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Husband has cirrhosis, no assites, doesn't feel well, so fatigued he has to rest when he walks. Not eating much no other symotoms. What's wrong.

Husband has cirrhosis, no assites, doesn't feel well, so fatigued he has to rest when he walks. Not eating much no other symotoms. What's wrong.

Well: Fatigue is a common symptom with the cirrhosis with the ascites which is severe advanced liver disease. Dad said there could be something else wrong causing a severe fatigue specially if it's sudden onset or a lot worse than it's been the last several months see your internal medicine or G.I. doctor in person for specific advice and an evaluation ...Read more

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Husband has cirrhosis, no ascites or varices. hasn't been eating much and very fatigued. breaks a sweat brushing his teeth. whats going on?

Husband has cirrhosis, no ascites or varices. hasn't been eating much and very fatigued. breaks a sweat brushing his teeth. whats going on?

Are you sure?: If you are sure that your husband has a diagnosis of cirrhosis, then there must be a lot going on with his health. I am sure he has a doctor or two of them taking care of his cirrhosis. So you should look up/read up on Cirrhosis, understand what it is and go with him and discuss the degree of/ his problems with his doctor. Also send us his Liver function tests(LFTs) results which can tell us more ...Read more

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Who gets cirrhosis?

Who gets cirrhosis?

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 protein deficiency etc. ...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 is cirrhosis of the liver?

What is cirrhosis of the liver?

Scars in the liver: Chronic inflammation of liver cells can result in permanent scarring to develop in the liver. This is called cirrhosis. Common causes are excess alcohol intake, viral hepatitis infection, certain drugs and hereditary diseases. Blood tests to check liver function and ultrasound examination can help evaluate the overall health of the liver. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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What leads to cirrhosis of the liver?

Many Things: Hepatitis c, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse are the most common causes. Other causes include blockage of the bile duct can cause biliary cirrhosis, inherited diseases such as: cystic fibrosis glycogen storage diseases, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, and wilson's disease. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?

Several: In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is liver cirrhosis curable?

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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What is the cure for liver cirrhosis?

What is the cure for liver cirrhosis?

Family practice: It depends on the cause. If it is from alcohol , you stop drinking and healing will begin. Drugs can cause it as well. Discuss with your dr. Hepatitis c or b may cause cirrhosis that can be treated by antiviral medication. You may need to see a GI specialist for proper treatment and determine prognosis. ...Read more