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Liver disease


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There are several different types of liver disease which have different causes, including alcohol-related liver disease and hepatitis.

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

How liver disease is treated depends on the type you have. Some types can get better with lifestyle changes, while some may need medicines or surgery.

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

Liver disease is the name for a group of different conditions that affect the liver.

Page last reviewed: 09/08/2023
Next review due: 09/08/2026