Fatty Liver and More May Harden Arteries
Your heart and blood health can have a huge impact on the health of other bodily systems. Similarly, your heart health can be affected by the health of other organs, including your liver.
Improving Hearts Before Transplant
When patients are awaiting a life-saving kidney or liver transplant, their failing organs are not the only thing they need to worry about; many of these patients also have heart problems.
How Elastic is Your Liver?
You probably don't think about the elasticity of your organs. But when it comes to the liver, the lack of elasticity is an important measure of health.
Medical Food Hurts Livers
If you own a TV, you know what prescription drug commercials sound like: a persuasive description of the benefits of the drug followed by a lengthy list of side effects.
New Liver Won't Prevent a New Baby
Being an organ transplant recipient can mean major changes in your life. Fortunately for women with liver transplants, the possibility of having children isn't one of these.
A Mistake You Don't Want to Make
One of the most dangerous medications in your medicine cabinet could be one of the most common. In fact, it may be something you use a couple times a week.
Fattening up Liver Cancer Risks
Childhood obesity is now a global epidemic, and with it comes increased disease risks both in children and adults. Having an abundant body as a child is now linked even to cancer.
Arthritis Drugs may Affect Liver
While medications can help control your psoriatic arthritis, some drugs can harm parts of your body. It seems that TNF inhibitors may be one of those drugs.
B-vitamins Defend the Liver From Arsenic Poisoning
Dietary vitamins B12 and B9 ( folate ) have been shown to be liver-protective against liver-toxins. Repeated exposure to liver-toxins can lead to fatty liver disease, a fate that supplemental B vitamins may resolve.
Why Has Liver Cancer Tripled?
While the prevalence of a number of cancers is declining, some types are on the rise. The incidence of one of the more difficult forms of liver cancer to treat has tripled over the past 30 years. And researchers are beginning to know why.