Swollen liver is a term some people use to describe what doctors call doctors call enlarged liver or hepatomegaly. The expressions swollen liver and enlarged liver are self-explanatory. So the question becomes, what causes hepatomegaly, and how much of a risk to liver health is it? This article will provide answers to those questions.

It’s important to point out that swollen liver is not a disease itself. It is a sign of some other liver-related problem or condition.

When a liver condition first appears, there are ordinarily no symptoms. This is true of liver swelling too. But as the disease that’s causing the swelling grows worse, signs will begin to appear.

Generally, a human liver weighs between 3 to 4 pounds or 1.5 kg. It is similar…



Source by Neal Kennedy