The liver is essential for digesting food and eliminating toxic substances from the body. When liver disease develops, the liver's ability to carry out its metabolic, detoxification and storage functions gets affected. When these essential processes do not work as they should, the entire body gets affected.
Liver disease can be genetic causing hemochromatosis, hyperoxaluria and oxalosis, Wilson's disease or Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
The presence of the following factors increases the risk of suffering from liver diseases.
Signs & Symptoms:
Liver disease symptoms could include any of the following:
The gastroenterologist at Medcare may use some of the following tests to diagnose liver disease:
The Gastroenterology Clinic at Medcare is the best place for you to get liver disease treatment. The recommended line of treatment for liver disease will depend on the type of liver disease and severity of your condition.
A: Its primary function is to clean your blood, store energy and aid digestion. Other functions comprise creation of bile which is needed for fat absorption, converting amino acids to proteins and keeping blood and sugar levels stable.
A: A small needle is inserted into the liver to collect a tissue sample which is then sent for analysis to the laboratory to help doctors diagnose various conditions in the liver.
A: Cirrhosis means scarring of your liver. This happens usually due to alcohol abuse, hepatitis, and fatty liver disease.
A: Alcohol hepatitis is a condition in which the liver is inflamed due to alcohol consumption. While this usually affects people who have been drinking heavily over many years, it can sometimes affect moderate drinkers, too.
A person who has been diagnosed as having alcohol hepatitis needs to stop consuming alcohol. Alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage and even death for such a patient.