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Liver disease encompasses a wide range of conditions and causes. In many cases the treatment of the condition is curative i.e. it aims to cure.
However, in some therapy only aims to prevent further progression of the disease; reduce the symptoms of the disease; or reverse the damage already done.
Sometimes therapy is important to prevent fatal or life-threatening complications.
Initial therapy includes certain non-medical measures. For example in alcoholic liver disease, or that caused by drugs or medicines, it is imperative to stop the offending agent first.
A healthy diet and regular exercise is also important especially in chronic liver disease.
Specific therapy includes (1):–