Liver Disease and Failure Directory
Liver failure occurs when the liver become damaged beyond repair and is no longer able to function. It often happens gradually, over many years. The most common causes of chronic liver failure include hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and long-term alcohol consumption. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of liver disease and liver failure, the signs, the diagnoses, treatment, and much more.
What Is the Child-Turcotte-Pugh Score (CTP)?
This Child-Pugh grade helps doctors evaluate how far liver disease has advanced and how to treat it.
What Is Alcoholic Hepatitis?
Alcoholic hepatitis is a disease caused by years of heavy drinking. Find out how it’s diagnosed and treated.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatic encephalopathy, a brain disorder that may happen if you have advanced liver disease.
Information on Liver Failure
Liver failure can occur gradually or suddenly. Learn more about the causes of liver failure from the experts at WebMD.
How to Keep Your Liver Healthy
Living a healthy lifestyle is the key to keeping your liver in good shape.
Can You Avoid Complications of HIV?
It takes effort to stay healthy with HIV, but the right moves can help you keep other health problems at bay.
Viral Hepatitis: 8 Self-Defense Tips for Travelers
The risk of contracting viral hepatitis is higher for many Americans who travel abroad -- especially to regions where hepatitis is prevalent and sanitation is poor. Here are 8 tips to protect travelers.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.
Slideshow: Surprising Things That Hurt Your Liver
Alcohol and acetaminophen are well-known liver dangers, but what else can be harmful? Some of them may surprise you.
Slideshow: Visual Guide to Liver Problems
It's a tough, amazing organ, but lots of health conditions -- and bad habits -- can harm your liver. Learn what could happen and what you can do about it.