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FACES OF LIVER DISEASE

There is no one face of liver disease. It affects 30 million Americans of all ages, genders, races and life circumstances. There are more than 100 different types. Infants can be born with it and, just like the many types of liver disease, there are many different reasons for contracting it: from genetic to autoimmune, environmental and behavioral and sometimes for no discernible reason at all.

But how a person contracts liver disease doesn’t matter. What does is greater public awareness about liver health, disease risk factors and prevention, early detection and treatment. Though liver disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death for Americans between the ages of 25 and 64, it has limited space on the national stage. Along with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, liver disease is an important and growing public health

At the American Liver Foundation, we are committed to increasing knowledge about liver disease and advocating for a greater investment in resources devoted to research and patient support.

We have helped hundreds of thousands of patients and families gain the assistance that they need – from finding a doctor to learning about new treatments to accessing financial assistance programs.

Please click below to read about several of the many Faces of Liver Disease:

Cooper's Story

Alison's Story

Ben's Story

Aiden's Story

Christian's Story

Carleen's Story

Thank you for supporting our mission and helping to bring awareness to the Faces of Liver Disease!

Page updated: January 14th, 2015

 

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