Donate to Liver Disease Research, Patient Care and Education
Nearly five million adults in the United States will be diagnosed with liver disease in 2019. The liver aids in digestion and rids the body of toxins. It is, in essence, the body’s filtration system. Repeated damage to the liver can lead to scarring, and the build-up of this scarring can result in life-threatening liver disease. Some cases of liver disease are genetic, while others are the result of chronic alcohol use or exposure to certain viruses.
By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, you will help physicians and scientists at Northwestern Medicine to continue to advance prevention, screening, diagnostic and treatment options for patients suffering from liver disease.
If a person experiences any of the following symptoms, he or she might have liver damage or disease and should undergo a full medical examination:
- Yellowing skin and eyes
- Pain and swelling in the abdomen
- Itchy skin and dark colored urine
- Chronic fatigue and loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
Physicians specializing in liver disease at Northwestern Medicine are equipped with a host of screening and diagnostic tools that help them to determine if a patient’s liver is damaged or diseased. Blood tests, imaging tests and tissue analysis are often used to diagnose the presence of liver disease. Comprehensive treatment programs include lifestyle changes, medications and consistent monitoring. In extreme cases, a liver transplant may be necessary. For every patient affected by liver disease, Northwestern Medicine is an exceptional, trusted source of leading-edge, individualized treatment.
Liver Disease Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With the help of your contribution to Northwestern Memorial Foundation, physicians and scientists at Northwestern Medicine will be able to further advance research and care in the realm of liver disease. Your generosity will help to ensure that every patient who seeks care for liver disease at Northwestern Medicine will benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches.