Liver Disease Treatment

Liver Diseases

The liver is an essential organ for digesting food and getting rid of the toxins from the body. A Liver disease can be inherited from family or be caused by factors that damage the liver, like viruses and alcohol use. Obesity can also lead to liver damage. Over time, damage to the liver results in its scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition. Common symptoms of liver disease include:

  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Itchy skin
  • Dark coloured urine
  • Pale, bloody or tar-coloured stool
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Appetite Loss
  • Bruising easily
  • Eyes and skin that appear yellowish (jaundice)

Clinics at Medica

Liver Cirrhosis Clinic

Liver Cirrhosis Clinic

Fatty Liver Clinic

Fatty Liver
Clinic

Hepatitis Clinic

Hepatitis
Clinic

Liver Transplant Clinic

Liver Transplant Clinic

Facilities available at Medica

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When does one require a Liver Transplant?

A liver transplant is required when there is an irreversible liver failure in a person. Irreversible liver failure may be caused due to Chronic Liver Disease or acute liver failure caused by Chronic Hepatitis, Liver Cirrhosis or Cancer in adults. In children genetic causes may lead to acute liver failure leading to severe complications ultimately requiring a transplant. Also, people with early Liver Cancer (Hepatocel-
lular Carcinoma) may also be candidates for Liver Transplant.

Liver Transplant

Treatment for liver disease depends on the type of diagnosis. Liver problems can sometimes be treated with lifestyle modifications, like stopping alcohol use, losing weight, and careful monitoring of liver functions. Other problems may require medications or surgery. Depending upon the kind and stage of liver failure, your Doctor may recommend Liver Transplant Surgery to remove a scarred/diseased liver and replace it with a healthy one.

Where does a liver for transplant come from?

Living donor liver transplants are an option for some patients with end-stage liver disease. This involves removing a segment of liver from a healthy living donor and implanting it into a recipient. Both the donor and recipient liver segments will grow to normal size in a few weeks.

In deceased donor liver transplant, the donor may be a victim of an accident, brain haemorrhage or head injury. At this point, the donor is usually in an intensive-care unit. The liver is donated, with the consent of the next of kin, from such individuals. Whole livers come from people who have just died. This type of donor is called a cadaveric donor. The identity of a deceased donor and circumstances surrounding the person’s death are kept confidential.

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Our OPDs start from as early as 9AM and extend till 5PM, from Monday to Saturday. We comprise a precinct of renowned medical professionals who are well-supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure that aids our doctors in providing comprehensive treatment to all of our out-patients. You can call or book an appointment online through our website. A dedicated team-member will reach out to you with the confirmation of your appointment.

You can avail Medica’s ambulance service 24×7. Our trained paramedics bring basic and advanced ‘Life Support’ medical care directly to the patient, be it at the patient’s home, at work, or at the site of the accident. Ambulance charges will vary as per the nature of the distress call, distance, and type of ambulance service availed at the time. Call @ 033-65000600 for more information on our ambulance service.

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