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What causes liver disease?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Liver disease has many possible causes. Some of these causes include birth defects, inherited conditions, hepatitis viruses, malnutrition, excessive consumption of alcohol, environmental toxins, injury, and certain medications. Only a doctor can determine the likely cause of a specific liver condition.

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