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Husband with alcoholic cirrhosis is very jaundice, fatigue, and stool for two days is white. what can be done?

Husband with alcoholic cirrhosis is very jaundice, fatigue, and stool for two days is white. what can be done?

Sorry to hear: of your husband's trouble...the MOST IMPORTANT "start" dealing with this situation is the complete PERMANENT CESSATION of ALCOHOL in any form! Much of the liver damage may be REVERSIBLE .. Your husband should seek help with DETOX...(If he is already SOBER...vitamins and good nutrition and time may lead to reversing the symptoms/signs . If he continues to drink he will die!

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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 cirrhosis worse than fatty liver?

Is cirrhosis worse than fatty liver?

Quick response Yes: Cirrhosis is advanced liver inflammation with the multitude of complications that you see with it and none of them are great to experience. Fatty live disease on the other is mild liver enzyme elevation that you see due to the deposition of fat in the liver. Tend to see it in heavier set people. ...Read more

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How can fatty liver cause cirrhosis?

How can fatty liver cause cirrhosis?

Inflammation: Fat in the liver, leads to inflammation of the liver, which with time will lead to scarring of the liver. Fat in the liver causes the exact same damage as alcohol does to the liver. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Diet-cirrhosis liver: Yes there is help. You must call your doctor because there are many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, and the diet recommendations can vary with the cause. Follow medical advice very carefully. ...Read more

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Can sleep problems be a sigh of cirrhosis?

Can sleep problems be  a sigh of cirrhosis?

Very few early signs: Sadly, many have no awareness until the liver is quite damaged and those symptoms incl appetite/weight loss - weakness and fatigue. But read this article and have an exam/lab tests if you are concerned. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/cirrhosis-discussions/general-support/3207200-your-earliest-signs-symptoms-of-liver-disease Best! ...Read more

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Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Is cherry hemangioma a symptom of cirrhosis?

Cherry hemangioma: Benign vascular growth on skin as opposed to spider angiomata associated with liver disease. ...Read more

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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Advanced: It means the liver is all scarred down. Stage 4 is the same as having cirrhosis. It is irreversible. If whatever is damaging the liver is not controlled, it can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

Tests: You need to see a doctor, and he can tell by some blood testing, liver imaging (ultrasound or ct scan usually). If unsure, a liver biopsy can be done, if needed. ...Read more

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Help please! is cirrhosis of the liver curable?

Not usually: Cirrhosis implies a permanent scar of the liver, but, the liver can repair itself to a remarkable degree. Talk with your doctor about this to help figure out what your situation is. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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