The liver has many important functions, including digesting your food and processing and distributing nutrients.
The liver can be considered a factory, and among its many functions include:
Common Causes of Liver Disease
Most liver diseases damage your liver in similar ways. Most of the times, liver disease progression looks the same regardless of the underlying disease.
Early diagnosis may prevent damage from occurring in your liver. Your liver is an incredible organ. If you’re diagnosed when some scar tissue has already formed, your liver can repair and even regenerate itself. Because of this, damage from liver disease can often be reversed with a well-managed treatment plan.
Many people with liver disease do not look or feel sick even though the damage is happening to their liver. At a certain point in the progression of the liver, disease damage can become irreversible and lead to liver failure, liver cancer, or death.