Walking and muscle-strengthening activities associated with reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death

Related video Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of […]

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease

Related video Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related death, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Chronic liver disease is increasing, partly due to the obesity epidemic, and currently there are no guidelines for the optimal type of exercise for the prevention of […]

What to know about the GGT test

Related video Normal GGT ranges Symptoms of liver damage Causes of liver damage What causes high GGT levels? Liver or bile duct damage Chronic alcohol abuse Procedure and what to expect Risks and side effects Outlook Doctors use the GGT test to diagnose liver problems. Doctors will measure GGT if they suspect damage to the […]

What is liver fibrosis?

Related video Stages Symptoms Treatment Outlook Summary Liver fibrosis occurs when repetitive or long-lasting injury or inflammation causes excessive amounts of scar tissue to build up in the organ. Most types of chronic liver disease can eventually cause fibrosis. Unlike healthy liver cells, scar tissue cells cannot self-repair or otherwise function. As a result of […]

Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease

Related video Where you live could influence how much you drink. According to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Division of Gastroenterology, people living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts. The study, recently published online in Hepatology, found that as temperature and sunlight hours dropped, alcohol consumption […]