A Cleveland Clinic GuideBook - 2008
If you're examining this book, chances are that you've been diagnosed with a liver disease or you suspect that you have a liver-related illness. Perhaps someone you care about has a liver ailment. Maybe you're simply curious about the workings of this essential organ and want to know how you can keep it healthy. Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide has answers to your questions. This book will help you understand how the liver aids digestion, fights infections, and regulates many of our hormones. It will explain what happens if the liver becomes fatty or hardened with scars, and it will show how our other organs depend on healthy liver function. Offering simple explanations and real-life examples, Liver Disorders: A Cleveland Clinic Guide describes the symptoms of liver malfunction and outlines how liver diseases are treated. You'll read about how physicians are conquering liver cancer, which medications hold the most promise against liver infections, and what you can do to avoid liver damage. This book will also answer such questions as: Which vitamin supplements can injure the liver? How does the liver influence our mental effectiveness? What can we do to avoid catching hepatitis? How does obesity affect liver function? Can the liver regenerate itself? When is a liver transplant appropriate? Book jacket.
Publisher: Cleveland, OH : Cleveland Clinic Press, c2008
Branch Call Number: 616.362 ZEI
Characteristics: xii, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm