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Liver conditions and diseases

Liver disease can be caused by viruses such as hepatitis, or lifestyle factors like your diet, drug use or alcohol intake. Learn about common liver diseases, their symptoms and treatment using the links below.

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a genetic condition that can cause lung and liver disease. Learn more about AATD symptoms and treatments.

Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis is permanent liver scarring due to various liver diseases and conditions. Learn more about symptoms, and treatment options.

Fatty liver

Fatty liver disease might not cause any symptoms, but it can lead to health problems. Learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent fatty liver.


Haemochromatosis causes your body to absorb too much iron, leading to organ damage. Read about the symptoms, diagnosis and available treatments.


Hepatitis is a group of illnesses that damage your liver. Learn more about the different types, causes, symptoms and treatment for hepatitis.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an illness that causes inflmmation to your liver. Hepatitis A usually doesn't cause long-term damage like other types of hepatitis can.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B can lead to liver damage over time. If you have hepatitis B, it is important to protect others from infection. Find out how.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that can cause serious liver disease. The hepatitis C virus is spread when infected blood enters another person's bloodstream.

Jaundice in adults

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. Learn more about jaundice in adults, symptoms, underlying causes and treatment options.

Liver cancer

Liver cancer is one of the top 10 causes of cancer deaths in Australia. Learn more about liver cancer and the different types and treatments.

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