The physicians at GIH are experienced in the management of acute and chronic liver disease. These can include the following:
Fatty liver (hepatic steatosis)
This is a common problem primarily related to obesity and diabetes. While usually a benign condition in most patients, some patients can progress to fibrosis or even frank cirrhosis. Patients can be evaluated to determine severity of liver injury and have ongoing monitoring.
A viral infection of the liver, transmitted by exposure to blood products in someone with hepatitis C. There is currently effective drug therapy available for successful treatment for this chronic disease.
A viral infection of the liver, often with no associated symptoms. This can be transmitted by blood products or sexual contact. There is risk long-term of progression to cirrhosis and possible liver cancer. There is effective drug therapy for suppression of active disease to prevent progression to more severe liver injury.