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If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

Maybe - HCV: There are reported data showing pathologic reversal of cirrhosis in patients with hcv after treatment, but for the most part it is not reversible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more


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How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

Bx or Radiology: Dr hack is correct, with liver biopsy being a common means to diagnosis cirrhosis. However there are findings radiographicaly (ct, us or nuclear) that can suggest cirrhosis in which pathologic confirmation is not necessary. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

What sort of disease is cirrhosis?

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 liver diseases, inheritedliver disease are some examples of causes of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

Liver transplant: It also depends on the cause. Liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can reverse with medication. Hepatitis c on the other hand rarely reverses from cirrhosis to a non-cirrhotic state. A liver transplant is the ultimate cure for cirrhosis, but not everybody is a candidate for liver transplant. ...Read more

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Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

No: Obesity is quickly becoming an increased risk and overtaking alcoholism as a leading cause of cirrhosis. Obesity inflames the liver causes fatty liver, hepatitis which can lead to . Other causes can be infection such a hepatitis b or c. Certain genetic disorders as well. And occasionally toxic reactions to medications. ...Read more

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What are signs of cirrhosis?

What are signs of cirrhosis?

Signs of Cirrhosis: There are many "signs" or physical findings of cirrhosis. These include: spider angiomata (small spider like blood vessels on the skin, see picture), clubbing of the fingers, palmar erythema (reddening of the palms), gynecomastia (enlargement of the breasts in males), enlargement of the liver and spleen, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of skin) and many more. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is the end stage of cirrhosis?

That is the end: When the liver is affected by constant insult or injury, often in relationship to hepatitis or other inflammatory diseases, fibrosis (scarring) is started. It is separated into 4 stages, stage 1-4. Cirrhosis is the end stage of scarring, and is the same as stage IV (4). You cannot return to normal liver function once the liver is cirrhotic. ...Read more

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What are the parts of the body cirrhosis affected by cirrhosis?

Many: Many parts of the body are affected by cirrhosis. The more important parts include the following: brain - cirrhosis can cause confusion or "encephalopathy." esophagus - cirrhosis can cause varices which can bleed. Abdomen - cirrhosis can cause abdominal swelling or "ascites." liver - cirrhosis can cause cancer of your liver. Muscles - cirrhosis can cause "muscle wasting" or weakness. ...Read more

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How many years you can live if your cirrhosis is not treated?

How many years you can live if your cirrhosis is not treated?

Depends: On the cause and the severity. If it is alcoholic cirrhosis, stopping drinking can allow an individual who might otherwise live 1-2 years to live 5-10 years or more. If it is hepatitis c or b, not treating means the inflammation continues and the cirrhosis worsens, which will shorten your life. The average lifespan after cirrhotic patients develop symptoms is less than 10 years without treatment. ...Read more

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