Parenchymal liver disease affects the actual liver cells directly instead of those of supporting tissue, such as the bile ducts. According to Dictionary.com, the word "parenchymal" is an anatomical term that refers to th... More »

Hepatic parenchymal disease is damage to the functional cells of the liver, according to HealthTap. Liver diseases can be divided into those affecting the biliary ducts and those affecting the functional cells of the org... More »

The most common symptoms of chronic renal parenchymal disease include fatigue, itching, muscle cramp, foamy urine, abnormal urine colour, loss of appetite, hypertension, and nausea and vomiting. If patients have chronic ... More »

The worst type of liver disease is cirrhosis of the liver, which replaces healthy cells with scar tissue. Cirrhosis has different causes such as hepatitis types B, C and D; prolonged heavy drinking of alcohol; fatty live... More »

Causes of cirrhosis of the liver include persistent alcohol abuse, fatty liver, hepatitis B and C, poorly formed or destroyed bile ducts, and inherited disorders of sugar metabolism, according to Mayo Clinic. Prior to tr... More »

Some possible causes of liver disease are inflammation in the liver, chronic alcohol abuse, genetic conditions and a poor diet, according to MedicineNet. Certain prescription and over-the-counter medications can also lea... More »

Symptoms of stage 4 liver disease include vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue caused by reduced blood flow due to permanent liver scarring. Patients with stage 4 liver disease require immediate medical treatment to prevent de... More »