All you need to know about: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-NAFLD is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a type of NAFLD that can impair the liver. NASH occurs when the fat build-up in the liver leads to inflammation (hepatitis) and scarring. In a study, liver experts estimated that 3% to 5% of the global population is affected by NASH, though it is considered underdiagnosed.
Fatty Liver Disease - Types, Symptoms and Causes
Fatty liver, also known as hepatic steatosis, occurs when the liver builds up with fat. Small amount of fat is always present in the liver. However, if the amount of fat in the liver increases it can be detrimental to health. Too much fat in the liver can lead to inflammation, which can harm and scar the liver. In serious cases, this scarring can lead to liver failure. Fortunately, if caught early enough, it can be reversed.
Portal Hypertension - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Portal hypertension is a complication where pressure increases within the portal venous system. The portal vein forms by merging veins from the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas. It then divides into smaller vessels and flows through the liver. Our body cannot circulate blood properly through the liver if there is any blockage due to liver damage. As a consequence, patients will experience high pressure in the portal system.
Alcoholic Liver Disease Treatment in Mumbai
Alcoholic liver disease results from overconsumption of alcohol. It leads to liver damage, causing fat build-up, inflammation, and scarring of the liver. It can affect the whole body and can be fatal. The first and foremost step after diagnosis of alcoholic liver disease is consulting a liver specialist.
Wilson's Disease – All you need to know
Wilson's disease is a rare genetic condition in which copper builds up in the liver, brain, and other essential organs. Wilson's disease most often occurs between the ages of 5 and 35. However, it can also affect younger and older adults. There are people in Mumbai who suffer from the disease mainly due to their genetic issues. A patient with Wilson’s disease can lead a quality life by availing proper treatment.
Hepatitis Treatment - Types, Causes and Treatment
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Our liver, located in the abdomen's right upper area, performs many critical functions that affect our metabolism. Hepatitis is usually caused by a viral infection. However, other possible causative factors of hepatitis include autoimmune hepatitis. Hepatitis also occurs as a secondary result of drugs, toxins, and alcohol.
Liver- Everything you need to know!
The Liver is your body's largest organ. This organ is important to your body's immune system and metabolic functions. Through this blog, you will get to know the structure of liver, importance in our body, the different functions it undertakes and how can we keep your liver healthy.
Information Of Liver Transplant Treatment
Liver damage due to various injuries can be reversed with timely management- reversibility also depends upon the stage of the disease. Treatment and management of liver disease depend on the type of injury and causative factors. When Liver damage becomes irreversible, a liver transplant becomes the only option for treatment.
What Is Cirrhosis?
Our liver has the ability to repair and regenerate itself. As it gradually builds scar tissue, it is less able to function correctly. Prolonged liver damage leads to a condition known as Cirrhosis of the liver. There are various symptoms and diagnosis techniques to determine if a person has Cirrhosis or not. This article is a complete guide to Liver Cirrhosis and its treatment options.
Liver Treatment - Symptoms and Diagnosis
Liver produces the necessary biochemicals responsible for digesting food and driving toxic substances out of the body. However, several diseases can occur to a liver if it’s not taken care of properly. A few of these are genetic, but other than inherited liver problems, the rest are caused by various factors. Liver damage can occur suddenly (acute) or can happen over a prolonged period (chronic).
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