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.
Liver Disease Articles
Hepatitis C: Have You Been Tested?
More than one million seniors are infected with the Hep C virus, but many don't even know they have the disease. Early diagnosis of HCV leads to better treatment outcomes. Add the test to your routine medical screening.1 Comment
One in Six Aging Livers is Abnormal
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.0 Comments
Anemia in Seniors: What to Look for and How to Treat It
Fatigue, weakness and irritability are considered “normal” symptoms of aging, but these red flags may actually point to a serious underlying condition. Be aware of these signs and others that warrant a trip to the doctor and some blood work.0 Comments
Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination
For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.0 Comments
Liver Disease Questions
Dad is on dialysis, has lost function from waist down, now large mass found on liver. Wants to keep getting dialysis. Any feedback on care?9 Answers
Any one have experience with stage 2 liver cancer? Without surgery prognosis is within 2 years. Should he go to assisted living now?1 Answer
My husband has cirrhosis of the liver. I can't get doctor's to tell me what's going on. He started sleeping 16-18 hrs/day. Is he close to death?4 Answers
Can a principle change her own POA once it’s been activated?19 Answers