The most important treatment for liver disease is prevention. Vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B, and many cases of hepatitis can be prevented by avoiding the risk factors that lead to their spread. Although liver inflammation may resolve over time, liver damage may also become permanent. Treatment of liver disease involves protecting and supporting remaining liver function, minimizing further damage and complications, and addressing the underlying cause of the damage. It may range from taking specific medications to surgery to, in severe cases, liver transplantation. Patients who are diagnosed with liver disease will often require long-term monitoring and should talk to their doctors to determine the best treatment options for their condition.