Posts Tagged ‘liver disease’

Liver Disease Risks – NAFLD

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease WHILE much is known about the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver, and indeed the body as a whole, perhaps less is known about the condition referred to as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Previously thought to be entirely harmless, NAFLD is estimated to affect up to one in five…

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Liver disease could be picked up much sooner by nurse-led tests

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-DEC-2018 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms. Chronic liver disease is an escalating problem both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. In the…

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Deaths from Liver Disease Rising Rapidly.

Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of…

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What is Polycystic Liver Disease? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

In this article What Causes Polycystic Liver Disease? What Are the Symptoms of Polycystic Liver Disease? How Is Polycystic Liver Disease Diagnosed? How Is Polycystic Liver Disease Treated? Can Polycystic Liver Disease Be Prevented? Polycystic liver disease (PLD or PCLD) is a rare condition that causes cysts — fluid-filled sacs — to grow throughout the…

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What is Cirrhosis?

What is Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a condition of the liver. It is marked by scarring of liver tissues that results in blocked blood flow and impaired liver function.Cirrhosis is one of the leading causes of death by disease. Sadly, it kills more than 25,000 people per year. The liver has several critical jobs, including the…

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What is Chronic Liver Disease?

What is Chronic Liver Disease? Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Several liver diseases fall under this category, including the following: cirrhosis of the liver fibrosis of the liver What is cirrhosis of the liver? Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States,…

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