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Home Health A-Z Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders

Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Disorders

The liver and biliary system are responsible for storing and releasing glucose and protein synthesis. The pancreatic juice produced by pancreas helps the body to digest fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The list of disorders related to these organs is vast. Jaundice, cholestasis, liver enlargement, portal hypertension, esophageal varices, ascites, liver encephalopathy, cirrhosis, gallstones, cholangitis, cholecystitis, biliary cirrhosis, and biliary duct cancer, Hepatitis A, B and C and Pancreatitis are some of the disorders related to liver, bile and pancreas. A doctor’s intervention is needed if you are suffering from any of the disorders.

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis refers to the infection of the liver. It can be due to various factors. One of the causes is viral infections which are also the most common cause. What are the causes of Hepatitis? Hepatitis A, B,...
What is Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension? Cirrhosis is the irreversible damage done to the liver because of a variety of factors. The normal liver tissue gets damaged permanently and abnormal changes take place which damage the liver structurally and functionally. Liver...
What is Chronic Pancreatitis? Pancreas is an organ situated in the abdomen which has a dual function. It helps in facilitating the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates and especially fats along with maintaining the glucose levels of the body through hormones....
Understanding the Gallbladder and the Bile Ducts The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located just below the liver. Its main function is to store, concentrate and ensure release of bile (a fluid produced by the liver that aids in...
What are Gallbladder Stones? Understanding Gall Stones: Gallbladder is a small organ situated near the Liver. The function of gallbladder is to store and release bile into the small intestine. Bile is a digestive juice that is important for the metabolism...
You may have heard about organ transplant and the success rate of it, however, what comes to the mind is the financial aspect of the entire surgery and the procedure. Imagining someone in the need of organ transplant and...
Causes Sometimes, liver disease is caused by a lot of things that we take casually. Tattoos, sharing infected needles, having unprotected sex and diabetes can also cause liver disease. Symptoms Sometimes, symptoms don’t show up for months together. There is no pain...
Alcoholic Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by drinking excessive alcohol and it usually occurs in people who are heavy drinkers. But sometimes, few heavy drinkers do not develop it and few moderate drinkers may end up...

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