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What to know about hepatic encephalopathy

What to know about hepatic encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a decline in brain function that results from a build-up of toxins in the blood. The condition occurs when a person’s liver cannot remove sufficient toxins from the bloodstream. People with acute liver damage or advanced liver disease are at risk of developing HE. Keep reading for more information about the […]

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Natural ways to lower ALT levels

Natural ways to lower ALT levels

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Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol

Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol

Researchers found that strains of the gut bacterium Klebsiella pneumonia can raise a person’s blood alcohol level in the absence of alcohol consumption. They link this to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice and humans. What links carbohydrates and liver damage? Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition in which excess fat accumulates […]

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What to know about chronic hepatitis C

What to know about chronic hepatitis C

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What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment

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What to know about liver metastases

What to know about liver metastases

Liver metastases refers to when a cancer that originally formed in another part of the body spreads to the liver. Some healthcare professionals may call liver metastases “secondary liver cancer.” The cancer cells that develop in liver metastases are not cells from the liver. They are cells from the part of the body where the […]

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What to know about the GGT test

What to know about the GGT test

Doctors use the GGT test to diagnose liver problems. Doctors will measure GGT if they suspect damage to the liver or bile ducts, chronic alcohol abuse, or certain bone diseases. In the GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) test, a healthcare professional measures the levels of GGT in a sample of blood. High levels of GGT in the […]