Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide

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If you're examining this book, chances are that you've been diagnosed with a liver disease or you suspect that you have a liver-related illness. Perhaps someone you care about has a liver ailment. Maybe you're simply curious about the workings of this essential organ and want to know how you can keep it healthy.

Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide has answers to your questions. This book will help you understand how the liver aids digestion, fights infections, and ...

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Overview

If you're examining this book, chances are that you've been diagnosed with a liver disease or you suspect that you have a liver-related illness. Perhaps someone you care about has a liver ailment. Maybe you're simply curious about the workings of this essential organ and want to know how you can keep it healthy.

Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide has answers to your questions. This book will help you understand how the liver aids digestion, fights infections, and regulates many of our hormones. It will explain what happens if the liver becomes fatty or hardened with scars, and it will show how our other organs depend on healthy liver function.

Offering simple explanations and real-life examples, Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide describes the symptoms of liver malfunction and outlines how liver diseases are treated. You'll read about how physicians are conquering liver cancer, which medications hold the most promise against liver infections, and what you can do to avoid liver damage. This book will also answer such questions as: Which vitamin supplements can injure the liver? How does the liver influence our mental effectiveness? What can we do to avoid catching hepatitis? How does obesity affect liver function? Can the liver regenerate itself? When is a liver transplant appropriate?

About the Author:
Nizar N. Zein, M.D., holds the Mikati Foundation Endowed Chair in Liver Diseases and is Chief of the Section of Hepatobiliary Diseases and Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic

About the Author:
Kevin M. Edwards, M.S.N., C.N.P., is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Nurse Corps of the Ohio Army National Guard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596240889
  • Publisher: Cleveland Clinic Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Cleveland Clinic Guides Series
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 905,056
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Introduction     xi
The Amazing Liver     1
Hepatitis, the New Epidemic     9
Autoimmune Hepatitis     35
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease     43
Hemochromatosis     53
Wilson Disease     63
Alcoholic Liver Disease     71
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis     81
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis     89
Color Illustrations     95
Liver Masses     99
Cirrhosis and Its Complications     113
Pregnancy, Pediatrics, and the Liver     123
Liver Testing Simplified     135
The Ultimate Liver Test: The Biopsy     143
Liver Transplants     149
Nontraditional Therapies, Alternative Medicine, and Spirituality     157
The Liver-Healthy Lifestyle     165
Looking Toward the Future     181
Drug-Induced Liver Injury     183
Common Liver-Related Terminology     190
Medications Commonly Used to Treat Liver Diseases     200
Suggested Resources     202
Index     205
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