- What is the Liver?
- How does it function?
- What conditions are dangerous for the liver?
- Hepatitis(A,B and C)- The inflammation of the liver. It can also be caused by non-infectious circumstances. Such as heavy drinking, drugs or obesity.
- Cirrhosis- A long term damage to the liver that leads to permanent scarring; which will not allow the liver function well.
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis- A rare disease, with an unknown cause, that causes liver inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts within the liver.
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis- This rare disorder slowly destroys the bile ducts within the liver, leading to permanent scarring and/or Cirrhosis.
- Liver Failure- Caused by infections, genetic diseases, and excessive alcohol.
- What treatments are there for such conditions?
- Hepatitis A- Usually goes away in due time.
- Hepatitis B- Anti-viral medication (relieves the symptoms, not the virus itself)
- Hepatitis C- Depends on the factors, but on most occasions it leans towards anti-viral medication.
- Liver Transplant- Replacing your infected liver with another healthy liver.
- Endoscopic Retrograde Chloangiopancreatography- Using a long, flexible tube with a camera and tools on the end, doctors can diagnose and even treat some liver problems.