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What sort of disease is chronic liver disease?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Charles Cattano
...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.
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