Liver Diseases

 Liver is required for many important functions in the body. It helps in food digestion, store energy and remove poisons. If liver becomes diseased or injured, the loss of those functions can cause significant damage to the body. There are different forms of liver disease that affect men, women and children. These diseases include cirrhosis, alcohol abuse, hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hemochromatosis. The main symptoms of liver imbalance include weakness and fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice).

 

Liver disease is a type of damage or disease of the liver. Liver disease can occur through several mechanisms. A common form of liver disease is viral infection. Hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus can be vertically transmitted during birth via contact with infected blood. High consumption of alcohol can lead to several forms of liver disease including alcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. In the earlier stages of alcoholic liver disease, fat builds up in the liver's cells due to increased creation of triglycerides and fatty acids and a decreased ability to break down fatty acids. Progression of the disease can lead to liver inflammation from the excess fat in the liver. Scarring in the liver often occurs as the body attempts to heal and extensive scarring can lead to the development of cirrhosis in more advanced stages of the disease. 3-10% of individuals with cirrhosis develop a form of liver cancer known as hepatocellular carcinoma.

  • Liver trauma
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic liver diseases
  • Jaundice
  • Drug induced liver diseases
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Fulminant liver failure
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Wilson disease
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Fatty liver Disease
  • Portal hypertension

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