too much acetaminophen can be dangerous.
Exercise is extremely important for keeping up your general health, doing a couple of these easy exercise routines can help you improve your liver health overall.
The American Liver Foundation has put together this list of 25 things you should know to help you live a healthy, happy life.
To help you understand how to eat if you have PBC, we consulted Megan Gutierrez, Advanced Dietitian who has extensive experience providing nutrition counseling to people with PBC.
Do you realize that your liver is depending on you? It’s true. Even though you can’t see it hidden away under your rib cage, if your liver could speak to you, it would say: “I’m working hard…"
Life with PBC can be a lonely journey. It’s common for people to feel isolated, frightened and overwhelmed after they’ve been diagnosed with the disease and when they experience new symptoms or setbacks.
If you’re living with liver disease, your diet is often adjusted to meet your individual needs. You should always talk to your doctor about what’s best for you.
You only have one liver. Yet most people don’t give much thought to their livers and the vital function it serves.