- Hepatitis A treatment: Hepatitis A usually goes away with time.
- Hepatitis B treatment: Chronic hepatitis B often requires treatment with antiviral medication.
- Hepatitis C treatment: Treatment for hepatitis C depends on several factors.
- Liver transplant: A liver transplant is needed when the liver no longer functions adequately, whatever the cause.
- Liver cancer treatment: While liver cancer is usually difficult to cure, treatment consists of chemotherapy and radiation. In some cases, surgical resection or liver transplantation is performed.
- Paracentesis: When severe ascites -- swelling in the belly from liver failure -- causes discomfort, a needle can be inserted through the skin to drain fluid from the abdomen.
- ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography): Using a long, flexible tube with a camera and tools on the end, doctors can diagnose and even treat some liver problems.