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Health News - Liver Disease/Hepatitis

What are blood cleansers, and do they work?
In most cases, the organs in the body cleanse the blood without any extra help. In this article, learn about blood cleansers and whether they work. (Medical News Today)

Is this how fructose worsens the effect of high fat diets?
A new mouse study reveals that adding fructose to high fat diets disrupts fat burning in the liver through effects on fat oxidation genes and mitochondria. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to lower ALT levels
High levels of the liver enzyme ALT indicates liver damage. Taking steps to lower ALT levels through diet, exercise, and other methods can help the liver recover. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol
Researchers find strains of gut bacteria that turn carbohydrates into alcohol. This may contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Medical News Today)

What does it feel like to be drunk? What you need to know
Although alcohol affects people in different ways and some people can drink more than others, drinking too much may cause a person to feel drunk. Learn more about the effects of alcohol by stage here. (Medical News Today)

Is there a cure for hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a curable liver infection. With the appropriate treatment, it is possible to clear the virus within 12 weeks. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How does hepatitis C affect a person?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause permanent liver damage and a range of other adverse health effects. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the complications of hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C, or HCV, is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. Over time, this can result in permanent liver damage and other health complications. Find out more about the complications of HCV here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about chronic hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis C is a long term infection that targets the liver. Learn about this infection and the treatments available in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about raspberry ketones
Raspberry ketones are the compounds that give raspberries their smell. Some people believe that they provide health benefits. Learn about the possible uses and side effects of raspberry ketones here. (Medical News Today)

What hepatitis C genotypes mean for treatment
Hepatitis C is liver inflammation that results from a viral infection. Doctors categorize this virus by genotype, and the genotype that a person carries can affect their treatment and risk of complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Hepatitis A becomes health emergency in Florida
The state of Florida has declared the current hepatitis A outbreak a 'public health emergency,' and officials encourage inhabitants to get vaccinated. (Medical News Today)

'New wave of Alzheimer's research' looks to the liver for clues
Specialists call for a more holistic approach to Alzheimer's research, taking in the brain's relationship with other organs, including the liver. (Medical News Today)

Hepatitis D: Everything you need to know
Only people who already have hepatitis B can get hepatitis D. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of hepatitis D, as well as the possible complications. (Medical News Today)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: New drug proves 'safe' and effective
A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial finds the right dosage at which a drug 'safely' treats nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Medical News Today)

Elevated liver enzymes: Everything you need to know
A person may have elevated liver enzymes if they have a condition that damages the liver. Learn about the possible causes of elevated liver enzymes and their symptoms and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

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)

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