Complications of Hepatitis
Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Cirrhosis?
Does drinking alcohol, such as beer or wine, cause liver cirrhosis? It's one of the causes, but some people are at more risk than others.
How Does Tylenol Cause Liver Damage?
Tylenol is very safe in recommended doses, but can damage the liver is taken carelessly. Here's how Tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage the liver.
Alcohol and Hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis C and heavy alcoholic drinking don't mix. Here are four reasons why.
Complications of Chronic Hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis C affects the liver, but it's also associated with many extrahepatic diseases. Here's a list of some of them.
Cirrhosis: What You Need To Know
Cirrhosis of the Liver is extensive scarring, often caused by alcoholism or viral hepatitis, that starts to interfere with normal liver functions. Here are answers to five common questions about cirrhosis and links to more information.
What Is Ascites?
Ascites is extra fluid in the space between the tissues lining the abdomen and the organs in the abdominal cavity (such as the liver, spleen, stomach). However, it's easier to just think of ascites as the accumulation of excess fluid in the abdomen. This article is about its cause, diagnosis and treatment.
What Is Portal Hypertension?
Portal hypertension is an important complication of liver disease. It's a type of high blood pressure that affects the portal veins leading from the intestines to the liver, instead of affecting the entire body. It's a significant complication of alcoholic hepatitis and liver cirrhosis, which often leads to ascites and varices.
What Are Causes of Cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis is one of the top causes of death in the United States. As the liver is injured over a long period of time (from many different causes), the liver replaces damaged cells with scar tissue called "fibrosis." Extensive fibrosis is caused by cirrhosis, which can lead to serious liver problems as the liver loses its ability to function.
What Is Liver Cancer?
Liver cancer is a major complication of chronic hepatitis, especially from HBV and HCV infections. Worldwide, liver cancer is one of the top three types of cancers, and it's a leading cause of death in the United States. Liver cancer is a broad term that can be thought of as three different types: benign tumors, primary liver cancer and metastatic cancer.
Ten Complications of Hepatitis
Hepatitis can progress to, or be complicated by other diseases. Some of these diseases, like fibrosis and cirrhosis, are very common. Fortunately, other complications like liver failure are usually prevented. This article identifies ten possible complications linked with hepatitis.
What Is Acute Liver Failure?
Acute liver failure is a medical emergency that is rare but can result from various types of hepatitis, especially hepatitis A and hepatitis B infections.
Cirrhosis of the Liver
One of the complications of chronic hepatitis is cirrhosis of the liver, a condition caused by excessive scarring of the liver. The liver has a tremendous ability to repair itself, so many people with cirrhosis are unaware of it.
Cancer of the Liver
There are many factors involved in liver cancer, but two things are very common: cirrhosis and viral hepatitis infection. While these do not necessarily cause cancer, they certainly don't help keep the liver healthy. For that reason, people with hepatitis need to be aware of this serious complication.