Dr. Melissa Palmer's Guide to Hepatitis & Liver Disease

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Penguin, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 470 pages
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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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I am currently being treated at UNCChapel for liver cancer as a result of having Hep C and cirrhosis. It is my hopes that I will be a candidate for a liver transplant in the near future. In one of the ... Read full review

Dr. Melissa Palmer's guide to hepatitis & liver disease: what you need to know

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Palmer, a nationally recognized hepatologist, provides plainly written medical information explaining how the liver is integral to every aspect of daily functioning and well-being. She divides her ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basics
5
A Little Background on the Liver
7
Signs Symptoms and Other Clues of a Liver Problem
15
Blood Tests and Imaging StudiesLearning What You Need to Know
25
Choosing the Right Doctor
35
What You Should Know About Liver Biopsies
53
A Look at Cirrhosis
61
Autoimmune Hepatitis
205
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
225
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
243
Alcohol and the Liver and Alcoholic Liver Disease
259
Hemochromatosis and Other Diseases
275
Benign and Malignant Liver Tumors
289
Treatment Options and Lifestyle Changes
311
Treatment of Common Symptoms and Complications
313

An Overall Look at Hepatitis
73
Understanding and Treating Hepatitis A
81
Understanding Hepatitis B and D
91
Understanding Hepatitis C
109
Treating Chronic Viral HepatitisAn Overview
143
Treating Hepatitis B and D
163
Treating Hepatitis C
177
Understanding and Treating Other Liver Diseases
203
Herbs and Other Alternative Therapies
333
Liver Transplantation
357
Diet Nutrition and Exercise
379
Pregnancy Sex Medications and Prevention
417
Glossary
443
Index
457
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About the author (2004)

Melissa Palmer, M.D., is nationally recognized for her research in and treatment of liver disease. She maintains a private practice on Long Island, New York.

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