Liver disease 

Liver disease is increasingly common in the UK and cirrhosis due to alcohol is now the fifth largest cause of death. However, abnormal liver blood tests are often detected by GPs as part of a general health check does not necessarily indicate serious liver disease or excessive alcohol intake. Medications, being overweight, or other illnesses can often cause liver test abnormalities. Many diseases of the liver can cause scarring of the liver which, over many years, can cause cirrhosis and associated complications. Such diseases can be treated at an early stage and delay or prevent such a problem occurring, so referral to a specialist is recommended.

 

Alcohol and the liver

 

Alcohol and problem drinking

 

Cirrhosis

 

Non alcoholic fatty liver disease

 

Hepatitis B

 

Hepatitis C

Contact information

 

NHS practice

Gastroenterology department

Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton

TA1 5DA

01823 344980

 

Private Practice

Somerset Nuffield Hospital

Staplegrove Elm

Taunton  

Phone

Appointments: 01823 286991 

Secretary: 01823 250640 

 

Consultation times

 

Monday 6-7.30 pm

Friday 9-12 am

 

 

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