GlossaryFibrosis: The growth of fibrous tissue.
Hepatitis C: A form of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids.
Hypertension: Increase in blood pressure.
Fatigue: Feeling weak.
Headache: Pain or discomfort of the head, upper face, scalp, or neck region
MRI: A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.
CAT scan: Computerized axial tomography scan. An imaging technique that uses a computer to organize the information from multiple x-ray views and construct a cross-sectional image of areas inside the body. Also called CT scan.
Endoscopy: The use of a thin, lighted tube (called an endoscope) to examine the inside of the body.
Diabetes: A condition in which the body cannot properly store or use glucose (sugar), the body''s main source of energy.
Ultrasound: A diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.
Hyperlipidemia: Excessive amount of fat in the blood.