Your liver is important for keeping your body healthy. It makes chemicals in the body and breaks them down, helps us digest food and gives us energy.
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Your liver is an essential organ that performs hundreds of functions daily.
Hepatitis means there is swelling in the liver. Viruses, alcohol, drugs and other toxins can damage the liver.
Without treatment, both hepatitis B and hepatitis C risk causing cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer.
Having cirrhosis means that you have severe scarring on your liver. In most cases it is a chronic condition, which means you will usually have it for the rest of your life – however proper treatment can reduce the impact on your health.