Liver Disease

Live a Better Life with a Healthy Liver

When you are having issues with your liver, turn to CHRISTUS Health. We treat a wide range of liver diseases with our board-certified and experienced specialist. Let us help restore you back to health. 

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha-1 antitrypsin, or AAT, is a protein made in the liver that circulates in the bloodstream. AAT protects healthy tissues from damage by the body’s disease-fighting immune system cells.

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Hemochromatosis

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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a condition that causes iron to build up in the body, leading to multiple health issues. Hemochromatosis affects men two to three times as often as women.

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Hepatitis B

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of the most common serious liver infections in the United States. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 862,000 Americans live with hepatitis B.

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Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is one of the most common serious liver infections in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, an estimated 2.4 million Americans are currently living with hepatitis C.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, is a chronic and potentially life-threatening liver disease that occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol.

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare disorder of the bile ducts in the liver. According to the National Library of Medicine, the condition occurs in one of every 10,000 people and affects twice as many men as women.

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Toxic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

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Toxic Drug-Induced Liver Injury

Many medications can harm a normal liver, especially when taken in larger than recommended doses. These medications include prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies and herbal or other dietary supplements.

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Wilson’s Disease

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Wilson’s Disease

Wilson’s disease causes excess copper to build up in the body, damaging vital organs including the brain and liver. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Wilson’s disease affects approximately one in 30,000 to 40,000 people worldwide.

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