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

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 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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