Liver Health Diseases FAQs
Liver Health Connection offers quick facts on the following:
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis
. The hepatitis virus attacks the liver, causing inflammation. Inflammation
leads to the formation of scar tissue, which slowly progresses to liver disease.
Severe scarring (cirrhosis) prevents blood from flowing through the liver and
can eventually lead to liver failure. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus
that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Drug or alcohol
use can also cause hepatitis. There is treatment for all types of hepatitis.