The liver is one of the largest organs in the human body, second only to the skin. The liver is also one of the most multi-functional organs, performing dozens of tasks that are necessary to human hea...
There are dozens of diseases that affect the liver. The two most common causes of liver diseases are viral infections and drugs. Though there are different causes of liver diseases, the clinical signs...
Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most prevalent liver disease in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 20-30% of people with chronic Hepatitis C will eventually face life-threatening s...
Did you know that 10% of Americans are, or have been affected by a liver, biliary or gallbladder disease? A vast number of the millions of people suffering from liver disease are unaware of the extent...
Ask most people what the number one liver problem is, and they'll probably say "cirrhosis."Until recently, they would have been right.Health officials and experts in the U.S. and Canada now agre...
"Many people use their youth to make their old age miserable." - AnonymousYouth is characterized by exuberance and gaiety. Throwing all caution to the wind, they are adventurous in nature and...
Some people drink alcohol occasionally or socially during special dinners or cocktails. Others use it to steady their nerves before making that very important speech or scheduled public appeara...
Liver cancer also known as primary or metastatic hepatic carcinoma is a fairly rare form of cancer in the western world (1% of all cancers) but much more common in Africa and parts of Asia (10% to 50...
Acute liver failure (ALF), also known as fulminant hepatic failure, is a rare manifestation of liver disease and constittes a medical emergency. The syndrome arises from loss of hepatic parenchyma t...
Case 2A previously healthy 22-year-old woman presents to the emergency department (ED) with acute shortness of breath. Her shortness of breath became worse with exertion and was associated with pleuri...