How Dangerous Is Liver Disease?
Hello, I want to ask, my 10-year-old brother has a liver disease … is it not so dangerous. Now, brobat is not working. What is the possibility of recovery when I go back?
Hello Insanun, Thank you for the question.
Do you know the doctor's diagnosis? Has the family consulted further with the doctor handling your sister? Liver disease / liver is a broad term that describes the abnormalities or disorders of the liver. Liver disease in layman's language can mean hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by various causes such as hepatitis virus infection (both hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), other viral infections such as dengue virus that causes dengue fever, Epstein Barr virus, side effects of drugs, and others. Apart from hepatitis, liver disease can also mean other medical conditions such as congenital abnormalities in the liver, liver cysts, liver tumors, and others. The existence of a medical condition in the liver can cause liver dysfunction which then causes symptoms of jaundice, fever, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, urine being dark in color, pale stools, and others.
Due to limited information regarding what liver disease your sister has, I'm sorry I cannot provide more information about your sister's condition. The most appropriate step is to discuss with the doctor who treats your sister because the doctor is the one who has examined your sister and better understand her current condition. If the family is still not satisfied with the doctor's explanation, the family can consult with other doctors to ask for other opinions about your brother's condition.
For now, let your little brother rest well and still maintain food and drink intake for him. Avoid giving food and drinks that are not kept clean, and avoid consuming drugs without doctor's advice.
Hopefully this information helps you.