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Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic Liver Disease is when the liver sustains alcohol-related injury and is unable to function normally. There are three conditions within Alcoholic Liver Disease: fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.

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Ascites

Ascites is the build-up of fluid between the lining of the abdomen and the abdominal organs, usually resulting from high pressure in the blood vessels of the liver and low levels of protein called albumin.

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Autoimmune Liver Disease
Autoimmune Liver Disease, or Autoimmune Hepatitis, is a chronic disease where the body's immune system attacks cells of the liver, which causes inflammation and liver damage. This serious condition can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure if it is not treated.

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Cancer of the liver

Liver Cancer, or Hepatocellular carcinoma,  is cancer that starts in the liver. Liver metastasis is cancer that spreads to the liver from other locations of the body. The most common type of liver cancer occurs in the tissue of the liver.

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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis, or Iron Overload Disease, occurs when too much Iron builds up in your body due to absorbing more iron than your body needs. The human body has no natural way to removed extra iron, so it stores in body tissues, including the liver, heart and pancreas, and can cause organ damage.

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A, or HAV, is one of three types of viral hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the Hepatitis A virus, and it spreads when a person ingests even microscopic amounts of fecal matter from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by feces from an infected person.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, or HBV, is one of three types of viral hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the Hepatitis B virus, and it spreads when blood, semen, or other body fluids from an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C, or HCV, is one of three types of viral hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. It is caused by the Hepatitis C virus, and it spreads when the blood of an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected.

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Liver Transplantation

Liver Transplantation, or Hepatic transplantation, is the surgical removal of the diseased liver and replacement of a healthy donor liver. The healthy donor liver can be a whole liver or a segment of a healthy liver. The liver is the largest organ inside the body, and you cannot live without a liver that works. Cirrhosis is the most common reason for liver transplants in adults.

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Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis is a chronic disease that causes the small bile ducts in the liver to become inflamed and damaged, and ultimately disappear. When this happens, bile and toxic wastes build up in the liver, which causes liver tissue damage.

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, or PSC, is a disease that causes the bile ducts inside and outside the liver to become damaged and blocked. Bile duct inflammation leads to scar formation and duct strictures. Eventually, scar tissue spreads throughout the liver, causing cirrhosis and liver failure.

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Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt, or TIPS, is a non-surgical procedure that allows the doctor to create new connections between two blood vessels in the liver using x-ray. This procedure is performed if a patient has severe liver problems.

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Wilson's Disease

Wilson's Disease is a rare genetic disease that prevents the body from removing extra copper, which can be poisonous in high amounts. The liver is not able to filter copper correctly, allowing copper to build up in the liver, brain, eyes, and other organs, which can cause life-threatening organ damage. It is also known as Copper Storage Disease or Hepatolenticular Degeneration.

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