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Liver Disease - Dubai Hepatology Clinic

  • Liver disease is any kind of disturbance in the function of the liver, which leads to illness in the body. This is because the liver is responsible for some critical functions in the body and its ill-functioning can badly affect the body. DRHC offers advanced liver disease treatment in Dubai. To consult with a liver specialist in Dubai DRHC call +97142798200.
  • The other name for liver disease is hepatic disease. For a decrease in liver function, as much as 75% of the liver must be affected.

Types of liver disease:

The various types of liver diseases are mentioned below:

  • Alcohol-related liver disease

  • Hepatitis

    • Under this disease, there is an inflammation or swelling of the liver, which is usually caused due to a viral infection or continued exposure to harmful substances, particularly alcohol.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    • Under this condition, fat gets built up within the cells of the liver. This liver disease is usually found in overweight and obese people.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis

    • This is a rare type of liver disease of long-term nature that damages the bile ducts present in the liver.
  • Haemochromatosis

    • This is an inheritance disorder wherein there is a gradual formation of iron in the area in and around the liver in the body. 

Symptoms of liver disease:

The signs and symptoms of liver disease include:

  • The appearance of a yellowish shade under the eyes
  • The skin turns yellowish
  • Swelling in the abdomen accompanied by pain
  • Ankles and legs show visible swelling
  • Skin turns itchy
  • The color of the urine turns dark
  • The color of the stool turns pale, tar-colored, or bloody
  • The patient experiences fatigue
  • Vomiting or nausea remains a constant feature
  • There is a significant loss in the appetite
  • The body gets bruised very easily 

Causes of liver disease:

The causes of many of the liver diseases are still unknown, but the common causes include:

  • Attack by viruses on the liver. The most common viral hepatitis include Hepatitis A, B & C which can affect the liver badly
  • Obesity leads to fatty liver disease
  • High intake of alcohol requires the liver cell to detoxify the alcohol on a continuous basis, causing destruction of the liver cells and deposition of fat
  • The medication and chemicals that enter the body are processed by the liver, making it vulnerable to chronic disease. 

Treatment of liver disease:

  • Liver diseases are often difficult to diagnose considering the fact that the symptoms get easily confused with random health problems.
  • For diagnosing as well as treating liver disease, the doctor will get some blood tests done to determine the functioning of the liver and to also ascertain the causes that are affecting the smooth functioning of the liver.
  • The physician may also undertake specific liver tests for the patient. In certain cases, a liver biopsy might also be undertaken.
  • In the liver biopsy, a thin needle is inserted in the liver in order to remove the small pieces of tissue and these tissues are further examined to reach the root cause.
  • The other tests which are undertaken include ultrasound, MRI, and CT scan.

Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic - Dr. Rami Hamed Center now provides the leading gastroenterologist in Dubai for Gastric Balloon, Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer Screening, and so on. DRHC offers highly qualified liver specialist doctors in Dubai and a wide range of services on liver failure, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treatment, alcoholic liver disease treatment, etc.