Specialist expertise: Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver.
Liver health is critically important regardless of your medical needs. As such, the medical staff wants to perform a quick examination to ensure that you do not have liver damage.
Situated on the right side, in your upper right-hand part of the tummy, the liver is the largest solid organ in your body and one of the hardest working.
Your liver has 3 main functions:
- it cleans your blood,
- it produces an important digestive liquid called bile,
- it stores energy in the form of a sugar called glycogen
There are 3 main chronic liver diseases:
- non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) or fatty liver disease
- viral hepatitis (HCV and HBV)
- alcoholic liver disease
Chronic liver disease is silent and underdiagnosed. Damage to the liver caused by chronic liver diseases can often be reversed by early diagnosis and intervention.