Tag: cirrhosis of the liver

Heavy Drinkers Risk Liver Disease

According to a recent study (Hepatology, Oct. 3, 2016), the number of hospitalizations for cirrhosis of the liver nearly doubled from 371,000 in 2001 to 659,000 in 2011. Cirrhosis causes healthy tissue to be gradually replaced by scar tissue that impedes blood flow through the liver, impacting liver function and

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

Take Action to Avoid Cirrhosis of the Liver

With advances in treatment and early detection, the incidence and death rates of nearly all of the most common cancers in the United States are on the decline, according to a recent report. However, liver cancer is bucking the positive trend, as rates of this disease continue to climb. The

Understand Your Risk Before Liver Cancer Symptoms Arise

Understand Your Risk Before Liver Cancer Symptoms Arise

For the most part, your liver is nestled securely behind your ribs. The right side of your ribcage serves as a skeletal shield to protect the liver and other organs from injury.

Trouble is, the ribcage may work too well if you have liver cancer, as it may shield your doctor

This Just In: Coffee Linked with Better Liver Health

Prior research has indicated that drinking coffee may reduce the incidence of liver disease, and a recent study (Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Jan. 25, 2016) suggests that the protective effect is more significant than previously believed.

Researchers who studied data on nearly half a million men and women found that drinking

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