8. Hemochromatosis

This diseases allows iron to enter your liver, and that causes severe damage. And then, the iron travels through the rest of your body, and causes several other severe health ailments.

9. Primary biliary cirrhosis

Another extremely rare liver disease that remains ambiguous as doctors know little about what causes it and how it proceeds to gradually damage the bile ducts present inside your liver. It creates cirrhosis, which are basically permanent scars in your liver.

Most Effective Liver Tests

Listed below are some of the tests that you must perform as soon as you spot something wrong in the functioning of your liver.

Blood Tests

Here are the blood tests that help detect liver damage:

1. Aspartate Aminotransferase

AST is a test that reports any possible damage done to your liver.

2. Alanine Aminotransferase

An elevated ALT, like an AST, also detects the signs of liver damage or infection caused by several causes such as allergies and hepatitis.

3. Alkaline phosphatase

Alkaline phosphatase is found in your bones and in the cells that secrete bile inside your liver. When high levels of alkaline phosphatase are found in your liver, it means that the bile that flows out of your liver is being blocked.


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