Liver Disorders Specialist

Hyon S. Kang, D.O. -  - Board Certified Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterology Consultants of West Houston, PLLC

Hyon S. Kang, D.O.

Board Certified Gastroenterologist located in Katy, TX

About 4.5 million Americans suffer from liver disease today. If you’re dealing with possible liver disorder symptoms, such as jaundice, abdominal swelling, dark urine, and chronic fatigue, seek help from experienced gastroenterologist Hyon Kang, DO, as soon as possible. At his practice, Gastroenterology Consultants of West Houston, PLLC in Katy, Texas, Dr. Kang can diagnose and treat liver disease to help you regain your health. Use online booking or call the office to schedule your appointment now.

Liver Disorders Q & A

What does the liver do in my body? 

Your liver filters your blood. It helps you eliminate toxins, metabolizes medication, and produces bile that aids in the digestive process. A healthy liver is crucial for your overall wellness, but a number of liver disorders and diseases can negatively affect or even permanently damage your liver function. 

What are some common liver diseases?

There are many different liver diseases, including:

Viruses

Liver diseases caused by viruses include hepatitis A, B, and C. 

Alcohol

Excessive alcohol intake is a common cause of liver disease, including cirrhosis and fatty liver disease.

Inherited disease

Some liver disease is inherited, such as hemochromatosis, which causes excessive iron buildup in your body, and Wilson’s disease, which causes excessive copper buildup in your body. 

There are many other liver diseases, including liver cancer. 

What are the signs of liver disease?

Liver disease symptoms can include:

  • Jaundice
  • Abdominal pain
  • Discolored stool (pale, black, or bloody)
  • Dark urine
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Bruising easily
  • Swelling in your abdomen, legs, or ankles

If you've got any of these symptoms, you must get evaluated as soon as possible. Dr. Kang can diagnose your liver disease and prescribe effective treatment right away.

How is liver disease treated?

Liver disease treatment varies widely based on the type of disease or disorder, how advanced it is, and how it's affecting your health and life. If a treatable underlying problem is connected to your liver disorder or disease, Dr. Kang typically resolves that condition promptly since it might also resolve your liver problems.

Lifestyle changes, which might include a different diet and exercise plan, along with cutting back on alcohol, are often the first step in resolving liver disorders or disease. Dr. Kang might prescribe oral medications or supplements like vitamin E in some cases, too. 

If you have advanced liver disease, you could need surgery like a liver transplant eventually. But, if you’re dedicated to healthy lifestyle changes, Dr. Kang can often help you avoid such drastic measures. 

To get help from a liver disorder and disease specialist, call Gastroenterology Consultants of West Houston, PLLC, to make your appointment with Dr. Kang now. You can also use the online booking tool to schedule 24/7.