Liver & Gallbladder Disorders

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:36 by admin
The liver and gallbladder are connected, yet they perform different functions. The liver is responsible for monitoring and regulating chemical levels in the body; producing blood-clotting chemicals; manufacturing cholesterol; and converting digested substances into carbohydrates, fats and proteins. The liver also breaks down harmful substances created in other parts of the body or absorbed by the intestine, and turns them into a harmless chemical called bile. The gallbladder's only function is storing bile. The chemicals broken down in bile are absorbed by the intestine and excreted from the body in feces.

The use of some prescription and over-the-counter drugs has been shown to impair the liver's ability to perform, causing liver disease symptoms. View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific liver and gallbladder disorders and some of their common causes.

See Also

  1. Liver Problems
  2. 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  3. 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  4. 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  5. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  6. 1,3-Butadiene
  7. 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene
  8. 4,4'-Methylenedianiline
  9. Boron
  10. Bromodichloromethane
  11. Bromoform and Chlorodibromomethane
  12. Cadmium
  13. Carbon Disulfide
  14. Carbon Tetrachloride
  15. Chlordane
  16. Chlorinated Dibenzofurans (CDFs)
  17. Chlorobenzene
  18. Chloroform
  19. Gas Cans
  20. Hexachlorocyclopentadiene (HCCPD)
  21. Hexachloroethane
  22. HMX - High Melting eXplosive
  23. Jet fuels JP-4 and JP-7
  24. Kerosene (Fuel Oils)
  25. Mirex and Chlordecone
  26. Nitrobenzene
  27. n-Nitrosodimethylamine
  28. n-Nitrosodi-n-propylamine
  29. Otto Fuel II
  30. Pacerone / Cordarone / Amiodarone Hydrochloride
  31. Pentachlorophenol
  32. Phenol
  33. Plutonium
  34. Poles, Incorporated - Oldtown, Idaho
  35. Pyridine
  36. Royal Demolition eXplosive - RDX
  37. Styrene
  38. Tetryl
  39. Thallium
  40. Thorium
  41. Tin
  42. Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH)
  43. Toxaphene
  44. Vinyl Chloride
  45. White Phosphorus
  46. Xylene
  47. Zelnorm Recalled Due to Heart Attacks and Strokes
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