By Kate BrophyThe liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels … Read More
Kate Brophy is an experienced health writer and editor with a long career in the UK and United States. Kate has been Executive Editor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Focus on Healthy Aging newsletter for more than a decade. Kate also has been a regular contributor to Weill Cornell Medicine’s Women’s Nutrition Connection and Women’s Health Advisor, Duke Medicine’s Health News, UCLA Health’s Healthy Years, and Cleveland Clinic’s Heart Advisor, and has edited a range of health special reports.