The Hepatology and Hepatitis Center provides services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the liver, an organ often referred to as the body’s second heart. The liver functions as a producer, collector, and transformer within the body.
In its role as a producer, the liver creates essential proteins for the body, repairs damaged tissue, produces bile, generates fat-related substances, and serves as the origin of hormones. Additionally, it plays
a crucial role in preventing and destroying harmful pathogens that may enter the body. On the other hand, the liver acts as a storage facility for glycogen, vitamins, and certain minerals, releasing them when needed by the body. Furthermore, the liver transforms food and medication into forms usable by the body, including detoxifying the blood, filtering toxins, and aiding in waste elimination.
Liver diseases and hepatitis can result from various causes such as alcohol consumption, side effects of certain medications, viral infections, or genetic factors. If the liver’s normal functions are disrupted, it can lead to an increased risk of complications and the development of other diseases, including:
Who Should Consider Liver Function Assessment?
The Hepatology and Hepatitis Center offers comprehensive services, including disease diagnosis, patient history examination, symptom assessment, physical examination, laboratory tests (blood tests, tissue examination), and specialized tests. Additionally, the center provides vaccinations for preventing liver-related diseases.