Your liver is the largest internal organ in your body and essential to processing fats, protein, carbohydrates and nutrients. Liver diseases interfere with these vital processes to the detriment of your health.
Liver diseases vary in cause, severity and treatment. Many require advanced medical care and, in some cases, a liver transplant. Einstein’s team of specialists excel at diagnosing, treating and continuing care for patients suffering from liver diseases or cancer.
Types of liver disorders
Autoimmune Hepatitis: Chronic liver disease in which the immune system attacks the liver, potentially leading to cirrhosis or liver failure.
Cirrhosis: Gradual destruction of liver tissue that diminishes the organ’s effectiveness, often due to alcohol abuse.
Drug Toxicity/Toxic Hepatitis: Drug-induced liver injury due to a reaction to prescription or over-the-counter drugs or supplements.
Fatty Liver: A large buildup of fat in the liver that may cause damage and prevent proper function.
Fibrosis: Gradual destruction of liver tissue due to infection, inflammation, injury or healing from a related condition.
Tumors: Atypical masses of tissue; can be either benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Liver Cancer: The growth of cancerous cells originating in the liver, potentially spreading to other vital organs.
Viral Hepatitis: (A, B, C, D, E): Inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Hepatitis B and C, specifically, put patients at greater risk for developing liver cancer in the future.