Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants in Lake Worth, Florida, offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for liver disease. The skilled medical team provides liver function tests to identify conditions like hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease. They customize your treatment to resolve your symptoms and help improve the overall function of your liver. Learn more about treatments available for liver disease by calling the team or by requesting an appointment online today.
Your liver is responsible for assisting in the digestion of food, removing toxins from your body, and storing the energy you need to function.
There are a variety of diseases that can affect the health of your liver and its function, including hepatitis.
Diseases that commonly affect the liver include:
Scar tissue can form on the liver from an injury or due to underlying health issues and disrupt the normal function of the organ.
Cancerous cells can form in the liver and spread to nearby organs and other parts of the body. Risk factors for liver cancer include heavy alcohol consumption, cirrhosis, ,elevated iron, infection, and obesity.
Fatty liver disease is a condition that results when too much fat builds up in the liver, often due to excessive alcohol use or because of inflammation.
Symptoms of liver disease can worsen over time, and you must schedule a diagnostic evaluation as soon as you notice potential signs of illness. Some of the most common symptoms include:
You may develop jaundice, a condition that describes yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes. Liver disease can also make you more susceptible to bruising easily.
During an evaluation, your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider reviews your personal and family medical history and discusses your symptoms. They perform a physical exam, checking for areas of swelling or pain in your abdomen.
You may also need additional diagnostic testing, such as blood work to rule out infection and evaluate liver function. Imaging tests, like an ultrasound, can identify other potential causes of your symptoms.
Your treatment plan for liver disease depends on the type of condition you have and its severity. If you have cirrhosis or alcohol-induced liver disease, you need to stop drinking and improve your diet to support healthy liver function. Losing weight can also help you manage an existing liver disease and its symptoms.
If you have infectious hepatitis, you may need antiviral drugs to treat the disease.
If you need help managing a liver disease or have unexplained liver-related symptoms, schedule a consultation at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants today, online, or by calling the office.