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Sites submitted to this category must provide educational information on Alcoholic Liver Disease for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

English-only sites. Information in other languages should be suggested to the appropriate category in World.

This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers about Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Information includes the three distinct conditions which are caused by alcohol abuse. Any, or all, of the conditions may occur at the same time.

  • Fatty Liver (Steatosis): Accumulation of fat within the primary cells of the liver.
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis: Acute or chronic inflammation of the liver.
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis: Nodule formation and fibrosis, which interferes with blood flow in the liver.

Sites submitted to this category must provide educational information about ascites for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers, about Ascites.

Commonly associated with cirrhosis of the liver and portal hypertension, ascites is the accumulation of protein-containing fluid in the peritoneal cavity.

If your organization or association is the local chapter of a national group, please do not suggest it here. For example, if your site represents the Massachusetts chapter of the American Liver Foundation, your site should be suggested to the appropriate category in Massachusetts. Organizations or associations involved with specific liver diseases (Hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, etc.) should suggest their site to the appropriate subcategory. They will not be listed here. English-only sites. Sites in other languages should be suggested to the appropriate category in World.
This category is for all associations or organizations that promote liver health, disease prevention and research, and advocacy for patients and caregivers.
Sites submitted to this category must provide information about liver disease and disorders in children for parents and/or caregivers.

English sites only. Other language sites should be submitted to the appropriate category in World/.

Websites about liver disease in adults should be submitted, one level up, in Liver.

Once assumed to be an adults-only health problem, many liver disorders and diseases also, or only, appear in children.

Some are present at birth; others occur during childhood and adolescence. Damage to the liver can also develop as a result of other illnesses, such as cystic fibrosis.

As with adult patients, treatments are designed to improve the quality of life, and halt or reverse damage to the liver. When these fail, transplant is often the only remaining option.

Sites submitted to this category must provide information on cirrhosis for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

Cirrhosis is a chronic disease in which the cells of the liver are damaged and replaced by scar tissue.

This reduces the liver's ability to process hormones, nutrients, medications and to filter toxins, leading to potentially serious complications.

Causes include long-term alcoholism, liver infections like hepatitis, liver injury, reactions to medications, and exposure to toxic substances.

Sites submitted to this category must provide educational information about End-Stage Liver Disease for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research .

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

English-only sites. Information in other languages should be suggested to the appropriate category in World.

This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers about End-Stage Liver Disease.

Also know as ESLD and liver failure, this condition is, as the name suggests, the final stage in advanced liver disease.

Due to the extreme level of damage to the liver and other organs, without transplant, patients at this stage are generally considered terminal.

All sites submitted to this category must provide general information for patients, their families and caregivers on or about hepatitis B and/or HBV.

English sites only. Sites in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate category in World.

Sites designed for:

  • Medical practitioners should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine;
  • Support groups should be submitted to Support_Groups;
  • Selling products or services should be submitted to the appropriate category in Shopping or Business.
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Sites submitted to this category must provide information on portal hypertension for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

Portal Hypertension is a build-up of pressure in the portal vein between the liver and the intestines due to fibrosis.

As blood is unable to move through the portal vein, pressure builds throughout the system and reroutes blood flow to lesser veins. Toxins, hormones, and bacteria that are normally filtered by the liver are now allowed to travel through the body.

Complications include increased fluid in the abdomen (ascites), bleeding from small veins unable to support the increased blood flow (varices), and altered mental state due to the toxins released into the system (hepatic encephalopathy).

Sites submitted to this category must provide information on Primary Biliary Cirrhosis for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic liver disease, in which the patient's immune system attacks the liver, causing slow, progressive damage to the bile ducts.

This reduces the liver's ability to eliminate bile and other substances toxins, leading to potentially serious complications.

The exact cause of PBC is unknown. It generally strikes women between the ages of 40 and 60, although it is seen in different ages and in men, as well.

Sites submitted to this category must provide information on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic liver disease, in which the walls of the bile ducts, inside and outside the liver, become inflamed.

This creates a build-up of bile in the liver, leading to potentially serious complications.

The exact cause of PSC is unknown, although it is believed to be caused by changes in the immune system. It generally strikes men between the ages of 30 and 60 and is more common in people who also have ulcerative colitis.

All sites or pages submitted to this category may be more technical in nature, but must contain information of use to patients, their families, and caregivers.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

Clinical articles and research information related to liver diseases, including causes, risk factors, complications, transmission, and treatment in children and adults.

As always, information contained in these articles is not intended to provide medical advice or replace personal consultation with a physician.

Sites listed here will represent support networks with a physical address and/or a web presence. Those with a physical address may also be submitted to the relevant Regional subcategory.

English language sites only. Please submit other language sites to the appropriate category in World.

Sites in this category serve the support needs of people with Liver Disease or similar conditions.

These groups, communities, or meeting places provide an opportunity for people with a common experience (such as a condition or disease, or a care-giving role) to share their concerns, and to seek and offer information and advice.

Read each site's PRIVACY POLICY carefully, before providing personal information.

These sites are for educational and support purposes only. Please consult your doctor or other health care provider before making any lifestyle changes that may adversely affect your condition.

Sites submitted to this category must provide information on liver tests and procedures for patients, their families and caregivers.

Technical articles for patients should be submitted to /Liver/Research.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate category in Health/Medicine/.

This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers, explaining the various tests and procedures that are performed to determine the health of the liver.
All sites listed in this category must provide information about liver transplant for patients and their families.

English only sites. Please submit other language sites to the appropriate category in World.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory in Health/Medicine.

Liver transplant is a complex surgical procedure, performed when all other treatments fail to manage liver disease. Extensive physical and mental evaluations are performed before a patient can be considered as a candidate for transplant.
All sites listed in this category must provide information about the treatment of liver disease for patients, their families and caregivers.

Websites designed for the education and training of medical professionals and providers should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory in Health/Medicine.

English-only sites. Information in other languages should be suggested to the appropriate category in World.

This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers about treatment for liver diseases.

Treatments may include dietary recommendations, alternative therapies, medications, or surgical procedures, such as transplant.

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