In-depth

Alcoholic hepatitis

Alcohol can severely damage your liver — even moderate drinkers aren't immune. Learn more about this serious liver disease.

Autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis — Early detection, medications can help.

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

Cholestasis of pregnancy

Enlarged liver

You can get an enlarged liver from a number of medical problems or personal habits. Treatment depends on what's causing the enlargement.

Esophageal varices

Esophageal varices — enlarged veins in the esophagus — are a serious complication of liver diseases such as cirrhosis.

Gallstones

Gallstones often don't cause symptoms. But if you have a gallbladder attack, you're not likely to forget it.

Gilbert's syndrome

Gilbert's syndrome is a mild liver condition that causes slightly higher levels of bilirubin in your blood, but no ill effects.

Hepatitis A

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Liver cancer

The risk of liver cancer may be reduced by protecting yourself from serious liver diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis B and C.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is often fatal. Find out which new treatments offer hope.

Primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis begins with inflammation in the liver's small bile ducts, but eventually can lead to damage and scarring in the liver itself.

Pyloric stenosis

Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment of this uncommon digestive condition in infants.

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder, characterized by less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells than normal. When necessary, treatment includes blood transfusions.

Toxic hepatitis

Toxic hepatitis is liver damage that occurs when your liver isn't able to break down certain toxins — including common pain relievers such as Tylenol.

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. It doesn't make most people ill, but infants and people with HIV/AIDS are at risk of complications.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Vitamin deficiency anemia

Lacking certain vitamins can lead to vitamin deficiency anemia. Find out which vitamins are linked to this condition.

Wilson's disease

Apr. 03, 2014

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