The Liver Book by Sanjiv Chopra
A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

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It is the portal to total body wellness, the great purifier, and the only human organ that can rejuvenate itself. But what you don't know about the liver can hurt you! Now, a renowned expert gives you the power to take control -- with the first user-friendly guide to the liver's functions, problems, and solutions.


Dr. Sanjiv Chopra explains everything you need to know about caring for your liver, in this complete and authoritative guide that anyone can use and understand. In an easy-to-read style, Dr. Chopra takes us step-by-step through:

the what, where, how, and why of the liver and its miraculous functions
how doctors diagnose liver ailments
tests and screenings: what to expect and what they reveal
vital information on hepatitis B (the chronic condition that currently affects 300 million people) and hepatitis C (150 million people currently affected)
liver transplants

the risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of liver diseases including cancer of the liver, viral and nonviral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, iron overload disorders, and more.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a liver ailment, if you are interested in preventive care, or if you are simply fascinated by this remarkable and intricate organ, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra's Liver Book is the right prescription.


About Sanjiv Chopra

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Sanjiv Chopra, M.D., is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the director of clinical hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In 1991, he received the prestigious excellence in teaching award from the graduating class of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chopra has written three textbooks on gastroenterology and the liver. He lives in Boston.
Published March 5, 2001 by Atria. 304 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction