liver disease

Different types of Liver Disease


Liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that causes illness. There are over hundred kinds of liver disease, caused by a variety of factors. These are some of the most common:


Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a condition that results from permanent damage of the liver. It is the end stage of many different forms of liver disease, such as hepatitis and chronic alcohol abuse. The liver has a variety of necessary functions such as detoxifying harmful substances in your body, cleaning your blood and making vital nutrients. A cirrhotic liver no longer removes toxins effectively leading to toxin accumulation in the blood. When advanced cirrhosis is diagnosed the damage is irreversible. Treatment of cirrhosis aims at stopping or delaying the progression of the disease.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and may be caused by various viruses (viral hepatitis), liver toxins (e.g. alcoholic hepatitis), autoimmunity (autoimmune hepatitis) or hereditary conditions.


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Fatty liver disease

A fatty liver is the result of the buildup of excess fat in the liver. Fatty liver is a reversible condition. The liver’s function is to process everything we eat and drink.
The liver then filters any harmful substances from the blood. When there is too much fat in the liver this process gets interrupted. For most people, simple fatty liver is a benign condition.
But in some people, once there is a buildup of simple fat, inflammation and scarring of the liver might occur.

Liver cancer

Liver cancer most commonly manifests as hepatocellular carcinoma and/or cholangiocarcinoma.
Many liver malignancies are secondary lesions that have metastasized from primary cancers in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs.
Our focus at The Liver Centre WA is to assist in treating these conditions so that they do not progress to more serious medical illnesses.

Our liver specialists work with you to closely and thoughtfully monitor and manage your liver disease. Call us: 08 6163 2800.

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We also operate from
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Murdoch WA 6150
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Resources

There are many online resources. We have collected some useful links for you.

Liver disease on Wikipedia
Liver disease symptoms animation video on YouTube
What is Liver Function?
What is Liver Pain?