Liver disease

Liver cleanse diet

Cleansing the liver is one of the most beneficial things that you can purposely do for your body. Since the liver is the body’s detoxifying machine, it is essential to keep it “oiled” and in perfect working condition so it can perform optimally. Its job is to rid the body of chemicals, toxins, and other […]

Liver hemangioma

Hermangioma is a term used for a mass of small veins that become bunched up and dilated together. This condition can occur anywhere on the body. A liver hermangioma in particular is one that where the blood vessels mass up together in the liver and form a tumor. Liver hermagiomas are also known as hepatic […]

Cirrhosis symptoms

Cirrhosis is a condition affecting the liver, largely caused as a result of chronic liver disease. Brought on primarily by alcoholism, there are extensive reasons for cirrhosis, many of which remain unknown. Other major causes include hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, and causes related to insulin resistance causing fatty liver. Cirrhosis is a […]

Gall bladder symptoms

The gall bladder, also known by its scientific name, cholecyst, is one of what doctors and medical scientists call the body’s “non-vital” organs. This non-vital organ serves to aid the body in its digestive processes and also stores a substance called bile which is originally produced in the liver. Because of its functions, it should […]

Liver jaundice

Inside our bodies we have several organs, all with important jobs to do. The liver is an organ that is responsible for eliminating toxins and waste products from our blood. It is also responsible for producing and secreting bile into the digestive tract to help digest our dietary fats. One of the toxins that the […]

Liver cancer

Liver cancer is also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Because the liver is made up of mostly hepatocytes, or liver cells, most liver cancers originate from the liver cells. This is the reason the term hepatocellular carcinoma is frequently used. The liver cells all have different functions. Some cells make up the bile ducts […]

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a blood born virus that is rarely symptomatic but can lead to massive liver failure. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is transmitted via blood to blood contact. Just like an ordinary STD, the HCV can spread via several different methods. Some of the problems associated with HCV […]

How to prevent liver diseases

The liver is one of the most important and most complex organs in the body. There is no cure for the liver once it has become diseased other than getting a liver transplant in extremely severe cases. Therefore it is very important to know how to prevent liver disease, for people to protect themselves from […]

Hepatitis B

The term hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and there are a variety of reasons that the liver can become inflamed. Infection, immune system disorders, alcohol abuse, medications or toxic materials are just some of these reasons. When you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, it has been caused by exposure to the hepatitis B virus. […]