Significant health problem

In the UK, liver disease is on the increase. Three of the main causes of liver disease are:

  • obesity
  • undiagnosed hepatitis infection
  • alcohol misuse

These causes of liver disease are all preventable so it's important to make sure:

  • you're a healthy weight for your height; you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator
  • you avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol; read more about alcohol units
  • take the appropriate measures to prevent getting hepatitis , such as getting vaccinated if you're at risk
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018