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3.3.4. Liver disease

Liver disease


Gallstones

The calculations or gall stones are solid and hard deposits that form in the gallbladder from cholesterol and mineral salts of bile. They are located in the gallbladder and in the bile outlet ducts.

If the stone plugs a duct, severe pain occurs in the right abdomen, biliary colic.

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Hepatitis

The hepatitis is acute inflammation of the liverIt is caused by virusesalcohol abuse, and some medications, but it can have other causes as well.

The main symptoms are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin).

La ictericia es un síntoma de enfermedad relacionada con el hígado

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Cirrhosis

The cirrhosis is the destruction of liver cells that are replaced by a fabric that does not fulfill its function.

The cirrhosis liver appears as the end result of many diseases in which inflammation occurs in the liver, although the most common cause of cirrhosis is the consumption of alcoholic beverages.