Synopses & Reviews
In the United States alone, more than four million people are infected with the hepatitis C virus, and chronic liver disease is the twelfth leading cause of death.
In this revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking 2000 book, renowned hepatologist Dr. Melissa Palmer discusses all facets of liver disease, from symptoms and tests to treatment options and lifestyle changes. In addition, this comprehensive handbook reveals cutting-edge research on the dangers of hepatitis C, one of the world's fasting-growing microbial threats.
Illnesses of the liver are misunderstood by doctors and patients alike. In this book, expert Melissa Palmer helps people who have been diagnosed with liver diseases understand their diagnosis, evaluate their treatment options, and make healthy changes to their diet and lifestyle. In lay language, she explains a variety of liver conditions, demystifies liver biopsies, examines transplants and alternative therapies, and helps readers choose the right doctor.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-440) and index.
About the Author
Melissa Palmer, M.D., is nationally recognized for her research in and treatment of liver disease. She maintains a private practice on Long Island, New York.
Table of Contents
The basics -- Understanding and treating viral hepatitis -- Understanding and treating other liver diseases -- Treatment options and lifestyle changes.