The primary role of the liver is to help you digest food, turn food into energy, and remove toxins from your blood. While disease, excessive drinking, and obesity can damage your liver, it is a resilient organ, and it can heal with proper treatment. However, if liver damage is untreated, over time it can cause scarring (cirrhosis) and lead to liver failure.
Symptoms of Liver Disease
You should make an appointment to see one of our general hepatologists if you have any of these symptoms:
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Chronic fatigue
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Swelling in legs or ankles
- Yellow eyes or skin
If left untreated, your symptoms can worsen over time. Our general hepatologists may treat you or refer you to one of our other specialists at Mount Sinai.
Liver Diseases and Conditions
Liver specialists (hepatologists) at the Mount Sinai Health System provide comprehensive evaluation, assessment, and treatment for a wide range of liver diseases and conditions. The most common include: (These should link to their respective subpages)
Viral Hepatitis, including Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
- Auto Immune Liver Disease
- Bile Duct Diseases
- Drug-Induced Liver Injury
- HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV)
- Liver Cancers
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
If you are experiencing any symptoms, call your doctor immediately. You can also book an appointment.