Liver Diseases

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There is a stereotype surrounding liver disease. Help us end it. 

Statistics show that liver disease is on the rise. 1 in 4 Canadians may be affected by liver disease, including everyone from newborns to older adults.

Did you know?

  • There are over 100 liver diseases caused by a variety of factors including; viruses, toxins, genetics, alcohol and unknown causes.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in Canada, affecting over 7 million people.
  • Biliary atresia is the leading cause of liver failure in children.
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose is the leading cause of acute liver failure
  • Liver cancer is now one of the fastest rising and deadliest forms of cancer in Canada.
A diagram showing the size of an enlarged liver compared to the regular size of a healthy liver
Used with permission from Mayo Clinic. All rights reserved.

Learn about the most common forms of liver disease below.

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