Liver diseases include any kind of damage or infection to the liver, the second largest organ in the body that works hard to remove toxins from the body as well as fight illnesses. Liver also aids with digestion and controls cholesterol levels. In case of a liver disease, these functions get disrupted. There are no obvious signs or symptoms of the disease. However, there can be loss of appetite, weight loss and jaundice.
HOW IS LIVER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician will prescribe a liver function test in case of above mentioned symptoms. There are many such liver function tests that check for presence of certain enzymes in the blood.
HOW IS LIVER DISEASE TREATED?
Besides medication, Liver Disease can be treated by surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Liver disease can be inherited or caused by factors such as alcohol and virus.