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Liver Transplantation for Hepatitis C Patients

In addition to being the reigning cause of chronic liver disease in the United States, Hepatitis C is also the most common reason for liver transplants in this country. A liver transplant is typically performed as a last resort, and is only considered when all other forms of treatment have been unsuccessful. Referred to as […]

Take the Mystery Out of Liver Tests

Take the Mystery Out of Your Liver Tests

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Are you unclear of what your doctor tests to assess the health of your liver? You are not alone. Learn to understand the conclusions drawn from liver function tests so you aren’t left in the dark about your own diagnosis.

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Fatty Liver Disease Remedies

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (also referred to as NAFLD) has become the most common liver ailment in American adults. Learn more about three dietary supplements, then when combined with lifestyle changes, can help reverse NAFLD’s effects before it causes permanent liver damage.

Toxic Items for Your Liver

5 Surprisingly Toxic Items to Your Liver

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The liver is responsible for keeping potentially harmful substances that enter our system out of our blood supply. Some of these substances are obvious, while others may be a surprise to even the most health conscious among us. Discover five such items that may be threatening your liver and learn the signs of exposure to them.

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Silybin Lowers Harmful Cholesterol Levels

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The health benefits of milk thistle are largely a result of one of its components: silybin. Learn how this clinically proven liver protector can also help lower the levels of harmful cholesterol.

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Hepatitis Basics

Learn the basic facts about the various forms of hepatitis so you can protect and support your liver and make the necessary lifestyle changes to improve your health.

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Esophogeal Varices

While not well known, the condition known as a bleeding esophogeal varice poses a very real threat to those suffering from a compromised liver. Learn what makes this condition so dangerous and learn how best to stop the bleeding and restore normal blood circulation.

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The Herbal Remedy Getting Attention

Learn more about an herbal remedy that is garnering the attention of the western medical community as a natural alternative in preventing the progression of liver disease.

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Understanding Interferon Therapy

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Being informed leads to the best treatment decisions. If you are a candidate for interferon therapy or simply want to learn more about the most common medical treatment for viral hepatitis, this article can be your introduction to how it works, and more importantly, how effective it is.

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8 Tips for Summer Liver Care

The liver is particularly vulnerable to summer’s excessive heat. Uncover the tips to ensure you’re doing the most for your liver as the mercury continues to rise this season.

Coffee's Liver Health Benefits

Coffee’s Liver Benefits

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With new research pointing to coffee’s ability to minimize the advancement of liver disease, there’s even more reason for those with liver concerns to enjoy their favorite morning blend of brew.

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Hope for Liver Cancer Patients

For good historical reason, liver cancer is a feared consequence of liver disease. Learn more about the array of inventive options modern technology provides and the encouraging reasons why hope may replace the fear that previously gripped liver disease patients.

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Foods to Relieve Stress

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We often seek relief from stress in the foods we eat. Unfortunately, we often make the wrong choice in comfort foods, and add further stress to our livers in the process. Liver disease patients cannot afford to make the wrong food choices. Learn which foods can help you effectively handle stress and support your liver.

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Optimum Cholesterol Levels for Liver Health

The liver is intimately involved with the manufacture, use and dysfunction associated with cholesterol. Refresh your familiarity with cholesterol’s components and aim for their desired numeric values, to provide your liver with the best ratios to work with.

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How to Prevent a Fatty Liver

An estimated 33 percent of Americans are affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Experts are becoming increasingly convinced of the solid link between a fatty liver and insulin resistance. Learn about the implications and subsequent hope lying beyond this connection.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Liver (a la TCM — Traditional Chinese Medicine)

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Just as the environment adjusts to each seasonal change, so does the human body. The liver is activated in the spring, providing us the opportune time to enhance this organ’s health. Learn why the spring release of stored emotions is a powerful way to support the liver.

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Preventing Fibrosis with Silybin Phytosome®

A commonly prescribed medicinal plant, milk thistle’s protective properties to the liver have been supported by hundreds of research studies around the world. This recent article discusses one such study involving the milk thistle extract, Silybin Phytosome® and its ability to prevent the hardening of the liver, a potential effect of liver disease.

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How To Support Your Liver With Balanced Nutrition

Precisely balanced protein, carbohydrate and fat intake ratios are essential when battling liver disease. While popular diets are marketed as the supreme path to health and weight loss, learn why a physician-directed diet is the best plan for managing liver disease.

Get Off Your Butts: Smoking Cigarettes with Liver Disease

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Even after being diagnosed, many people with liver disease remain faithful smokers. Learn exactly how smoking cigarettes affects an already compromised liver.