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Liver fibrosis or liver scarring is a common cause of liver cirrhosis that experts now say could potentially be prevented with a drug normally used to help prevent allergies and asthma.
At least 30 million Americans have some form of… Read More
Fibrosis risk may be reduced with coffee consumption in fatty liver disease patients. The growing rates of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome resulted in the greater prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is becoming the leading cause of… Read More
Cirrhosis risk increases with daily alcohol drinking, according to research. Every year, nearly 170,000 people die of cirrhosis of the liver in Europe, and alcohol drinking is a very strong risk factor for this condition. The researchers have uncovered that… Read More
Cirrhosis progression may accelerate with obesity, independent of portal pressure and liver function. Obesity continues to be a growing problem worldwide, with 1.5 billion adults over the age of 20 being overweight, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The… Read More
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression to fibrosis and cirrhosis can be identified by a novel method combining multiple non-invasive measures. NAFLD develops when fat accumulates in the liver. It is estimated that roughly 100 million Americans have NAFLD.… Read More
Probiotics that help prevent hepatic encephalopathy may benefit liver cirrhosis patients. Dr. David W. Victor III, a practicing hepatologist, said, “This rigorous new research finds that probiotics modify the gut microbiota to prevent hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis … Read More
Liver cirrhosis is an irreversible liver condition. By the time liver disease progresses to cirrhosis, this is often the later stage and treatment options are limited. Alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are the most common causes of cirrhosis.… Read More
Cirrhosis of the liver is when the liver starts deteriorating to the point that it is unable to function as normal. Healthy tissue is replaced by scar tissue, blocking the blood flow. Cirrhosis of the liver is irreversible.
The liver… Read More
Anything we put in our body at some point gets filtered through the liver, and this is why our diet can play such a large role in the development of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease which progresses… Read More
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is linked to a leaky gut and may progress to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. NASH is a more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). As lead author Jay Luther explained, “Our study strengthens the… Read More
In a recent study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, scientists from Oregon State University, found that liver damage caused by the typical “Western diet” may be difficult to reverse. The study shows… Read More
Hemochromatosis (excess iron) raises the risk of heart arrhythmia and cirrhosis of the liver. Unlike anemia, which is a condition of too little iron, hemochromatosis is the build-up of too much iron in the body.
Iron can be found in… Read More