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Chronic liver disease

Chronic liver disease: Introduction

Any of a number of long term liver diseases such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Chronic liver conditions tend to progressively destroy liver tissue. Serious chronic liver disease can ultimately lead to a live transplant being required. ...more »

Symptoms of Chronic liver disease

  • Progressive destruction of the liver
  • May be asymptomatic in early or mild cases
  • Build-up of fluid in abdomen - ascites
  • Enlarged breasts in men
  • Coughing blood
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Chronic liver disease

  • Treatment of chronic liver disease depends upon the underlying cause
  • Treatment of the underlying disease process may slow progression of the liver damage. However, treatment of cirrhosis itself is aimed at management of complications as they arise, as well as management of chronic poor health related to liver dysfunction. Treatments include:
    • Investigation and treatment of the underlying disease process - eg Wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, hepatitis
    • Abstinence from alcohol - which may worsen liver function even if alcohol abuse is not the underlying aetiology
    • Nutrition - supplements may be needed to ensure adequate calories and protein
  • more treatments...»

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Chronic liver disease: Deaths

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Types of Chronic liver disease

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Chronic liver disease: Complications

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Causes of Chronic liver disease

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Disease Topics Related To Chronic liver disease

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Chronic liver disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Chronic liver disease

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ...read more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are multifactorial. Possible conditions...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are ...read more »

Chronic liver disease: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chronic liver disease

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Chronic liver disease: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic liver disease

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