What are some rare liver diseases?
Rare Liver Diseases
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Alagille Syndrome. Rare liver diseases are not so rare if they affect you or someone you love.
- Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary genetic disorder that can cause liver and lung disease.
- Alagille Syndrome.
How many different types of liver diseases are there?
More than 100 types of liver disease have been identified. Their common feature is that they all involve damage to the liver that disturbs its ability to function normally.
What causes liver disease?
The liver is essential for digesting food and ridding your body of toxic substances. Liver disease can be inherited (genetic). Liver problems can also be caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses, alcohol use and obesity.
Are all liver diseases fatal?
Loss of blood can result in low blood pressure (hypotension) and shock. In acute liver failure, people may go from being healthy to near death within a few days. Ultimately, liver failure is fatal if it is not treated or if the liver disorder is progressive. Even after treatment, liver failure may be irreversible.