The liver, which is the largest organ in the body, plays an essential role in performing various bodily functions like protein production, iron metabolism and blood clotting. There are different kinds of liver diseases, each with different causes and symptoms. Causes of liver diseases can be infection from Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses; taking a mix of drugs like Vicodin and Norco; iron overload; excessive alcohol consumption and infectious mononucleosis. Some of the common symptoms are extreme weakness and fatigue, weight loss, jaundice nausea and queasiness. The treatment for liver diseases varies according to its causes and symptoms.
HOW IS LIVER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Cancer can also affect the functioning of the liver, leading to liver disease