Liver Disease in the Elderly

Damage to the liver caused by genetics, virus, or substance abuse that leads to cirrhosis and can lead to liver failure.

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  • One in six elderly patients has at least one abnormal liver test. One high reading does not increase mortality, but multiple high readings indicate an increased risk for death from cancer and other diseases.

  • The condition of a senior’s fingernails can indicate the presence of medical issues like heart disease, thyroid issues and malnutrition, which can be especially serious in elderly individuals.


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