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Health News - Liver Disease/Hepatitis

What to know about brown urine
Urine may be brown due to dehydration, liver disease, or certain foods and medications. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about brown urine here. (Medical News Today)

What is a liver cyst?
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other issues, a doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?
Healthcare professionals may use abdominal ultrasounds to diagnose pancreas, liver, and stomach issues. The procedure requires very little preparation, and there are very few risks. Learn more about abdominal ultrasounds here. (Medical News Today)

How to identify a hepatitis C rash
Hepatitis C can cause many symptoms including skin issues such as jaundice, itching, and blood spots. Other symptoms may also be present. Learn how to identify a hepatitis C rash here. (Medical News Today)

What are the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine?
Side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine can include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There may also be no side effects at all. Learn more about the possible side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best hepatitis C drugs?
Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hepatitis E
Hepatitis E is a viral infection that causes liver damage and inflammation. Its symptoms can include fever, nausea, and fatigue. Treatment tends to involve rest and making some dietary changes. Learn more about hepatitis E here. (Medical News Today)

What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?
An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article. (Medical News Today)

Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health
Inorganic nitrate, a compound present in celery, spinach, and rocket, may protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

What foods protect the liver?
Some foods and drinks can help protect liver health. These include coffee, oatmeal, grapes, nuts, and fatty fish, among others. Learn more about the foods and drinks that are good for liver health here. (Medical News Today)

Liver health in HIV: This gene indicates new therapeutic targets
A new study explains how the genetic mutation that may have protected our ancestors against the plague could show us how to protect liver health in HIV. (Medical News Today)

Hepatitis C and HIV coinfection
People living with HIV are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C. This because HIV can weaken the immune system, leaving the body more vulnerable to other infections. In this article, we discuss the symptoms, prevention, and treatment for hepatitis C in people living with HIV. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of autoimmune hepatitis?
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when the immune system attacks the liver. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, a loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Hepatitis C symptoms in women
While hepatitis C can affect both sexes, it may cause different symptoms in females. In this article, learn about hepatitis C in women, including the causes and risks. (Medical News Today)

How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Dandelion tea benefits
Dandelion tea offers potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving cholesterol levels, and fighting flu. Most of the research is in vitro or uses animals, so more studies are necessary to confirm its effectiveness in humans. Learn more about the possible health benefits of dandelion tea here. (Medical News Today)

The connection between cirrhosis and hepatitis C
The liver is a powerful organ that the hepatitis C virus can affect. The virus causes inflammation and can lead to scarring. The name for scarring of the liver is cirrhosis. People with both conditions may have more risk of liver failure. Learn more about the link between hepatitis C and cirrhosis here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hepatitis C in men
Hepatitis C is a viral illness that affects the liver. Men tend to experience it at higher rates than women, but it is unclear why. Some people believe that it may be due to estrogen’s protective effect. Diagnosis and testing can help people find treatment. Learn more about hepatitis C in men here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about late-stage hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can cause substantial liver damage, particularly in the later stages. The treatment and outlook will depend on the progression of the disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
While vaccines exist for hepatitis A and B, researchers are still developing a vaccine for hepatitis C. Learn more about future treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat an infected belly button piercing?
Initially, piercings are healing wounds, and they can be prone to infection. Belly button piercings have a higher risk because they are difficult to keep clean. Symptoms of infection include pain, redness, and discharge from the piercing. Improving hygiene and taking antibiotics can help. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

'Natural protein' could reverse obesity-related diabetes, fatty liver
Increasing the 'natural protein' BP3 in obese mice reduces fat mass, high blood sugar, and fatty liver fats by firing up metabolism, a new study reveals. (Medical News Today)

'Anti-aging molecule' could improve liver and kidney treatments
Blocking an enzyme that limits the activity of the 'anti-aging molecule' NAD+ could be a way to protect the liver and kidneys from damage, study suggests. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between hepatitis B and C?
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are both infections that cause inflammation of the liver. While they have similar symptoms, they also have a few key differences, including their transmission, the duration of the infection, and what treatments are available. Learn more about the differences in this article. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction. (Medical News Today)

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