Liver Conditions, Hepatitis, Hepatomegaly

The liver, which is involved in numerous bodily functions including metabolism, aiding in digestion, and removal of toxic substances, can be affected by a variety of conditions causing liver enlargement (hepatomegaly) and inflammation of the liver (hepatitis). Common causes include infection, toxins as in alcohol abuse causing cirrhosis, malignancy (cancer or tumors), steatosis (fatty liver), and trauma. It is important not to allow an athlete with an acutely enlarged or damaged liver to participate in sports because of risk of rupture and threat ...

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