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A 32-year-old member asked:

what is the life expectancy for patients with decompensated liver disease?

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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are common symptoms of liver disease?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others. Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of cholestatic liver disease?

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Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Cholestasis: Huge number. Anything that can cause disruption of hepatic injury. See a board certified hepatologist. These are often treatable.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Can end-stage liver disease be cured?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: Generally, there is no cure for cirrhosis or end stage liver disase other than a liver transplant.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

If the liver can regenerate, does this mean I can get better on my own if I have liver disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
It depends: If the cause of your liver disease is cured before cirrhosis occurs there is potential for return of normal liver function. Once cirrhosis occurs it is not reversible.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What liver disease symptoms do I need to address immediately with my doctor?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Bleeding, swelling: Serious symptoms of liver disease which should be immediatedly evaluated include vomiting blood (esophageal varices), blood in stool, abdominal swelling (ascites), fever, weight loss (possible liver cancer).

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