The hepatitis viruses all cause acute inflammation of the liver, and some infections related to hepatitis B and C may become chronic. READ MORE

Have You Been Tested for Hepatitis C?

Routine screening for hepatitis C—which can destroy the liver over time—should occur in all American adults, a key government panel recommended Tuesday.

Prevention & Screenings

Hepatitis C and Baby Boomers

Baby boomers are at increased risk for hepatitis C, so it's important to get tested and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Your Body

Liver Cancer Risks That May Surprise You

About 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year. Here’s what you need to know.

Your Body

How You're Hurting Your Liver

The liver plays an important role for your body from producing cholesterol, bile and proteins to storing minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. Here are some habits that you may not realize are harming your liver.

Your Body

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)

PBC is a progressive autoimmune disease that damages or destroys the bile ducts in the liver. It can cause inflammation, scarring and cirrhosis. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

NAFLD and NASH:
Up to 25 percent of people in the United States are affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is characterized by accumulation of fat in the liver that is not attributed to alcohol. Approximately one-third of NAFLD patients will develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a severe form of NAFLD with inflammation that is associated with increased risk for liver cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and primary liver cancer. More than 10 percent of adults may be living with NASH. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments