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There are more than 100 different types of liver disease, which include alcoholic-related liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis, hemochromatosis and primary biliary cirrhosis. Three of the main causes of liver disease are obesity, un

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Diet for jaundice: What to eat for a healthy liver

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A person’s diet plays a major role in jaundice recovery and prevention. Learn about metabolism and what to eat for a healthy liver.

What causes black specks in stool?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Black specks in stool can come from diet or something more serious, such as liver problems. Read about causes, symptoms, and when to see a doctor.

What does the SGOT blood test mean?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed.

Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

A new study reveals how reducing the intake of carbohydrates could help to reduce the buildup of liver fat in people who are obese.

What side effects can result from interferon?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.

Diagnosing hepatitis C with the hepatitis C antibody test

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean?

Fish oil may not be as healthful as you think, study finds

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that lifelong intake of fish or sunflower oil may damage the liver in a way that increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

What is the relation between baby boomers and hepatitis C?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the relationship between baby boomers and hepatitis C, and why people born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for the disease.

Kiwi compound may prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Research suggests that a compound found in kiwi and celery may prevent fatty liver in offspring born to mothers who ate a high-fat diet in pregnancy.

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream.

What to eat if you have hepatitis C

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver. Damage to the liver may mean that a person needs to modify their diet.

What is acute hepatitis C and is it serious?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Learn about acute hepatitis C, the form of the disease that occurs within 2 weeks to 6 months of exposure to the vírus. We look at symptoms and treatments.

Two drinks per day may be too much for men

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that men who start drinking as teenagers have a higher risk of liver disease. Dosage counts and current guidelines may be too lax.

What is palmar erythema?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.

Biliary colic: Causes and treatment

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Biliary colic can happen when a gallstone blocks a bile duct, causing intense stomach pain. It is also known as a gallstone attack or gallbladder attack.

When to get tested for hepatitis C after exposure

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Learn what the window period is for hepatitis C infection, and when someone should consider testing. We look at available tests and when symptoms appear.

Do liver cleanses work? Evidence and risks

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Liver cleanses promise to rid the body of toxins and impurities, but are controversial because there is little science to support their use. Learn more.

Hypervolemia: What you need to know about fluid overload

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Hypervolemia is a condition in which there is too much fluid in the blood. It is also known as fluid overload. Learn more about the causes.

Hepatitis C outside the body and other virus facts

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a look at how long the hepatitis C virus can survive outside the body, and how this impacts on transmission risks.

What are the benefits of nopal?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Learn about the nopal cactus, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus. This article looks at its nutritional content and possible health benefits.

Can hepatitis C be transmitted through oral sex?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Hepatitis C is a viral disease and is contagious — is it possible to contract hepatitis C from oral sex? Learn how to prevent transmission.

What you should know about biotin-rich foods

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A look at biotin-rich foods that can be added to the diet for a range of health benefits. Included is detail on types of fish, meat, and vegetables.

What to eat for a fatty liver

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Making good dietary choices and exercising regularly can effectively manage fatty liver disease. Learn more about foods to eat and foods to avoid.

Coffee makes for a happy liver, says board of experts

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

We all love coffee, and according to the latest report, your liver loves coffee, too. So, grab your mug, sit back, and we'll explain the details.

What you need to know about hypoproteinemia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A look at hypoproteinemia, a condition resulting in low levels of protein in the blood. Included is detail on diagnosis and choosing proteins.