Liver Disease Treatment Questions and Answers

We can help you address any type of liver diseases here at MedSave Clinic. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 246 E Campus View Blvd. Columbus, OH 43235.

Liver Disease Treatment Near Me in Columbus, OH
Liver Disease Treatment Near Me in Columbus, OH

Your liver does a lot to keep you healthy, like turning nutrients into beneficial chemicals and filtering out harmful toxins, so when your liver is compromised, your health suffers. Liver diseases compromise the liver, but there are treatments available, and we provide many treatments here at MedSave Clinic. If you’d like to learn about liver health and these treatments, then contact us at our clinic or keep reading for further information about liver diseases and treatments.

What are the kinds of liver diseases?

There are actually lots of different kinds of liver diseases. These include certain infections (hepatitis) and cancers (liver cancer), as well as fatty liver disease. Each kind of disease requires its own treatment.

Is hepatitis a liver disease?

Hepatitis is a liver disease, yes. It’s an infection of the liver, and there are different kinds of hepatitis, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Hepatitis A typically goes away on its own, but hepatitis B can last longer and lead to liver cancer or other diseases. Hepatitis C may lead to serious liver damage. There’s also autoimmune hepatitis which can lead to certain disorders and even liver failure.

Here at MedSave Clinic, we have treatments for hepatitis C, and we may be able to help patients get vaccinated against hep B and hep A.

What is fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease is a very common liver disease. In fact, it’s so common that about 30 million Americans may have the disease. Fatty liver is a diagnosis of exclusion which means our clinic has to eliminate other types of liver disease before we can diagnose fatty liver. It is related to metabolic disease which means a patient has diabetes, a family history of diabetes, a high triglyceride count, hypertension, and obesity.

Treatment for fatty liver disease involves diet and exercise. While there are no reliable pharmacologic therapies for fatty liver, our clinic may be participating in clinical trials of certain medications. One of our recommendations is that a patient exercises, which includes walking 30 minutes a day three times a week. A patient may also benefit from a medically supervised weight-loss plan with our clinic.

How is liver cancer treated?

Liver cancer can become more likely if a patient has hepatitis or drinks too much, but just as hepatitis can be addressed, so can liver cancer.

We can help you address any type of liver cancer here at MedSave Clinic, and our focus is on cancers related to cirrhosis. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and associate with a liver transplant team, radiologists, and a team of liver experts so we can treat your liver disease and cancer at the same time. By taking this approach, we can ensure that the most effective treatments are being used. Contact our clinic to learn more.

Can liver diseases be caused by substance abuse?

Yes, some liver diseases can be caused by drug or alcohol abuse. For example, taking too much acetaminophen or other medications can harm your liver and cause disease. Also, alcohol abuse can lead to cirrhosis, and so can nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. MedSave Clinic is an addiction treatment clinic, so we may be especially qualified to help in this area.

Where can I get liver disease treatment?

You can get liver disease treatment here at MedSave Clinic. We can help with many of the different kinds of liver diseases and make sure you get the professional support you need. Reach out to us today to learn more or to set up a consultation with us at our clinic. During a consultation, we’ll help you understand your condition better and tell you everything else you’d like to know about liver disease treatment.

We hope to hear from you soon! We serve patients from Columbus OH, Clintonville OH, Northwest Columbus OH, Worthington OH, Orange OH, and Harlem OH.