Liver Disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It’s essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances. It helps stores energy, fight infections and cleans your blood. Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use, and obesity.


  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Fatigue
  • Dark urine color
  • Pale, bloody or tar-colored stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bruising easily


  • Depending on diagnosis, treatment for liver disease may include: 
  • Lifestyle changes (lose weight or stop alcohol use)
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Transplant (in extreme cases of liver failure)

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