Gastroenterology Consultants of Laredo
6999 McPherson Rd. Ste. 220Phone : (956) 795-4776Fax: (956) 795-4779
Advanced Gastrointestinal Healthcare for South TexasSchedule Your Screening | En Espanola

Liver Conditions

NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. It is common for most people and it causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.
nfald



Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. It occurs in response to chronic damage to your liver. With mild cirrhosis, your liver can repair itself and continue to do its job. But with more advanced cirrhosis, more and more scar tissue forms in the liver, making it impossible to function adequately. A number of diseases and conditions can cause the chronic liver damage that leads to cirrhosis.
cirrhosis



Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Most people infected have no symptoms. In fact, most people don't know they have the infection until liver damage shows up. Hepatitis C is one of several hepatitis viruses and is generally considered to be among the most serious of these viruses. Hepatitis C is passed through contact with contaminated blood — most commonly through needles shared during illegal drug use.
cirrhosis