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Hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, also called primary liver cancer)) is the most common type of primary liver cancer. It originates in the hepatocytes, which are the main type of liver cells. 70 to 80% 0f all Hepatocellular carcinoma develops in individuals with a predisposition eg liver cirrhosis. HCC represents a new (second) problem developing on background […]

Guide to the Diet of Liver Cirrhosis

Eating for a Healthy Liver: A Guide to the Diet of Liver Cirrhosis Liver cirrhosis (LC) is characterized by progressive damage to the liver followed by healing with scarring, diminishing its ability to function. Primary goals of a diet of liver cirrhosis are to ensure adequate nutrition, maintain a healthy body weight, and reduce the […]

What is Portal Hypertension?

Portal Hypertension Portal hypertension (PHT) is a condition characterized by an elevated blood pressure in the portal vein, which is the vein responsible for carrying blood from the intestines, spleen, and pancreas to the liver. The normal pressure in the portal vein is around 5-10 mmHg, but in individuals with portal hypertension, the pressure can […]