The liver has many important functions, including digesting your food and processing and distributing nutrients.
There are many kinds of liver diseases and conditions. Some, like hepatitis, are caused by viruses. Others can be the result of drugs or drinking too much alcohol. Long-lasting injury or scar tissue in the liver can cause cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.
Research Discoveries & News
- New medication shows promise against liver fibrosis in animal studies
- Improved outcomes and survival following acute liver failure in recent years
- Story of Discovery: Hepatitis C: from non-A, non-B hepatitis to a cure
- Story of Discovery: Erythroferrone—new regulator of iron balance
- New drug for common liver disease improves liver health
Liver Disease Topics
- Alagille Syndrome
- Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Biliary Atresia
- Fatty Liver Disease (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis B: What Asian and Pacific Islander Americans Need to Know