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Hepatitis

Liver & Gallbladder
April 20, 2018

How to look after your liver (before it’s too late)

After your skin, the liver is the largest organ in your body and is crucial for keeping your body in its best condition. This important organ has many functions. It produces bile, prevents blood clotting and controls the way fat and amino acids work. Most importantly, it clears out toxins by converting them into harmless substances or releasing them from the body. When your liver is overloaded with work though, it may struggle to clear the toxins. There are also hundreds of diseases that can affect your liver. These may result in a congested liver or liver-related conditions. Potential liver…
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Liver & Gallbladder
May 26, 2017

Let’s get to know your liver

Your liver. Just the name itself is quite innocuous, isn’t it? It may not be the most glamorous organ in your body, but it’s one of the most hardworking. Think of your liver as a powerful engine. It’s responsible for lots of functions, from detoxification and producing bile, to controlling the way fat and amino acids in your body work. Large and in charge Your liver is the largest internal organ in your body*. It is crucial in keeping your body functioning properly. This powerhouse sits in the upper right-hand side of the abdomen, just underneath your ribs. Amongst its…
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Infections
April 29, 2017

The ABCs of hepatitis

Hepatitis simply means that the liver is inflamed. This can be caused by various things. Some substances (like excessive alcohol and certain medications) are toxic to the liver. There are also some infectious causes of hepatitis. When a hepatitis virus reaches your liver, it infects their cells and multiplies inside them. The body's immune system tries to destroy these cells. This attack by white blood cells causes liver-cell damage and inflammation. Chronic viral hepatitis can cause irreversible liver damage. Types Hepatitis A, B and C viruses are unrelated to one another, but all target the liver. Hepatitis A is a…
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Infections
July 28, 2015

The different types of hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation or swelling of the liver, and it can be the result of a viral infection or over-exposure to harmful substances such as drugs and alcohol. There are three main types of hepatitis, and while some types pass without causing permanent liver damage, others can be present for years and cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and in serious cases liver failure. (more…)
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Infections
March 2, 2015

What is Hepatitis A?

The liver is one of our most important organs- it has many different functions in the daily workings of your body. It helps with digestion, detoxifies your blood, stores nutrients, produces proteins and is essential in keeping your immune system working and quite a bit more!It’s not surprising, then, that you can feel very ill when it’s not working properly! (more…)
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Infections
July 28, 2014

What is hepatitis?

The word hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver without stating a specific cause, and that inflammation is usually a symptom of an illness or a condition. (more…)
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