Liver Disease

hepatitis b

Hepatitis B: causes, vaccine schedule for adults, tier results, treatments

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus (HBV), can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups to prevent infection. Acute Infections? An acute hepatitis …

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: symptoms, causes, cure

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe a range of liver conditions that affect people who drink little or no alcohol. It is also called NAFLD. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects more women than men and is found in all age groups, including children. Usually, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is diagnosed in middle-aged …

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liver cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis: stages of liver cirrhosis and treatment for liver damage

Liver cirrhosis is a term that refers to a group of chronic diseases of the liver in which normal liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue.  When scar tissue develops in the liver, blood is unable to flow properly. Liver cirrhosis is a serious condition. The liver is a very important part of …

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liver failure

Liver Failure: symptoms in humans, stages, and CBD options.

Liver failure occurs when large parts of the liver are damaged beyond repair and the liver is no longer able to function properly. It is a degenerative inflammatory disease that results in hardening and scarring of liver cells. The liver becomes unable to function properly due to the scarred tissue, which prevents the normal passage …

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autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune Hepatitis: diagnosis, signs, treatment options, insurance coverage

Autoimmune hepatitis is a condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the liver, causing chronic inflammation of the liver. It can be very serious and, if not treated, gets worse over time. Autoimmune hepatitis is a rare but potentially serious disorder. About 70 percent of patients with autoimmune hepatitis are women. It may be associated with …

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