Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide to Hepatitis and Liver Disease What You Need to Know

ISBN-10: 1583331883

ISBN-13: 9781583331880

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Melissa Palmer

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In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death. In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to treatment options and lifestyle changes. In addition, this comprehensive handbook reveals cutting-edge research on the dangers of hepatitis C, one of the world's fasting-growing microbial threats.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The Basics
A Little Background on the Liver
Signs, Symptoms, and Other Clues of a Liver Problem
Blood Tests and Imaging Studies--Learning What You Need to Know
Choosing the Right Doctor
What You Should Know About Liver Biopsies
A Look at Cirrhosis
Understanding and Treating Viral Hepatitis
An Overall Look at Hepatitis
Understanding and Treating Hepatitis A
Understanding Hepatitis B and D
Understanding Hepatitis C
Treating Chronic Viral Hepatitis--An Overview of Interferon and Its Potential Side Effects, and How to Manage Them
Treating Hepatitis B and D
Treating Hepatitis C
Understanding and Treating Other Liver Diseases
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Alcohol and the Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease
Hemochromatosis and Other Diseases of Iron Overload
Benign and Malignant Liver Tumors
Treatment Options and Lifestyle Changes
Treatment of Common Symptoms and Complications
Herbs and Other Alternative Therapies
Liver Transplantation
Diet, Nutrition, and Exercise
Pregnancy, Sex, Medications, and Prevention
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