Experiences withLiver disease
Types of liver disease
Some of the most common types of liver disease include:
Symptoms of liver disease
Most types of liver disease do not cause any symptoms in the early stages.
Once you start to get symptoms of liver disease, your liver is already damaged and scarred. This is known as cirrhosis.
How to prevent liver disease
The 3 main causes of liver disease are:
- an undiagnosed hepatitis infection
- alcohol misuse
You can reduce your risk of many types of liver disease with some simple lifestyle changes such as:
- trying to maintain a healthy weight
- not drinking too much alcohol
Vaccines are available for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. These are recommended if you're at risk.
You do not have to drink an excessive amount of alcohol to risk damaging your health. Regularly drinking just over the recommended levels can be harmful.
Liver disease may not cause symptoms in the early stages. Tiredness, loss of appetite and yellow skin (jaundice) can happen later on.
The 3 main causes of liver disease are obesity, hepatitis and alcohol misuse.
You can reduce your risk of getting liver disease by maintaining a healthy weight and not drinking too much alcohol.
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