CAUSES OF LIVER DISEASE


LIVER DISEASES             

There are several causes of liver disease such as:

1) INFECTION

Parasites and viruses can infect the liver, causing inflammation and that reduces liver function. The viruses that cause liver damage can spread through blood or semen, contaminated food or water, or close contact with a person who is infected. The most common types of liver infections are hepatitis viruses including: Hepatitis A, B and C.

2) IMMUNE SYSTEM ABNORMALITY

Diseases in which your immune system attacks certain parts of your body, can affect your liver. Examples of autoimmune liver diseases include

  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

3) GENETICS

An abnormal gene inherited from one or both of your parents can cause various substances to build up in your liver, resulting in liver damage. Genetic liver diseases include:

  • Hyperoxaluria and oxalosis
  • Wilson’s disease.

4) CANCER AND OTHER GROWTHS.

Examples of these include

  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Liver Adenoma.

Additional and other common causes of liver diseases include

  • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Fat accumulating in the liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease).

 

 

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