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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Longstanding sicknss: Cirrhosis comes on slowly, almost always over years, in the setting of ongoing liver disease. Only one heavy drinker in 3 actually gets true cirrhosis ... Read More
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis has many reasons. Most common in the us are alcohol abuse, and hepatitis c. Other causes could be due to wilson's disease, alfa veto p ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Liver scarring: Cirrhosis is when a liver has been suffering from inflammation (aka hepatitis) for such a long time that it has largely been changed into scar tissue. ... Read More
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
27 years experience Hepatology
Scarred Liver: Liver damage and scarring of the liver from a variety of causes results in what is called cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol, viral hepatitis, autoimmune ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Liver disease.: Nash is an acronym for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease where the organ becomes inflamed and infiltrated with fat. This pattern occurs ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Not all alcoholics develop cirrhosis, but there are plenty of other medical complications of alcoholism that they're at risk for.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahmoud Shoib
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Cirrhosis means that your liver is functioning at a very limited capacity, without replacing that liver with a new one " by a liver transplant" the ch ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes.: Is it useful in the diagnosis of cirrhosis? Sometimes. Is it diagnostic by itself? No. The diagnosis of cirrhosis is made through a combination of la ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Increased estrogen: Liver normally metabolizes estrogen. With cirrhosis, estrogen levels become elevated as liver cannot break it down. The production of prolactin is sti ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Progessive: Deterioration. Established cirrhosis generally progresses to liver failure. Early cirrhosis may stabilize with the cessation of causative agent.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not per se: A person with cirrhosis could have an elevated ALT. However most people with mildly elevated ALT do not have cirrhosis. More information is need to ev ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Thank goodness no...: ...and its potentially reversible. See earlier HealthTap answers regarding the reversible causes of fatty liver please.

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