Liver-Related Procedures and Tests Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical tests and procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Liver-Related Procedures and Tests that may be used to diagnose or monitor the status of the diseases and conditions listed below.

  • 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?