Liver Diseases Most Recent
What few laypeople realize is that the liver plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health. It performs numerous vital functions including the processing of dietary nutrients and vitamins, maintaining blood sugar levels, activating or detoxifying medications and manufacturing proteins.
Liver transplantation improves survival for selected patients with chronic liver disease, fulminant hepatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Cirrhosis of the liver is highlighted essentially by its portal hypertensive complications. The incidence of these complications in elderly cirrhotic individuals has been rising due to better management of this disease in the younger population.