There is good news and bad news when it comes to liver health. The bad news is that there’s many different ways for people to get liver disease. The good news is that regardless of the type of disease, the progress of its effects on the liver are consistent. The liver is predictable before eventually collapsing into liver decay. Really there are four major points when it comes to measuring the extent of liver disease. By knowing where you are in the four stages of liver disease, you can most effectively combat the problem and turn the problem around. In this post we’re going to tell you what the four stages of liver disease are and what each stage means.
People in America today can expect to live longer than they ever have before, so old age is inevitable for most. If you make it to 65, data from the Center for Disease Control suggests that, on average, you can live for another 19.3 years. Anyone who reaches this age and beyond can expect to spend considerable time and energy in managing chronic medical conditions to stay healthy and maintain a good quality of life.
Doctors are not infallible. It may seem like a controversial statement but it’s a simple fact. They’re human and can fall prey to the same workplace mistakes as the rest of us. However, a doctor’s mistake can have serious repercussions, especially when it comes to the diagnosis – or misdiagnosis – of medical conditions. It can be a case of life and death in the most literal sense, which is why doctors are held to such rigorous standards. And even then, mistakes do happen.