The liver is a small organ the size of a football. The term "electronic commerce" refers to the sale of electronic goods. The liver is necessary for digestion and detoxification of the body.
Liver disease can be passed down through families (genetic). A variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use, and obesity, can also cause liver problems.
Conditions that harm the liver over time can cause scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a potentially fatal condition. However, early treatment may allow the liver to heal.
Liver Diseases and Conditions
- Viral infections : Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are diseases caused by a viral infection.
- Immune system issues : Autoimmune liver diseases can occur when your immune system mistakenly attacks your liver. Primary biliary cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis are two examples.
- Inherited diseases : Some liver problems develop because of a genetic condition (one you inherit from your parents). Wilson disease and hemochromatosis are two inherited liver diseases.
- Cancer : When abnormal cells multiply in your liver, you may develop tumours. These tumours can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) (liver cancer).
- Consuming too many toxins : The use of alcohol causes alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fat consumption causes non-alcohol related fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is becoming more common as obesity and diabetes rates rise.
Some types of liver disease (including non-alcohol fatty liver disease) rarely cause symptoms. The most common symptom of other conditions is jaundice, which is a yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes. Jaundice occurs when your liver is unable to eliminate a substance known as bilirubin.
Other signs of liver disease may include :
- Pain in the abdomen (belly) (especially on the right side).
- Easily bruised.
- Color changes in your urine or stool.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Swelling in your arms or legs (edema).
Your provider will also recommend one or more tests to accurately diagnose and determine the cause of liver disease. These could include:
- Blood tests : The levels of liver enzymes in your blood are measured by liver enzymes. Another test for liver function is the international normalised ratio, which measures blood clotting (INR). Abnormal levels may indicate problems with your liver function.
- Imaging tests : Your provider may use ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan to look for signs of liver damage, scarring, or tumours. Another specialised type of ultrasound called fibroscan can be used to determine the degree of scarring and fat deposition in the liver.
- Liver biopsy : During a liver biopsy, your provider uses a thin needle to remove a small sample of liver tissue. They examine the tissue for signs of liver disease.
Treatment for liver disease depends on your diagnosis. Some liver problems can be treated with lifestyle changes, such as quitting drinking or losing weight, usually as part of a medical programme that includes careful monitoring of liver function. Other liver problems may be treated with medications or surgically. Dr. Vivek will give you best advice to after all diagnosis
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