Hillsborough Private Clinic’s specialist Hepatology Clinic deals with diseases and disorders that affect your liver, as well as other related organs such as the gallbladder, pancreas, and biliary tree. Your liver is the largest solid organ in your body, responsible for the vital function of cleaning your blood. Our private clinic offers fast and accurate service to ensure you don’t have to wait for the treatment your liver needs.
Liver damage develops gradually over time. You can help prevent this from happening by following a proper diet, drinking alcohol in moderation, and limiting your chances of getting diseases, such as Hepatitis, by practicing safe sex and avoiding exposure to used needles and contaminated blood.
However, if your liver is damaged, or you are at risk of damaging it, then you may also need to be referred to a Hepatologist who will be responsible for your treatment.
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A Hepatology Specialist Can Help You Maintain the Long-Term Health of Your Liver
To avoid long-term damage, you should visit a Hepatology Specialist in the event of any of the following situations. Typically, you will be referred to a specialist by your GP, but you can also book an appointment yourself if you are concerned with, or have been diagnosed with:
- A drug overdose (paracetamol is common)
- Gastrointestinal bleeding due to portal hypertension
- An abnormal blood test that indicates liver disease
- Exposure to Jaundice or Hepatitis virus
- Swelling of the abdomen (ascites), often caused by liver disease or heart failure
- Advanced liver disease
- Follow-up care after a liver transplant
- Systematic diseases that affect the liver and other related organs, such as haemochromatosis
Our hepatologists have dedicated their professional careers to studying and understanding how the liver works and how it reacts to different diseases. They will provide you the treatment necessary to safeguard the long-term health of your liver. In many cases, this will also involve lifestyle adjustments, which your consulting hepatologist will also advise on.
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Hillsborough Private Clinic is an independent provider of healthcare services based in the village of Hillsborough. We provide a complete range of outpatient services including specialist hepatology treatments, cardiology services, gastroenterology diagnosis and treatment and more.
Our team has access to the latest tools, training, and treatments options, and we pride ourselves on offering every patient fast and efficient service, as well as a safe and friendly environment.