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2015 1E1 GROUP 3 LIVER DISEASE

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LIVER DISEASE

Liver Diseases Can Lead to :

Diabetes

Thyroid

Obesity

~Wan Jun

 

 

Symptoms and signs – common in liver diseases

  • Skin and eyes looks yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal (stomach region) pain and swelling
  • Legs and ankles gets swollen
  • Skin gets itchy
  • Dark urine colour
  • Pale stool colour, or bloody or tar-coloured stool
  • Chronic fatigue (severe adverse stress)
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bruised easily

 

 

Causes

Infections

The common types of liver infections are hepatitis viruses:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

Immune system abnormality

This is one of the few autoimmune liver diseases

  • Autoimmune hepatitis

Genetics

Genetic liver diseases:

  • Hyperoxaluria and oxalosis
  • Wilson's disease (in which copper accumulates in tissues )
  • ·        Hemochromatosis (an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb and keep too much iron)

 

Cancer and other growths              

Examples include:

  • ·        Liver cancer
  • ·        Bile duct cancer
  • ·        Liver adenoma

Others

Additional, common causes of liver disease include:

  • heavy drinking
  • Fat starts to collect in the liver (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)

 


 

 

 

Effect

  • ·        Inability to function
  • ·        Inability to deaminate amino acids
  • ·        Unable to regulate blood glucose level
  • ·        Lack of bile

 

 

Information from :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver_disease

http://www.medicinenet.com/liver_disease/article.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/liver-problems/basics/symptoms/con-20025300

~Sarah

 

 

 

Liver disease is a damage that reduces the function of the liver.

The most effective way to treat alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is to make lifestyle changes, such as:

~cutting out alcohol

~improving the diet

~engaging in regular exercise

 

Anti-viral medications are available to treat infections such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C. this is an area of active research an drug development an today many treatments offer improved outcomes, by clearing or controlling the virus to slow any decline in the condition of your liver.

Other conditions may be managed by slowing down disease progression for example:

~By using steroid –based drugs in autoimmune hepatitis.

~Chanelli

 

 

Sarah-leader

Wanjun-researcher

Chanelli-researcher

Way yi-editor

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING


 

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