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There are a variety of liver procedures and blood tests. Information on liver biopsy, liver blood tests, liver resection, proton beam therapy of the liver, and more are included in this information.

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    • Liver (Anatomy and Function) The liver is the largest gland and organ in the body. There are a variety of liver diseases caused by liver inflammation,...learn more »
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      Liver (Anatomy and Function) Article
      • Facts about the liver
      • What is the function of the liver?
      • What are symptoms of liver diseases?
      • What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
      • Liver disease causes (fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and infections)
      • Liver disease causes (medications, toxins, genetics, cancer, and others)
      • What kind of doctor treats liver disease?
      • How is an examination of the liver performed?
      • What is a liver biopsy?
      • Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
    • The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Digestion is the complex process of turning food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestive process also involves...learn more »
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      The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Article
      • Digestion definition
      • What is digestion?
      • The mouth
      • The pharynx and esophagus
      • The stomach and small intestine
      • The colon, rectum, and anus
      • Three accessory digestive organs (pancreas, liver, gallbladder)
    • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Primary biliary sclerosis (PBC) is thought to be an autoimmune disorder that involves the deterioration of the liver's small bile...learn more »
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      Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Article
      • PBC facts
      • What treatments are used in patients with PBC?
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)
      • Colchicine (Colcrys)
      • Immunosuppressive medications
      • Corticosteroids
      • Budesonide (Entocort)
      • Azathioprine (Imuran)
      • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral, Gengraf)
      • Methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
      • Obeticolic acid (Ocaliva)
      • Cholestyramine (Questran) for itching
      • Rifampin for itching
      • Opiod antagonists for itching
      • Charcoal hemoperfusion for itching
      • Osteoporosis medications
      • Treatment of elevated serum cholesterol and xanthomas
      • Treatment of malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)
      • Treatment of edema and ascites
      • Treatment of bleeding from varices
      • Treatment of hepatic encephalopathy
      • Treatment of enlarged spleen
      • Treatment of Sicca syndrome
      • Treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon
      • Treatment of scleroderma
      • Treatment of gallstones
      • Which specialties of doctors treat PBC?
      • What is the role of liver transplantation in PBC?
      • What is the future for PBC?

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