Chronic Liver Disease is a disease of the liver progressively involved in the organ’s destruction. When left untreated, complications of liver disease may result in liver failure which may lead to death. When trying to diagnose Chronic Liver Disease, there are some obvious symptoms a Newport Beach gastroenterologist will look out for.
The possible cause of Chronic Liver Disease may be attributed to numerous factors, and these may vary from one person to the next. During your initial consultation with Dr. Quist, you will be asked about your healthy history and you will undergo a physical examination. After doing so, tests such as blood and imaging exams may be performed in order to determine the health of the liver. With the results, he will then administer necessary treatments to improve the condition of your liver.
When left untreated, Chronic Liver Disease may lead to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is present in the late stages of many liver diseases and conditions, in which the liver scars. Every time the liver is damaged, it tries to repair itself by getting rid of the old tissue and replacing it with scar tissue. In this process, scar tissue forms in all areas of the liver, making it extremely strenuous for the organ to function.
Years of years of built-up scar tissue can severely damage the liver. After the damage is done, there is no way to undo it.
However, an early diagnosis by a Newport Beach gastroenterologist can stop any further impairment to one of the largest and most important organs in your body. Call Dr. Quist’s office today at (949) 565-4189 to schedule your consultation.