About liver disease
It's important to remember that if you have liver disease you might not have symptoms. It is possible to feel well even if your liver is badly damaged.
If liver disease is not diagnosed and treated then eventually it can lead to liver failure and the need for a liver transplant.
However, the liver has an amazing capacity to regenerate. If liver disease is diagnosed before severe liver damage has occurred; it may be possible to take medication or make lifestyle changes that can cure or control the disease and reduce the risk of needing a liver transplant.
Types of liver disease
Liver disease can be caused by a wide variety of factors; including auto-immune and hereditary conditions. The three most common causes of liver disease are alcohol misuse, obesity and viral hepatitis. If you could be at risk of liver disease please speak to your physician for advice.
Find out about specific liver diseases, what causes them, what treatments are available and how to find support by selecting the condition you want to know more about.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major cause of liver disease and now accounts for over 60% of liver patients in Western countries. Excess body weight causes fat to be deposited in the liver, leading to chronic inflammation, fibrosis and eventually liver cirrhosis.Read more
Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune condition which damages the bile ducts within the liver. This interrupts the flow of bile and causes it to build up in the liver, damaging the liver cells and causing inflammation. Over time the inflammation can cause fibrosis and cirrhosis.Read more
In Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) the bile ducts both inside and outside the liver become inflamed which can cause them to narrow. This in turn can interrupt the flow of bile and cause it to build up in the liver which then causes inflammation. Over time the inflammation can cause fibrosis and cirrhosis.Read more
Our technology and services
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Information for patients
There are many types of liver disease and most of them don't have any obvious symptoms until the later stages of disease. Our technology may help you to understand your condition better and make decisions about your treatment with your physician. If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with a liver condition our patient resources pages list patient groups where you can get more information and support.Find out more patient resources
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