Diagnosing Liver Disease

Diagnosing Liver Disease

Liver Biopsy A liver biopsy is a medical procedure used to remove a small piece of liver tissue so doctors can examine the liver’s condition. Why is a liver biopsy done? When other tests indicate that your liver may not be working properly, your doctor may want to do...
Gilbert Syndrome

Gilbert Syndrome

Gilbert Syndrome is a mild genetic disorder in which the liver does not properly process a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is made by the break down of red blood cells. Gilbert Syndrome affects three to seven percent of people in the United States. Gilbert...
10 Healthy Supermarket Tips

10 Healthy Supermarket Tips

Pick out vegetables and fruits without high-calorie sauces or added salt & sugars Choose fiber-rich whole grains Pick up poultry and fish without skin prepared in healthy way Decide over lean cuts of meat instead of those high in fat Eat fish at least twice a...
Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplantation

Liver transplantation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a diseased or injured liver from one person and replace it with a whole or a portion of a healthy liver from another person, called the donor. Since the liver is the only organ in the body able to...
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, or long-term, disease that slowly damages the bile ducts. Bile is a digestive liquid that is made in the liver. It travels through the bile ducts to the gallbladder and the small intestine, where it helps digest fats...
Liver Transplantation

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly known as primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic liver disease resulting from progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver – called the intrahepatic bile ducts. Bile produced in your liver travels via these ducts...
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