Liver Diseases: A Spectrum of Health Risks

Fatty Liver Disease

Characterized by the accumulation of fat in the liver cells, fatty liver disease can be non-alcoholic (NAFLD) or alcoholic (AFLD).

Viral Hepatitis

Infections caused by hepatitis viruses (such as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E) can lead to inflammation and damage to the liver.


A late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism.

Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer, often arising in the setting of underlying liver disease.

Autoimmune Liver Diseases

Conditions such as autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis involve the immune system mistakenly attacking the liver.

Genetic Liver Diseases

Conditions like hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency are caused by inherited genetic mutations affecting liver function.