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When it comes to liver and gallbladder disease and its related conditions (such as cirrhosis of the liver), hepatology is the field of medicine to turn to. “Hepatology” is a combination of the Greek words “hepatikos,” meaning “liver,” and “logia,” meaning “study.”  The medical specialty of hepatology focuses on liver disease and related problems. It […]
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Hepatitis: Types, Causes, and Symptoms

What is Hepatitis?  Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. Although viral infection is the cause of all major types of hepatitis, there are other potential causes including heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medicines, and certain diseases.  The liver is the largest organ in the body responsible for many functions like […]
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When the amount of the yellow-orange bile pigment bilirubin is elevated, the skin, eye whites, and mucous membranes become a yellowish color. Jaundice can be caused by hepatitis, gallstones, tumors, and a variety of other conditions. Generally speaking, in adults, jaundice does not need to be addressed.   Symptoms  Common symptoms of jaundice include:  The whites […]
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