Liver Failure

Liver failure is the fail function of liver on the body. Liver failure is the inability of the liver to perform its normal synthetic and metabolic function as part of normal physiology. There are two kind of liver failure that's common happen:

  1. Acute liver failure - the development of hepatic encephalophathy (confusion, stupor and coma) and decrease production of proteins (such as albumin and blood clotting perform proteins) within four weeks of the first sypmtoms (such as jaundice) of a liver problem. Hyperacute liver failure is said to be present if the interval is 7 days or less, while "subacute" liver failure is said to be present if the interval is 5-12 weeks.
  2. Chronic liver failure - usually occurs in the context of cirrhosis, itself potentially the result of many possible causes, such as excessive alcohol intake, hepatitis B or C, autoimmune, hereditary and metabolic causes (such as iron or copper overload, Steatohepatitis or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease).


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