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Hepatitis C

Key facts

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus: the virus can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness.
The hepatitis C virus is a bloodborne virus and the most common modes of infection are through exposure […]

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Hepatitis B

The hepatitis B virus is a DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. Hepatitis B virus is not related to the hepatitis A virus or the hepatitis C virus.
Some people with hepatitis B never clear the virus and are chronically infected. Approximately 2 billion individuals in the world have evidence of past or […]

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by a virus.
The liver stores nutrients and vitamins, helps digest foods, helps prevent infections, and helps remove harmful substances from blood.
Hepatitis A viruses cause the disease termed hepatitis A
People at higher risk to be infected with hepatitis A virus include those that use illegal drugs, […]

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Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism is a common substance-abuse disorder that leads to significant medical complications. Alcohol affects virtually every organ system, and alcoholics are at increased risk for cirrhosis, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Patients frequently have very poor insight into their addiction—a state commonly referred to as […]

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn’t need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly “easy” […]

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cholesterol

What Is Cholesterol?

To understand high blood cholesterol (ko-LES-ter-ol), it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body.

Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. However, cholesterol also […]

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Fatty liver disease

Fat builds up in the liver; however, the fat buildup is not due to alcohol use. When the fat accompanies inflammation and liver cell damage, the condition is called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, with “steato” meaning fat, and “hepatitis” meaning inflammation of the liver. The inflammation and damage can cause fibrosis, which eventually can lead […]

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Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and is unable to function normally due to chronic, or long lasting, injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and partially blocks the flow of blood through the liver.

The liver is the body’s largest internal organ. The liver is called the body’s metabolic factory because […]

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Cancers that start in the liver

The liver has many important functions in the body. For example, it cleans toxins from the blood, makes bile that helps digest fat, makes substances that help blood clot, and makes, stores, and releases sugar for energy.

Primary liver cancer is cancer that starts in the liver. The most common type of primary liver cancer is […]

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Alcoholic liver disease

Alcoholic liver disease is damage to the liver and its function due to alcohol abuse.
Alcohol abuse/use disorder
Alcohol use disorder is when your drinking causes serious problems in your life, yet you keep drinking. You may also need more and more alcohol to feel drunk. Stopping suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol withdrawal
Alcohol withdrawal refers to symptoms that may […]

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