Liver Disorders

Tillman Medical Group

Gastroenterologists & Internal Medicine located in Vidalia, LA

Your liver is a vital organ. If it’s damaged, it can affect your overall wellness. C. R. Tillman, MD, and Kellen Jex, MD, at Tillman Medical Group in Vidalia, Louisiana, specialize in the care of liver disorders and can diagnose and treat your condition with superior care. Make a call to the office today or book an appointment online.

Liver Disorders Q & A

What are liver disorders?

Your liver is the organ essential to helping your food digest, filtering out toxins, and storing energy. A damaged liver affects your digestion and can have a dramatic effect on your health.

Causes of damage vary from your daily lifestyle habits to inheriting a liver disorder. No matter how it’s caused, if your liver continues to run down, it can become scarred, which can lead to liver failure. If your liver stops functioning, it becomes a life-threatening situation.

Treating liver disorders offers healing and can get your health onto a better path. Make an appointment with your doctor at Tillman Medical Group for a comprehensive exam to evaluate your condition and to talk about any of your concerns.

What causes liver disorders?

Liver disorders have many causes, including:

  • Infections (hepatitis A, B, and C)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Genetics
  • Cancer
  • Growths
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Obesity

If you think you might have a liver disorder, schedule a consultation with the team at Tillman Medical Group. They can talk to you about your symptoms and give you a thorough exam.

What are the symptoms of liver disorders?

The symptoms of liver disorders aren’t always noticed. However, some of the following signs will appear if you’re suffering from a liver disorder:

  • Dark urine
  • Pale stool
  • Yellow hue in the whites of your eyes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Yellowish skin
  • Swelling in your ankles
  • Swelling in your legs
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Easy bruising

If you see a change in your body or experience severe pain in your abdomen, see your doctor at Tillman Medical Group as soon as possible for expert care. Early treatment can ward off more serious problems and help your liver heal.

Can liver disorders be prevented?

You can prevent liver disorders in your regular daily routine by practicing the following:

  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Stay up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Maintain good hygiene
  • Use medications according to prescription
  • Wear clothes that protect your skin
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat antioxidant-rich foods
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Stay active

Ask your doctor for detailed guidance on how to avoid liver disorders. They can monitor your health and help you maintain general wellness.

If you suspect that you have a liver disorder, meet with the experts at Tillman Medical Group for a comprehensive exam. They can diagnose and treat your condition. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool.