Amongst all the major causes of chronic disease including heart disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), liver disease is the only chronic disease that is increasing in incidence in the UK whereas it is decreasing in the Europe. The most common causes of liver disease include alcohol related liver disease, fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis. Majority of people who has mild to moderate liver disease remain asymptomatic. Usually, the presence of liver disease is found when patients are being tested for other health conditions. Majority of the cause of chronic liver disease are preventable.
Abnormal liver tests can arise from various causes. About 1 in 6 people will have some abnormal liver function at some point in their life. About 20% of people with abnormal liver function will have underlying liver disease... [more]
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the United Kingdom and around the world. It’s incidence is increasing rapidly in the western world.People with diabetes, high....[more]
Alcohol related liver disease remains the most common cause of liver disease in the UK. The recommended level of alcohol consumption per week is currently 14 units for both men and women as per Department of Health guidelines..[more]
Viral hepatitis is a global disease with about 4.4% of the world’s population being infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.Hepatitis B is significantly more common form of viral hepatitis...[more]