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Health News - Liver Disease/Hepatitis

What to know about not having a half-moon on the nails
People typically have a half-moon shape on their nails. This appearance may be less visible in the case of people with malnourishment, anemia, or vitiligo. Learn more about the half-moon on the nails here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bruising easily
Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here. (Medical News Today)

Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk
A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

What to know about liver metastases
Liver metastases occur when cancer spreads to the liver from another part of the body. Diagnosis may involve ultrasound. Prognosis depends on how far the cancer has spread. Learn more about liver metastases here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the protein test and results
Total protein tests measure the amount of protein in a person's urine or blood. In this article, we discuss the total protein test, including its uses, normal protein levels, and what abnormal levels mean. (Medical News Today)

Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes
A large European study now suggests that many diagnoses of cirrhosis and liver cancer come too late, and that diabetes might be an independent risk factor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about the GGT test
The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here. (Medical News Today)

What is liver fibrosis?
Liver fibrosis occurs when chronic injury or inflammation causes a buildup of scar tissue. This interferes with the liver’s ability to function and regenerate. In this article, we look at how liver fibrosis develops and when treatment can reverse the damage. (Medical News Today)

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)

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