Associated Conditions of Liver conditions


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Liver conditions, and underlying causes may be causes of Liver conditions, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Liver conditions. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Liver conditions. People with Liver conditions may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Liver conditions is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Liver conditions as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Liver conditions is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Liver conditions is listed as a risk factor includes:

Associated conditions: There is evidence that smoking alters the ability of the liver to handle these substances. In some cases, this may influence the dose of medication necessary to treat an illness. Some research also suggests that smoking can aggravate the course of liver disease caused by excessive alcohol intake. 1

1. excerpt from Smoking and Your Digestive System: NIDDK

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