Also known as Liver Disease, Disease Of Liver, Hepatic Disease, Hepatic Disorder, Hepatocellular Disease, and Hepatopathy
Liver disease (also called hepatic disease) is a type of damage to or disease of the liver.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with liver disease, 53% report having sharp abdominal pain, 38% report having jaundice, and 30% report having upper abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of liver disease are jaundice and unusual color or odor to urine, although you may still have liver disease without those symptoms.
Patients with liver disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, kidney function tests, urinalysis and intravenous fluid replacement .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with liver disease include spironolactone, lactulose, ursodiol (urso), nadolol, tacrolimus (prograf), ritonavir (norvir), lamivudine, atazanavir (reyataz), kaletra, stavudine (zerit), pancreatin, zidovudine and abacavir .
Groups of people at highest risk for liver disease include race/ethnicity = other, age 60-74 years, age 45-59 years and age < 1 years.