Alcoholic hepatitis is a serious liver condition that affects heavy drinkers. It can be potentially life-threatening if left untreated. In this article, Professor Shahid A Khan, a leading consultant physician, offers a short overview of the condition and what treatment to expect if you have been diagnosed.
It's been a tough year for everyone, and while the urge to overindulge in mince pies and Christmas pudding this year might be much harder to resist, Dr Jeremy Cobbold - a consultant hepatologist and gastroenterologist - reminds us of how we can continue to enjoy our festive treats without going down the road to an unhealthy liver.
There are different types of liver disease that we should all be aware of and should do our best to avoid. We spoke with the renowned consultant hepatologist, Professor Michael A G Heneghan, about this condition. He spoke with us about daily habits and how they can impact it.
Primary liver cancer is estimated to be one of the most common causes of death from cancer globally. It is particularly dangerous due to its lack of early warning signs. Professor Shahid Khan is a leading London gastroenterologist and hepatologist, with a special clinical interest in the treatment of liver cancer - learn from him about the causes, symptoms, outlook and treatment of the condition.
If your doctor has referred you to see a specialist for liver function tests, it means that they want to check whether you are at risk of liver disease. We spoke to one of our leading hepatologists Dr Vikram Sharma about what blood the tests are looking for exactly and what the results might mean.
Do you know how many alcohol units are in your glass? Alcohol is a normal and pleasurable part of social occasions, but still, we should all try to consume it in moderation. Dr Jeremy Cobbold, a hepatologist and gastroenterologist, tells you how much alcohol is bad for you, clarifies how many alcohol units are in your drinks, addresses binge drinking and provides you with tips to lower your intake.
If you're ready for your summer holidays, you may not realise how easy it is to overconsume on alcohol when you're relaxing, starting at the airport, around the pool and with your evening meal. We spoke to one of our liver specialists Dr Phillip Harrison about just how dangerous holiday drinking can be.
It can be normal to have a small amount of fat in your liver, but just when does it become too much and what are the possible causes of excess fat in the liver? Thankfully, one of our highly-experienced liver specialists Professor Kevin Moore answers these questions and explains how the condition can be reduced.
Professor Kevin Moore provides you with what experts currently know about coronavirus COVID-19's impact on the liver and on the treatment of liver disease patients.
Most of us think that drinking alcohol is harmless, however, during the coronavirus crisis, alcohol sales have soared with many people turning to drink to cope with the pandemic. One of our liver specialists Professor Laith Al-Rubaiy explains how and why we should be careful with how much booze that we consume, especially right now.