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Hepatology focuses on evaluating and preventing hepatic diseases, specializing in areas like the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. Board-certified gastroenterologists at the Gastro Center of Maryland can detect conditions affecting parts of your digestive system with their expert care. Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today! 

Hepatology Q&A

What is hepatology?

Hepatology is an area of medicine that centers on your digestive system. A hepatologist evaluates key organs like your liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. 

You can develop many health conditions in your digestive tract. A few of the most common include:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • ​​Cholangitis (inflammation in the bile ducts)
  • Cancer

At the Gastro Center of Maryland, the team focuses on helping you manage chronic pain, restore optimal health, and prevent chronic diseases. 

How can hepatology help treat conditions?

If you have abnormal symptoms that benefit from hepatology, your primary care provider may refer you to a hepatologist who can provide you with specialized care. 

Hepatology can also help if you have abnormal test results. If diagnostic testing indicates that you might have a problem with your digestive system, then it might require a closer examination by a hepatologist. 

When should I seek a hepatologist?

A hepatologist has undergone years of advanced training in gastroenterology and internal medicine, allowing them to diagnose and treat simple and complex cases of digestive disorders. 

Hepatologists can identify conditions that affect the organs in your digestive tract and provide the best treatment for your overall health. 

You might benefit from the care and expertise of a hepatologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Fever and chills 
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling overly full after you eat
  • Unintentional weight gain
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Blood in stool 
  • Dark urine

Digestive disorders are common problems experienced by many around the world. Some research shows that more than 4 million adults in the United States have some form of liver disease but are living with an undiagnosed condition. 

Trends in diseases indicate the importance of health care professionals like hepatologists who can expertly manage these conditions and reduce the risk of future health problems.  

To learn more about how a hepatologist can help you achieve better health and wellness through their medical insight, call the Gastro Center of Maryland or book an appointment online today.

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