A diseased liver
is a liver affected by a pathology
and may be asymptomatic for a long time despite the existence of liver damage. Numerous diseases
the liver like hepatitis from medications, viruses and toxins, cancers, often alcoholic cirrhosis
, the impact of heart failure
on the liver, and congenital or genetic
disorders... In general, liver damage is suspected when the increase of certain proteins is found on a blood
sample, such as transaminases, alkaline phosphatase
, or the gamma glutamyltransferases. An ultrasound or CT scan can be used to identify liver damage. Some causes can be treated and eventually cured, others may be slowed, others are incurable. Sometimes the damage is too great and requires a liver transplant.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:03 AM by Jeff.