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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to get relief from chronic liver disease?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
It depends: Chronic liver disease due to ? Optimal treatment is often specific to the cause of the disease process (alcoholism, viral hepatitis, metabolic disorder, intrinsic liver disease, neoplastic process - just to name few) start with your primary physician - many are good at managing chronic liver issue. More complicated process may need additional input from a gi/hepatologist.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regarding this are that if the condition is not treated, it may progress to liver scarring, otherwise known as cirrhosis.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
...and cirrhosis can lead to liver cancer. The term chronic liver disease is often applied when the liver function blood tests are elevated for more than six months. This signals to your doctor that the disease is "chronic" and may not resolve spontaneously.
Feb 12, 2012
A 43-year-old member asked:

In a nutshell, what is chronic liver disease?

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Dr. John Bucek
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Injured liver: In the USA the common forms of chronic liver disease are cirrhosis from alcohol use, chronic fatty liver from obesity and liver damage after viral hepatitis. Ongoing liver inflammation or scar from one of these is called chronic disease. The liver helps so many natural processes that people with liver damage have many troubles. Water retention, bleeding, food intolerance, low blood counts etc.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic liver disease?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chronic liver disease?

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Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Multiple blood tests to determine cause like hepatitis c, alcohol, iron overload etc., ultrasound and ct scan of liver and gold standard is liver biopsy.

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Last updated Feb 3, 2015


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