Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is usually well tolerated in prescribed doses, but overdose is the most common cause of drug induced liver disease an acute liver failure worldwide.
Fatty liver disease affects approximately 20% of the population worldwide and is commonly seen in people with diabetes an obesity. People with fatty liver disease may progressively damage their liver to an extent that requires a liver transplant.
This most common cause of cirrhosis in the Western world represents one of the ten most common causes of death.
Common causes of of inflammation of the liver are the viruses Hepatitis A, B and C.
Some herbal remedies can lead to liver disease. Talk to your healthcare provider about medications or herbal remedies you take are taking.
A Fibroscan examination can help you and your healthcare provider understand your liver status, and when needed, create a care plan to support this vital organ.