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Essential liver function tests for you

LIVER FUNCTION TESTS Liver function tests (LFTs) measure various chemicals in the blood made by the liver. An abnormal result indicates a problem with the liver and may help to identify the cause. Further tests may be needed to clarify…

Common symptoms of liver diseases that you may not know

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LIVER DISEASE The following are the most common symptoms of liver disease Jaundice Dark Urine Itching Lethargy Increasing tiredness Altered sleep pattern Vomiting of Blood Confusion or talking irrelevantly Drowsiness Abdominal distension…

Functions of the liver that you should know

FUNCTIONS OF THE LIVER The liver performs a host of functions (well over 500) but the basic ones are: Production of plasma proteins: Factor 1 and 2: Clotting proteins that are responsible for ensuring that the blood can clot following…

How does the liver work?

The liver is the largest organ in the body (weighing about1.2 to 1.5kg). It is located on the right side of the abdomen, directly beneath the right lung, and is protected by the lower half of the rib cage. It…