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What Is Liver Disease?

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 02:48 PM

Any disparity in liver function due to disease, injury, or infection is broadly referred to as liver disease. This disparity tends to occur after three-fourths of liver tissue has become infected.

Liver diseases or hepatic diseases are usually critical conditions requiring immediate medical assistance.

The most common symptoms of chronic liver disease include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (toward the right side of the abdomen), jaundice, fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Primary causes include impaired bile production and activity, improper digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, and inadequate conversion of body wastes into urea.

Cirrhosis, a specific form of liver disease which leads to permanent scarring of liver tissues and cells, occurs when healthy liver cells are replaced with damaged cells that are unable to adequately perform basic liver function. Complications from cirrhosis can lead to chronic liver disease

Liver diseases are treatable if the symptoms are detected early, the underlying cause is diagnosed, and an appropriate and timely line of medical treatment is undertaken.

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