Cirrhosis is long-term, non-reversible damage to the liver. The delicate, metabolically active liver cells die and become replaced with connective or ‘scar’ tissue.
Gilbert’s syndrome is an inherited condition where people cannot get rid of bilirubin as efficiently as they should. Bilirubin is a breakdown product formed when the body recycles the components of dead red blood cells.
Haemochromatosis is a disorder in which excessive quantities of iron are absorbed and stored in the body’s organs, particularly the liver.
Hepatitis B is a type of viral hepatitis that affects 1 in 3 people alive in the world today.
Jaundice is caused by the build up of bilirubin in the blood. It causes a yellowing of the skin and of the whites of the eyes.
Lesions in the liver can be benign or malignant. Benign lesions are often an incidental finding and rarely cause any clinical concern. However some may require monitoring and rarely surgery is required to remove them.
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