Liver Specialist NYC, NY
Concorde Gastroenterology Provides Gastroenterologists Experienced in Treating Chronic Liver Diseases Such As: Hepatitis, Fatty Liver & Cirrhosis. Our Expert Doctors Use State of the Art Fibroscan to Accurately Diagnose the Disease. Located at 232 East 30 Street, Midtown (NYC), NY 10016. Book an Appointment Online or Call (646) 971-0237.
Your liver is an important part of your body responsible for helping to remove waste, regulating blood sugar, and synthesizing fat. It is essential to your body’s healthy function and when you develop liver disease, it is important for you to find a certified gastroenterologist who can provide the care and support you need to live a healthy life. If you have been experiencing symptoms that you think could be related to liver disease, our liver specialists can provide you with access to the diagnostic tools and personal attention you need to heal.
What are the most commonly diagnosed liver diseases?
There are many different diseases that can impair liver function. Hepatitis A, B, and C are all inflammatory diseases that can damage your liver. Cirrhosis is permanent scarring of the liver that can result from many different causes, though alcohol dependence is often a leading factor. Cirrhosis can also cause ascites to leak into other parts of the body, often resulting in a distended stomach. Patients who do not drink excessively may still develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease when an excess of fat is stored in the cells of the liver. There are several different types of liver cancer, though the most common type is hepatocellular carcinoma, which typically occurs after cirrhosis has already been diagnosed. Liver failure can be the result of genetic disease, infection, or excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages.
What factors put me at a higher risk of developing liver disease?
There are many different factors that can increase a person’s chances of developing any one of the diseases of the liver. One of the most obvious risk factors is alcohol use, which can lead to cirrhosis and other conditions when used in excessive amounts. Genetic predisposition may also increase a person’s likelihood for liver disease, as can certain viruses. Obesity is also a leading cause associated with liver damage. If you want to decrease your chances for developing liver disease, restricting or ceasing alcohol use and living an active life that supports a healthy weight can be very beneficial. Vaccinations are also available for hepatitis A and B, so you can keep yourself and your family protected from these serious diseases.
When should I see a doctor for liver problems?
It can be difficult to recognize symptoms of liver dysfunction, but there are many signs that may indicate you should speak with a liver specialist. If you have developed chronic fatigue, find that your appetite has decreased significantly, or you are vomiting more often than usual, these could indicate issues with your liver function. Similarly, you may notice that your urine has become dark in color or your stool is bloody, pale, or tar-colored. People with liver disease tend to bruise more easily, experience swelling in their lower extremities as well as their abdomen, and may have skin or eyes that appear more yellow than normal. This yellowing, caused by jaundice, is a medical condition that results when there is an excess of bilirubin in the body, caused by obstruction of the bile duct in the liver.
At Concorde Gastroenterology, we believe in supporting the total-body health of our patients in every way that we can. We are proud to offer people in the NYC area convenient access to liver specialists when they require specialized treatment for a wide range of liver conditions. We can provide diagnostic and treatment services that will ensure the health of your liver now and throughout your life.