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Can father doner liver for your son with liver cirrhosis but father carry this disease ?

Can father doner liver for your son with liver cirrhosis but father carry this disease ?

Not contagious: If tissue matches father can donate , part of his healthy liver to the son , of course he should have non cirrhotic liver , cirrhosis is not transmitted genetically , and not contagious. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis Of The Liver (Definition)

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the final phase ...Read more

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If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

If I have cirrhosis, is there anything that I can do to reverse it?

Maybe - HCV: There are reported data showing pathologic reversal of cirrhosis in patients with hcv after treatment, but for the most part it is not reversible. ...Read more

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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

Read labels and avoid medications that go through your liver
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Do not drink alcohol
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Eat healthy and keep routine doctor appointments with lab work
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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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Is it possible for a person do die from cirrhosis?

Is it possible for a person do die from cirrhosis?

Yes: Cirrhosis is often a fatal condition. The only cure for cirrhosis is liver transplantation. ...Read more

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Living with Cirrhosis (Checklist)

See your liver specialist
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Follow recommended therapy carefully
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Avoid shellfish and raw seafood
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How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

How do I know whether I have cirrhosis if I feel well?

Bx or Radiology: Dr hack is correct, with liver biopsy being a common means to diagnosis cirrhosis. However there are findings radiographicaly (ct, us or nuclear) that can suggest cirrhosis in which pathologic confirmation is not necessary. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

What's the most effective way to treat cirrhosis?

Liver transplant: It also depends on the cause. Liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can reverse with medication. Hepatitis c on the other hand rarely reverses from cirrhosis to a non-cirrhotic state. A liver transplant is the ultimate cure for cirrhosis, but not everybody is a candidate for liver transplant. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

See your liver specialist regularly
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Take prescribed medications carefully
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Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

Do only heavy drinkers have to worry about cirrhosis?

No: Obesity is quickly becoming an increased risk and overtaking alcoholism as a leading cause of cirrhosis. Obesity inflames the liver causes fatty liver, hepatitis which can lead to . Other causes can be infection such a hepatitis b or c. Certain genetic disorders as well. And occasionally toxic reactions to medications. ...Read more

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