Common Liver Diseases

Roughly 40 Million Americans are at an Increased Risk for Liver Disease. People Who are Obese, Those With Hepatitis C, People Taking Medications that Damage the Liver, and Those Exposed to High Levels Environmental Toxins May be More Likely to Get Liver Disease

Liver Disease Statistics

  • 1 in 10 Americans are affected by liver disease
  • Over 26,000 people in the U.S. die each year from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
  • Cirrhosis is the 7th leading disease-related cause of death
  • 75 – 80% of cases of cirrhosis could be prevented by eliminating alcohol abuse
  • Approximately 4 Million people in the U.S. are chronically infected with Hepatitis C
  • Between 8,000 and 10,000 people die of Hepatitis C in the U.S. annually, and 1000 people have liver transplants
  • More than 200,000 people are newly infected with Hepatitis B each year in the U.S.
  • About 20% of Americans have fatty liver disease
  • Estimates of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) among obese and Type 2 diabetic patients, suggest that 90% have fatty liver, 20% have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, and 10% have cirrhosis
  • Obesity-related NAFLD is the most common liver disease world-wide