Liver Disease

There are over 100 types of liver disease, affecting at least 2 million people in the UK, including alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatitis.

While some liver problems are temporary and go away on their own, others can get progressively worse and result in serious complications. What’s more, liver problems may be more common than you think.

Information about liver disease

The NHS website has detailed information about liver disease, including types, symptoms and how to prevent it.

Local support for Liver Disease

Your lifestyle can affect your liver. Choices like how much you drink or what you eat may make you more likely to develop the condition.

Alcohol-related liver disease

How much do you drink? How often? Everyone is different but you may want to think about your drinking habits and behaviours. Drinkaware has resources about your drinking habits and what action you can take.

Find out how much you drink using the Drinkaware calculator.

There are a range of local support groups available to help people in recovery from problematic alcohol use:

Local councils also provide information about the support available:

Diet and lifestyle related liver disease

If you are overweight, you are at risk of liver disease. This condition is called Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

The British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust is a UK charity that supports patients and families of those with liver disease. They aim to raise awareness of risk to the liver and fund research to find causes and treatments for liver disease.