Mayday mayday! Is your liver in distress?

Is Your Liver Sending You a Mayday?

Mayday is a radio communications term many use worldwide that signals you’re in distress and need help. Did you know your body has built-in “distress” signals that tell you when you’re in pain, sick, and even in danger? With some medical conditions like liver disease, there are typically no obvious symptoms to alert you to …

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Research group offers free screenings for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease has no symptoms Are you getting enough exercise? Are you eating right? It’s easier said than done. There’s a medical condition that affects a lot of people here in South Texas and some of the risk factors include being overweight, family history or not being active enough. Clay Dehn, vice president of …

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Break the Silence of Liver Disease

NASH (Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) occurs when an abnormal amount of fat builds up in the liver. It is the most severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NASH is linked to the triple epidemic of obesity, pre-diabetes, and diabetes. However, its symptoms are often non-specific to NASH, making it difficult to detect in the years …

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Fibroscan detecting silent liver diseases

Fibroscan: Detecting Silent Liver Diseases

Fibroscan is one of the most powerful tools in the management of liver disease. The fibroscan works by emitting a small pulse of energy. The waves move quickly through damaged or stiffer tissues in the liver. The speed is then calculated, and your healthcare provider can determine if further action is needed. The fibroscan results …

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