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Liver disease

Overview

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There are many different types of liver disease. You can help prevent some of them by maintaining a healthy weight and not drinking too much alcohol.

The 3 main causes of liver disease are obesity, hepatitis and alcohol misuse.

Liver disease may not cause symptoms in the early stages. Tiredness, loss of appetite and yellow skin (jaundice) can happen later on.

You can reduce your risk of getting liver disease by maintaining a healthy weight and not drinking too much alcohol.

Page last reviewed: 20/10/2020
Next review due: 20/10/2023