After the daughter of medical journalist David Drum was diagnosed with polycystic liver disease, he found precious little basic information available to the general public. Drum completed extensive research to help his daughter understand and manage her disease, then condensed the information into a short, useful, patient-centered book, the first of its type on this rare disease."Polycystic Liver Disease: Information for Patients" contains useful information for people with this rare disease involving multiple cysts on the liver. Less than 200,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with the disease, but its symptoms are treatable."Polycystic Liver Disease: Information for Patients" contains useful information on diet, herbs, and lifestyle. It explains how liver cysts form, the risk factors for the disease, the important role of the liver in the body, and available treatments for the most common symptoms including the symptom of pain. There are five major invasive treatments used to treat symptomatic polycystic liver disease and Drum examines the benefits, drawbacks, and possible complications for each."Polycystic Liver Disease: Information for Patients" includes information on new drugs of potential benefit, new treatments on the horizon such as hepatic artery embolization, an explanation of liver tests which may be employed by your doctor, links to useful web sites, a glossary, and a comprehensive bibliography of sources.