West Texas Digestive Disease Center
CONDITIONS WE TREAT
In addition to treating the digestive tract we also treat liver diseases, which can be life threatening. Liver plays a major role in a number of vitally important metabolic, functional, and detoxification processes, including the production of bile. Bile is then stored in your gallbladder and travels to the small intestine after you eat to help break down food for digestion.
The liver also metabolizes any toxins, alcohol, nutrients, and medications it receives from your digestive tract and kills germs that enter your body through your intestines. With such important responsibilities, a healthy liver is necessary for survival.
The liver is unique in that it can regenerate itself. If part of the liver is removed, it can regrow tissue. However, if the liver is severely damaged, it cannot regenerate its own cells and needs to be replaced.
Many types of liver disease can take years to develop, typically without any symptoms. Oftentimes patients don’t know they have liver disease until it’s in the advanced stages. Others may be diagnosed with liver disease while being evaluated for another condition.
When present, symptoms of liver disease may include:
At digestive and liver center Florida, our Board-Certified, fellowship-trained Gastroenterologists are experts at diagnosing and treating all types of liver conditions, such as:
Severe liver damage can cause liver failure. If you are at risk for a liver condition or experience any unusual symptoms, Please call (806) 788-4368 for an appointment.