Liver Disease Illustrations – Hepatic Disease

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The Liver and The Human Body

Filtering the blood coming from the digestive tract before it passes through the rest of the body, detoxifying chemicals, making vital nutrients and controlling our cholesterol levels as we take on our day to day life make this critical organ one of the most important in our bodies. Our livers are situated to the right of our stomachs and on average weighs 3 pounds, thankfully though, it is protected by our ribcage which gives a lot of protection to our vital organs.

Types of Liver Disease

There are over a hundred different types of Liver diseases, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, haemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, Sclerosing cholangitis, Budd-Chiari cirrhosis, Gilbert’s syndrome, Glycogen storage disease type 2 and even more.

There are also paediatric liver diseases. These diseases relate to liver dysfunction related to digestive issues, blood sugar and immune disorders, abnormal absorption of fats and metabolism problems. Here we have classified some of our illustrations by this specific disease, however, the following sections cover only a small range of conditions that we can provide.

Liver Disease and The Risks

Liver disease is rising in the UK and the main causes are, Alcohol misuse, undiagnosed hepatitis infection and obesity; which has quadrupled alone over the past 25 years. All types of liver disease cause scaring to the Liver (Cirrhosis) and this cannot be reversed or repaired.

We provide detailed illustrations to aid the knowledge and learning of those who may need it. It is pivotal that we embrace the complexity of anatomy and familiarise ourselves with it in order to push medical development and research further.

Getting in contact with Joanne & The Team

Please contact the team to discuss your specific requirements for your project and see how we can create illustrations that will make sure your visual communications stand out from the crowd.