Liver fibrosis: Introduction
Liver fibrosis: Liver fibrosis is the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins including collagen that occurs in most types of chronic liver diseases.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Liver fibrosis is available below.
Symptoms of Liver fibrosis
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Treatments for Liver fibrosis
- Once thought that fibrosis was irreversible, but more recent research indicates that treatment of the disease causing fibrosis can stop fibrosis can slow or halt fibrosis progression
- In fibrosis of the liver treatment of the underlying disease process may slow or halt progression of the liver damage. However, treatment of established cirrhosis is aimed at management of complications, as well as management of chronic poor health related to liver dysfunction. Treatments include:
- 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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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Liver fibrosis: Complications
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Causes of Liver fibrosis
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causes of Liver fibrosis
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Liver fibrosis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Liver fibrosis
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...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,
but can also kill the "good" 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...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 course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...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 (see...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....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 peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »
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Liver fibrosis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Digestive Health Specialists (Gastroenterology):
- Liver Health Specialists (Hepatology):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Liver fibrosis
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Liver fibrosis: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Liver fibrosis
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Liver fibrosis: Animations
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Research about Liver fibrosis
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Liver fibrosis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Liver fibrosis
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