Liver cirrhosis means that the liver is damaged and it no longer works properly. Often this is because you have been drinking a lot of alcohol for several years, but you can also get liver cirrhosis for other reasons. The treatment depends on what caused the disease. It is important not to drink alcohol if you have liver cirrhosis.
Here you can read about symptoms and treatment for diseases of the liver, bile or pancreas. There is also information about when and where to seek care.
Hepatitis C is a liver inflammation caused by a virus. The disease is transmitted mainly through blood. The most common way to get the infection is if you take drugs with syringes that are also used by others. With treatment with drugs, most people with hepatitis C can get well.
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The virus is infected by sexual contact or if you come into contact with infected blood. Most people who get hepatitis B get completely healthy, but they can still infect others for months. Some have the disease throughout their lives. It is called chronic hepatitis B.
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The disease usually goes away by itself, but you may be tired for many months afterwards. Hepatitis A is most often transmitted through food and drink. You who have hepatitis need to follow certain rules so as not to pass the infection on.
Gallstones are a kind of crystals that form in the gallbladder. They can be very painful but usually do not cause any serious illness. The pain sits under the ribs on the right side and usually comes in turns. Many people who have gallstones have no problems at all.
Chronic pancreatic inflammation means that the pancreas has an inflammation that does not pass. Inflammation is often due to the fact that you have been drinking a lot of alcohol for a long time, but can also be due to other things. It is important to stop drinking alcohol, for whatever reason.
Acute inflammation of the pancreas is usually due to the fact that you have gallstones, or that you have been drinking a lot of alcohol. Inflammation often goes away by itself, but you may need to receive hospital care in the meantime.