Liver Infection

Dr. Ayush PandeyMBBS,PG Diploma

February 06, 2023

February 06, 2023

Liver Infection
Liver Infection

Along with keeping the body healthy, the liver converts the essential nutrients present in the body into chemicals. It also cleanses the poison present in the body and converts whatever you eat into energy. That's why it needs to work well.

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If there is an infection in the liver, it affects the whole body. There can be many reasons for infection in the liver, such as virus attack inside the body, drinking alcohol, obesity, excessive use of any drug or genetics can also be a reason.

If liver infection increases and the patient does not get timely treatment, liver failure can also occur. In this article, we will tell about what is a liver infection, its symptoms, causes, and treatment -

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What is Liver Infection?

Liver infection occurs due to some reason of the liver not working properly in the body. The liver helps many parts of the body to function properly. Therefore, when there is any problem in the proper functioning of the liver, it can also damage the vital organs of the body.

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Liver Infection Symptoms

If someone becomes a victim of liver infection, then the following types of symptoms can be seen -

Not all these symptoms need to be seen in liver infection. Sometimes there is a problem in the liver even without any symptoms.

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Liver Infection Causes

Come, now let us know about the reasons why the liver gets affected -


Sometimes when there is an infection in the body, the liver becomes swollen or swells. Viral infection can cause inflammation in your liver and prevent it from working properly. The most common virus that infects the liver is hepatitis. There are three types of Hepatitis- A, B, and C.

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Most people get Hepatitis-A from food and drink. You may not have any symptoms. It usually heals on its own within 6 months without causing any long-term damage.


This infection is caused by unprotected sex or taking drugs with infected needles. If it lasts for more than 6 months, it increases the chances of liver infection, liver cancer, or other diseases.

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This is caused by infected blood, which gets mixed in your blood. This happens due to infected needles, infected blood, and HIV drugs. Its symptoms are not visible for many years.

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Malfunctioning of the immune system

This is a condition in which your immune system attacks the organs of the body. This is called autoimmune. Autoimmune can inadvertently attack your liver and bring it to liver failure. This problem is found in more men than women.


If there is cancer in any part of your body, then its cells can reach the liver and harm it.


Some people inherit liver problems. This condition is called genetic.

Due to drug use

Sometimes excessive use of any drug can also cause infection in your liver. Some drugs harm your body instead of giving benefits.


Drinking alcohol can also damage your liver or cause infection in it.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

In this condition, excess fat builds up inside your liver, which causes inflammation in the liver and damages its cells.

Along with all these reasons, liver infection can also happen due to many reasons like obesity, type two diabetes, tattooing, unprotected sex, and the process of giving and taking blood.

Prevention of Liver Infection

In this part of the article, ways to avoid liver infection have been explained -

Quit an alcohol

Drinking alcohol damages your liver. So if you want to keep your liver healthy, then stop drinking alcohol.

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Get vaccinated

If you want to avoid the problem of liver infection, then get Hepatitis-A and B vaccinated on time, because the hepatitis virus also causes liver infection.

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Use medicine wisely

Eat medicine only when it is needed. Medicine should not be consumed without the advice of a doctor. Do not mix alcohol or any other thing with the medicine.

Take care of food and drink

clean your hands properly before eating food and adopt good eating habits.

Pay attention while taking and giving blood

The hepatitis virus can enter your body through a needle while taking or giving blood. Therefore, this process should be done with great care and cleanliness.

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Avoid carelessness

Be careful while having sex. Also, pay attention to the cleanliness of the needle while getting tattooed.

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Avoid obesity

Take care of your body weight. Often excess weight gets accumulates in your liver, so obesity should be avoided.

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Liver Infection Treatment

Even if there is an infection in someone's liver, then by getting timely treatment, this problem can be cured soon. Here we are telling about some such remedies.

Treatment based on liver infection symptoms

Liver infection is treated based on its symptoms. As -

  • During hepatitis A, supportive care is needed to keep the body hydrated while the body's immune system fights and resolves the infection.
  • Patients with gallstones may require surgery to remove the gallbladder.
  • People with cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease may require medications to control the amount of protein present in their diet.
  • The liver affected by cirrhosis is not able to metabolize the waste products. This can result in increased ammonia levels in the blood and hepatic encephalopathy (lethargy, confusion, coma). In this case, a low-sodium diet and water pills (diuretics) may be needed to reduce water retention.
  • In those whose abdominal cavity accumulates a large amount of liquid, in such cases, the extra fluid may sometimes have to be removed with a needle. By giving local anesthesia, a needle is inserted into the abdomen and the fluid is taken out. The liquid present in the abdominal cavity can suddenly become infected, which can cause liver infection.
  • Surgery may be required to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and bleeding during liver infection. A liver transplant is the last option for patients who have liver failure due to liver infection.

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Important lifestyle changes for liver infection patients

Making some lifestyle changes can help improve liver health. If someone is diagnosed with liver infection, the doctor may suggest the following -

  • Don't drink alcohol at all.
  • Avoid red meat, trans fat, prostate carbohydrates, and foods with high fructose corn syrup.
  • Do light exercise for 30-60 minutes about three to four times a week.
  • If the weight is high, then reduce the intake of 500 to 1,000 calories daily.

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The liver is an important part of our body. Due to problems in this, many parts of the body can be badly damaged, so to keep it good, you need to adopt good habits. If you do not take care of your liver, then you may have to face a lot of trouble due to its deterioration. In the end, we must say that do not do any treatment without the advice of a doctor.

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Doctors for Liver Infection

Dr. Murugan N Dr. Murugan N Hepatology
18 Years of Experience
Dr. Ashwin P Vinod Dr. Ashwin P Vinod Hepatology
5 Years of Experience
Dr. Rathod Bhupesh Dr. Rathod Bhupesh Hepatology
6 Years of Experience
Dr. Datta Sawangikar Dr. Datta Sawangikar Hepatology
3 Years of Experience
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Medicines for Liver Infection

Medicines listed below are available for Liver Infection. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

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