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Restructured: Once cirrhosis has taken place, the blood vessels in the liver are totally re-routed away from where they can best bring blood to the liver cells. There's also a barrier of scar blocking access of blood to most of the liver cells. Liver cells grow back faster than hair. Scar doesn't heal fully, either in the liver or on the scalp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For centuries children and adults did ok treating cirrhosis of the liver with home remedies. Why can't i?
Really????: I'm not sure what you mean when you say they "did ok" but if that means a slow, painful death, then yes, they did "ok!" i'm not trying to be combative but things like milk thistle and homeopathy does not treat cirrhosis. On any level. In fact, we still cannot cure most cases of cirrhosis but we can manage it better than ever w/the right meds. Please, if you haven't yet, please see a real doctor! ...Read more
How long can a person with cirrhosis live who still drinks alcohol daily, doesn't eat very much or some days doesn't eat at all.
Cannot say...: ...Conservative estimate would be weeks, but could continue on for years. We were designed with fragility and resiliency. Other medical issues, extent of cirrhosis (the yellow indicates severe) and compliance with treatment (even while drinking). Info provided suggests several days to few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most common alcohol: Most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol. Other causes included virsus such as hepatitis. There is also non alcoholic casuse aka nash. Other causes include billiary cirrhosis where bile backs up in the liver. Overall the liver eventually becomes fibrotic and no longer functions. This in itself leads to many other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Cirrhosis can be "compensated" or decompensated-- like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), bleeding varices, liver cancer (hcc). You could have easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) as well. With some of the above, life expectancy can be lower, but transplant can fix this! see a liver doctor who can discuss the above with you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For how long?: Cirrhosis is irreversible liver disease, though it may remain in a compensated state for a few years. It also depends on the cause of cirrhosis and associated pathology. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more