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Doctor insights on: Final Stages Of Liver Cirrhosis

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I was told had very early stages of Liver Cirrhosis, is this terminal? Dr. said can live many many years with it, but I am terrified, and depression

I was told had very early stages of Liver Cirrhosis, is this terminal? Dr. said can live many many years with it, but I am terrified, and depression

Take care ofyourself: can the cause of cirrhosis be treated? (HCV, hemorchromatosis, etc?) stay as healthy as you can, active, with plenty of veggies on your plate - things can indeed stay stable for many years. but follow up with your doctors closely and do what you can to make sure things don't progress. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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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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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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What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. There are different causes and types of cirrhosis. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Depends on the cause: There have been deaths of heavy-drinking celebrities during their 20's. Mr. Mckernan died at age 26 of cirrhosis, probably from his alcohol use. If you believe you have something in your life that may be damaging your liver, please get with your physician -- we know many tricks that may help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with liver cirrhosis?

For what length of time can someone live with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The course of cirrhosis is variable in different people and it is not feasible to provide a timeline. See this site for more info. .http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What impact do you think liver cirrhosis can have on little children?

What impact do you think liver cirrhosis can have on little children?

A significant impact: Please ask your pediatrician. Your liver is the detoxifier for your body. Without a proper liver you will have toxins reside in your body for extended periods of time. ...Read more

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I vh liver cirrhosis....But one thing i m not clear......Liver cirrhosis person can get marry or not?...Plz give me the answer in simple worlds!

I vh liver cirrhosis....But one thing i m not clear......Liver cirrhosis person can get marry or not?...Plz give me the answer in simple worlds!

Can get married: People with liver cirrhosis get married, but they also need medical treatment for whatever is causing the cirrhosis. If it is alcoholism for instance, this needs help because continued drinking will shorten your life and your marriage. If hepatitis or other reasons, these need help also. Please discuss your particular case with your own physician -- you can get more individual answers that way. ...Read more

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How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Scar tissue in the liver as a result of different kinds of injuries. The significance is related to the chronicity for the injury and especially whether the injury is ongoing. ...Read more

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My dad was a drinker and died of liver cirrhosis. Could i be at risk?

My dad was a drinker and died of liver cirrhosis. Could i be at risk?

Yes if you drink alc: Usually alcoholism and alcoholic liver disease causes chronic damage to the liver that can lead to cirrhosis. If you drink alcohol a couple times per week, you as well as other people are at risk for developing cirrhosis. You have a higher risk because alcoholism runs in families. If you don't drink alcohol, you won't be at risk for cirrhosis from alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

What are the causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer?

Etoh, hepatitis, etc: Alcohol and hepatitis c are the most common causes of cirrhosis in the us. Worldwide, hepatitis b is #1 etiology. Other causes include toxins, heart failure, inflammatory autoimmune diseases, or unknown causes in about 30% of cases (idiopathic). Hepatocellular cancer (primary liver ca) can occur in long standing cirrhosis from any cause but more so in a background of hepatitis b or c infection. ...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?

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

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Is liver cirrhosis completely curable?

Is liver cirrhosis completely curable?

No: Some scarring will always remain even if you can remove the original cause (alcohol, hemochromatosis, wilson's, hepatitis b / c, autoimmunity). However, some cirrhotic livers have enough scar regression so that you can have a happy life. ...Read more