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...
Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

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...
Gilbert Syndrome

Galactosemia

Galactosemia is an inherited disorder that prevents a person from processing the sugar galactose, which is found in many foods. Galactose also exists as part of another sugar, lactose, found in all dairy products. Normally when a person consumes a product that...
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