An enlarged liver is one that's bigger than normal. The liver is a large, football-shaped organ found in the upper right portion of your abdomen. The medical term for enlarged liver is hepatomegaly (hep-uh-to-MEG-uh-le). Enlarged liver isn't a disease. It's a sign of an underlying problem, such as liver disease, congestive heart failure or cancer. Many diseases and conditions can cause an enlarged liver, including: Liver diseases such as, cirrhosis, hepatitis caused by a virus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic fatty liver disease, amyloidosis, wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, Gaucher's disease etc.
An enlarged liver may not cause any symptoms. When enlarged liver occurs because of liver disease, it may be accompanied by: abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice) etc.
Treatment for enlarged liver involves diagnosing and treating the underlying condition that's causing it. To reduce your risk of liver disease, diseased patient have to choose a healthy diet, moderate intake of alcohol, avoiding usage of chemicals, maintaining healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle, etc.
teatosis affects approximately 25-35% of the general population. Steatohepatitis may be related to alcohol-induced hepatic damage or may be unrelated to alcohol (ie, NASH). An observational study from northern Italy demonstrated prevalence rates of steatosis in 46.4% of heavy drinkers (> 60 g/day of alcohol) and in 94.5% of obese heavy drinkers. Fatty liver occurs in all age groups. With respect to alcoholic steatosis, the liver handles alcohol differently as the body ages, and alcohol toxicity increases with age because of increased organ susceptibility. Women develop more severe ALD more quickly and at lower doses of alcohol than men do. The increased susceptibility of females may be related to sex-dependent differences in the hepatic metabolism of alcohol, cytokine production, and the gastric metabolism of alcohol.