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Liver Disease

Liver Disease Facts

  • The liver plays an important role in many bodily functions from protein production and blood clotting to cholesterol, glucose and iron metabolism.
  • A variety of illnesses can affect the liver.
  • Cirrhosis occurs when normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue as a result of chronic liver disease.
  • Symptoms of liver diseases include weakness and fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice).
  • The treatment of a particular liver disease depends on its specific cause. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 7/10/2014