Liver Disease/Hepatitis C Treatment
The liver is one of the organs that helps with digestion but is not part of the digestive tract. It is the largest organ in the body and carries out many important functions, such as making bile, changing food into energy, and cleaning alcohol and poisons from the blood.
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that sometimes causes permanent damage. It is most commonly caused by viruses, bacteria, certain medications or alcohol. It may also be caused by certain diseases, such as autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases, and congenital (present at birth) abnormalities (biliary atresia, Wilson disease).
Hepatitis C (known as HCV) is a liver disease caused by a blood-borne virus. This strain of acute viral hepatitis causes approximately 20,000 new infections in the U.S. each year.
Please contact the West Suburban Medical Center Gastroenterology Department at (708) 763-2907 to schedule an evaluation or request an appointment.
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Appointments are available Monday through Friday. To schedule a doctor consultation or procedure, please call (708) 763-8248.
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