You may think dying of liver disease is for old people. According to the CDC it is the 4th leading cause of death for the 45-54 year olds. In this analysis a low number is very bad. If you ignore poisoning (drug overdose), and suicide, it is the second leading cause exceeded only by its common partner heart disease.
We provide quite a bit of information about the silent killer that is liver disease but since the organ has few symptoms before it starts to die most people don't see themselves as being at risk. Since you are on my newsletter list you probably know the disease for what it is. I am writing this one in hopes that you might forward it to someone you care about that may not be aware of the risk that they face. We frequently hear from young people with families who are suddenly diagnosed with cirrhosis. That is a mostly preventable tragedy but understanding the risk is the first step.
I encourage you to share this with someone you know who might benefit from the information.Read more