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Liver diseases

Liver Diseases

 A great number of illnesses can affect the liver due to the importance and variety of bodily functions it performs.

Liver diseases are also known as hepatic diseases, and have some common signs and symptoms despite the fact that more than a hundred types of liver diseases can be distinguished. Common symptoms related to liver dysfunction include:

  • Digestive problems
  • Coagulopathies
  • Blood sugar problems – including hypoglycaemialiver-diseases_Small
  • Immune disorders
  • Abnormal absorption of fats
    • Indigestion
    • Reflux
    • Deficit of fat soluble vitamins
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Gallstones
    • Intolerance to fatty foods and alcohol
    • Nausea and vomits
    • Abdominal bloating
  • Constipation
  • Metabolism problems
  • Nervous system disorders
    • Depression
    • Mood changes (anger, irritability)
    • Poor concentration
    • Migraine
  • Hypercholesterolemia
    • Blood pressure
    • Heart attacks
    • Strokes
    • Excessive weight gain
    • Sluggish metabolism
    • Pot belly
    • Cellulite
    • fatty liver

Types of Liver Diseases

There is a number of LFT (liver function tests) available to test the function of the liver. These LFTs examine the presence of certain enzymes in the blood which are normally abundant in the liver.

  • Blood tests – can also detect specific liver problems or inherited conditions
  • Imaging tests - CT scans, MRI, Ultrasound can reveal liver problems
  • Test of liver tissue – also known as liver biopsy, helps to diagnose liver problems

The most common types of liver diseases include:

  • Alcoholic liver disease – a hepatic manifestation of alcohol overconsumption, which can lead to cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis – the formation of fibrous tissue, which can cause chronic liver failure
  • Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E – and inflammation of the liver caused by virus, liver toxins, autoimmunity and hereditary conditions
  • Liver cancer - it manifests as hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis – a serious autoimmune disease
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome – caused by occlusion of the hepatic vein

Treatment for liver disease depends on the type of the condition. Some liver diseases can be treated with lifestyle changes; some others with medications; while other ones may require surgery.

Also, alternative medicine is an option for treating liver diseases. However, it is important to discuss the options with the doctor as some herbal supplements can be harmful.


Below You Can Find a Complete List of Liver Diseases

  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
  • Acute liver failure
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Alveolar hydatid disease
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Bacillary peliosis
  • Budd–Chiari syndrome
  • Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Congenital hepatic fibrosis
  • Congestive hepatopathy
  • Epithelial–mesenchymal transition
  • Fatty liver
  • Focal fatty liver
  • Gastric antral vascular ectasia
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepato-biliary diseases
  • Hepatolithiasis
  • Hepatopulmonary syndrome
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Indian childhood cirrhosis
  • Laennec’s cirrhosis
  • Liver abscess
  • Liver disease
  • Liver failure
  • Lyngstadaas syndrome
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Pediatric end-stage liver disease
  • Peliosis hepatis
  • Polycystic liver disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Zahn infarct
  • Zieve’s syndrome


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