The Liver Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

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Atria Books, Jul 12, 2001 - Medical - 304 pages
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It is the portal to total body wellness, the great purifier, and the only human organ that can rejuvenate itself. But what you don't know about the liver can hurt you! Now, a renowned expert gives you the power to take control -- with the first user-friendly guide to the liver's functions, problems, and solutions.

DR. SANJIV CHOPRA'S LIVER BOOK

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra explains everything you need to know about caring for your liver, in this complete and authoritative guide that anyone can use and understand. In an easy-to-read style, Dr. Chopra takes us step-by-step through:

  • the what, where, how, and why of the liver and its miraculous functions

  • how doctors diagnose liver ailments

  • tests and screenings: what to expect and what they reveal

  • vital information on hepatitis B (the chronic condition that currently affects 300 million people) and hepatitis C (150 million people currently affected)

  • liver transplants

  • the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of liver diseases including cancer of the liver, viral and nonviral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, iron overload disorders, and more.

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a liver ailment, if you are interested in preventive care, or if you are simply fascinated by this remarkable and intricate organ, "Dr. Sanjiv Chopra's Liver Book" is the right prescription.

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    Dr. Sanjiv Chopra's Liver book

    User Review  - Overstock.com

    This was a book full of useful information about liver disease. We had alot of information to absorb from the doctor's and with this book we were able to fill in the blanks and understand terms and conditions of the liver disease that my husband was stricken with ... Read full review

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    User Review  - fyc - Goodreads

    Very easy to read and to comprehend. Covers all types of liver disease from hepatitis, alcoholism, and inherited diseases. Good source for general information. Read full review

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    About the author (2001)

    Sanjiv Chopra, M.D. is Director, Clinical Hepatology at the Herrman L. Blumgart Firm, and Chief of the Department of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the brother of best-selling author Deepak Chopra.

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