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Causes and diagnosis of the most common types of jaundice

When a person has jaundice, they may find that their skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow. This can occur due to different types of jaundice, each with their own causes. Here, Professor Roger Williams CBE, Director of the Institute of Hepatology, shares his expertise on the causes and diagnosis of the most common types of jaundice.

How is someone assessed for liver transplant surgery?

The number of liver donor organs has increased in the UK in the past year, which also means that there is a rise in liver transplants that will be carried out. If you're in the position of needing a transplant, have you wondered how you are to be assessed for the procedure? Here, Professor Roger Williams CBE explains how the process works.

Alcohol and your liver explained

It is no secret that alcohol and liver disease go hand in hand. Drinking too much is associated with liver cirrhosis (scarring), liver failure and even liver cancer. What you might not know is how alcohol damages the liver, how much is “too much”, and if the damage can be reversed. Leading hepatologist Professor Roger Williams CBE answers all these questions and more.

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a range of liver conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. Whilst a healthy liver should contain either no fat or a small amount of fat, estimates show that in the UK 1 in 3 people have early signs of having NAFLD. Dr Daniel Forton, a leading hepatologist, explains why awareness of NAFLD is more important than ever before.

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