Top
10
Doctor insights on: Cirrhosis Support

Share
1

1
Why can't the liver be restored from cirrhosis damage?

Why can't the liver be restored from cirrhosis damage?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
For centuries children and adults did ok treating cirrhosis of the liver with home remedies. Why can't i?

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

3

3
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. ?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What is cirrhosis?

What is cirrhosis?

Liver damage: It means the liver is completely scarred. There are many causes of cirrhosis, and it is irreversible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What causes cirrhosis?

What causes cirrhosis?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is cirrhosis terminal?

Is cirrhosis terminal?

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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How do you define cirrhosis?

How do you define cirrhosis?

Scarring of liver: Damage of liver cells followed by scarring and haphazard/unorganised regrowth of liver cells.May cause multiple complications. ...Read more

10

10
Can somebody survive cirrhosis?

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