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The liver is the second largest organ in your body and is located under your rib cage on the right side. It weighs about three pounds and is shaped like a football that is flat on one side. The liver performs many jobs in your body. It processes what you eat and drink into energy and nutrients your body can use. The liver also removes harmful substances from your blood. We provide specialized assessment and care of patients with problems of liver.
Conditions Treated
i ) Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV causes the liver to swell and prevents it from working well. About 95% of adults who are exposed to HBV fully recover within six months (acute HBV) without medication. About 5% have HBV all their lives (chronic HBV) unless they are successfully treated with medications. Many people with acute or chronic HBV have no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may include tiredness, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, headache, muscle soreness, pain near the liver, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes). There are several treatment options for chronic HBV: pegylated interferon alfa 2a, tenofovir, and entecavir. These medicines may not work for all people with hepatitis B. Also, patients taking these medicines need to be monitored by their doctors for side effects.
ii ) Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV causes the liver to swell and prevents it from working well. Acute HCV occurs within six months after exposure and approximately 25% of people with acute HCV fully recover during this time. About 75% of people with acute HCV develop long-term or chronic HCV. Unless successfully treated with medications, chronic HCV can lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, and liver failure. We can provide several oral medications for chronic HCV. Please be aware that patients taking these medicines need to be monitored regularly.
iii ) Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver -- hard scar tissue replaces soft healthy tissue. As cirrhosis becomes worse, the liver will have less healthy tissue. If cirrhosis is not treated, the liver will fail and will not be able to work well or at all. Treatment options for cirrhosis depend on the cause and the level of liver damage. Depending on the diseases causing cirrhosis, medications or lifestyle changes may be used for treatment. The goals of treatment are to prevent further liver damage and reduce complications.
iv ) Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is the growth and spread of unhealthy cells in the liver. Cancer that starts in the liver is primary liver cancer. Cancer that spreads to the liver from another organ is metastatic liver cancer. Liver cancer treatment depends on the followings.
・The liver's condition
・The size, location, and number of tumors
・If the cancer has spread outside the liver
・The person's age and overall health
v ) Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease is the building up of fat in liver cells. It can cause the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis. Ways to prevent fatty liver disease are the followings.
・Eating a healthy diet
・Maintaining a healthy weight
・Exercising regularly
・Limiting the amount of alcohol
・Maintaining a normal cholesterol level
vi ) NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis)
NASH is a type of fatty liver disease. NASH causes the liver to swell and become damaged due to the reasons unrelated to alcohol. Ways to prevent NASH are as same as those in fatty liver disease.
vii ) Alcohol-Related Liver Disease
Alcohol-related liver disease is caused by drinking too much alcohol. It can cause the liver to swell and can lead to cirrhosis. The best way to prevent alcohol-related liver disease is to not drink more alcohol than what your doctor recommends.

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