This past week on the radio, Dr. Joe Galati interviewed Dr. Sudha Kodali and discussed all that the public needs to know about #livercancer. Knowing your risk factors will certainly reduce the risk of having serious complications from your liver disease. Risk factors for liver cancer include: Any form of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Fatty liver disease Alcohol abuse Various medications Sclerosing cholangitis Knowing your risk factors is key. Call us at 713-794-077 if you have further questions.
Terrible new data is indicating that alcohol related liver disease and deaths is up, especially in younger adults. Dr. Joe Galati had the opportunity to be interviewed by Randy Wallace of Fox26 in Houston.
Dr. Joe Galati explains the best way to consume a low salt diet that is best for those with liver disease, cirrhosis, and heart failure. He outlines foods to avoid and the dangers of salt substitutes. Avoid processed foods, and eat only fresh fruits and vegetables, along with fresh lean meat and fish. Contact Dr. Galati and his team at 713-634-5105 and visit www.drjoegalati.com.
These complications are all serious, and require close attention. For more information, please see the following links. Cirrhosis Liver Cancer Liver Failure Hepatic Encephalopathy Liver Transplant and MELD Score Liver Transplantation
Fatty liver disease is a growing public health concern we all have. If left untreated, fatty liver disease, also called NASH, can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Dr. Galati outlines the key facts that you need to know about this very serious health problem.
Dr. Rashid Khan just posted the top five reasons to be concerned with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A growing public health concern, fatty liver continues to cause a wide range of medical complication that need to be taken seriously. If you have fatty liver, you need further evaluation. Read his blog entry here.
Hepatic encephalopathy is a complication of advanced liver disease related to cirrhosis. It occures in all causes of cirrhosis, and is related to a build-up of toxins in the nervous system. A recent blog entry by Dr. Joe Galati outlines the top five symptoms that are seen. Read the blog entry here. AASLD Guidelines on Hepatic Encephalopathy for a more detailed review.
Our latest video posting discusses the basic aspects of alcohol, and its effects on the liver. You can view the video here on YouTube, or simply watch below. Additional links and information on alcohol can be found here.
In this podcast, Dr. Joe Galati discusses the liver transplant evaluation process that is used at The Methodist Hospital Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Individuals with end-stage liver disease, who have experienced various complication of cirrhosis, are considered for transplantation. Diseases that lead to cirrhosis include the following: chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver, autoimmune disorders, and other genetic disorders of the liver. The evaluation process usually takes place as an out-patient, where you are seen by one of our liver transplant surgeons, as well as specialized nurse coordinators, social worker, dietitian, financial counselors, and other medical specialists such as cardiology, psychiatry, and lung specialists as needed. Once evaluated and approved, patients are listed for transplant. Priority for transplant is based on the MELD score. The higher the MELD score, the …
This podcast discusses the effect of cirrhosis on pregnancy. While women that have cirrhosis get pregnant less often, when women with cirrhosis do become pregnanct, there are added concerns and dangers. Complications include and increased risk of bleeding esophageal varicies, worsening hepatic function, internal bleeding, and hepatic encephalopathy. Details from the article are posted below.