What is liver disease?

Your liver is your body’s second-largest organ (after the skin). It sits just under your ribcage on the right side and is about the size of a football. The liver separates nutrients and waste as they move through your digestive system. It also produces bile, a substance that carries toxins out of your body and aids in digestion.

The term “liver disease” refers to any of several conditions that can affect and damage your liver. Over time, liver disease can cause cirrhosis (scarring). As more scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, the liver can no longer function properly. Left untreated, liver disease can lead to liver failure and liver cancer.

How common is liver disease?

Overall, about 1 in 10 Americans (30 million in total) have some type of liver disease. About 5.5 million people in the U.S. have chronic liver disease or cirrhosis.

Some types of liver disease are becoming more common in the U.S. because they are related to rising rates of obesity. An estimated 20% to 30% of adults have excess fat in their liver, a condition called non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease (NAFD). This may be renamed metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) to reflect its relationship to metabolic syndrome and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity.

What causes different types of liver disease?

Different types of liver disease result from different causes. Liver disease may result from:

Viral infections: Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are diseases caused by a viral infection.

Problems with your immune system: When your immune system mistakenly attacks your liver, it can cause autoimmune liver diseases. These include primary biliary cholangitis and autoimmune hepatitis.

Inherited diseases: Some liver problems develop because of a genetic condition (one you inherit from your parents). Inherited liver diseases include Wilson disease and hemochromatosis.

Cancer: You may develop tumors when abnormal cells multiply in your liver. These tumors may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (liver cancer).

Consuming too many toxins: Alcohol-related fatty liver disease is the result of alcohol use. Non-alcohol-related fatty liver disease (NAFLD) results from consuming too much fat. NAFLD is becoming more common as rates of obesity and diabetes rise.

of your eyes. Jaundice develops when your liver can’t clear a substance called bilirubin.

Other signs of liver disease may include:

  • Abdominal (belly) pain (especially on the right side).
  • Bruising easily.
  • Changes in the color of your urine or stool.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Swelling in your arms or legs (edema).
  • What are the complications of liver disease?
  • Some types of liver disease can increase your risk of developing liver cancer. Others, if left untreated, continue to damage your liver. Cirrhosis (scarring) develops.
  • Over time, a damaged liver won’t have enough healthy tissue to function. Liver disease that isn’t treated can eventually lead to liver failure.
  • : You may want to ask your healthcare provider:

What lifestyle changes should I make to help keep my liver healthy?

    1. What early warning signs of liver disease should I watch out for?
    2. Should I avoid any medications to help prevent liver damage?
    3. If I have an inherited liver disease, should my family get genetic testing?
    4. Will I need to have a liver transplant?

    Liver disease can result from infection, an inherited condition, cancer or an overload of toxic substances. Healthcare providers can treat many types of liver disease effectively with medication or lifestyle changes. If you have severe liver disease, a liver transplant may restore your health and extend your life.

Homeopathic Medicines for Liver Problems

    1. Highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for liver problems

      are Chelidonium, Carduus Marianus and Natrum Sulphuricum. 

      1. Chelidonium is a great remedy for liver infections. 
      2. Hepatitis, gallstones and jaundice are treated well with Homeopathic medicine Chelidonium. 
      3. Carduus Marianus has shown remarkable results in liver cirrhosis with dropsical conditions while 
      4. Natrum Sulphuricum is the most valuable among Homeopathic medicines for liver problems like jaundice, hepatitis and other bilious complaints.
      5. Chelidonium, Arsenic Album and Phosphorus – Top Homeopathic medicines for liver problems such as hepatitis. 
      6. Marianus and Phosphorus – Effective Homeopathic medicines for liver problems like cirrhosis.
      7. Picricum Acidum and Lachesis – Best Homeopathic medicines for liver problems such as a fatty liver.
      8. Chionanthus, Natrum Sulphuricum and Crotalus Horridus – Top rated Homeopathic medicines for liver problems such as jaundice.
      9. Berberis Vulgaris and Chionanthus – Popular Homeopathic medicines for liver problem such as gall stones.