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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 w/nash?

What is cirrhosis w/nash?

Liver disease.: Nash is an acronym for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease where the organ becomes inflamed and infiltrated with fat. This pattern occurs in alcoholics, so nash is used to describe it is patients who do not drink. The cause is likely due to obesity, diabetes, & metabolic syndrome. If it progresses, it can lead to liver failure, a condition called cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more

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Do all alcoholics develop cirrhosis?

Do all alcoholics develop cirrhosis?

No: Many long term alcoholics do some damage to their livers and some more than others. For reasons that are not understood, a low percentage of alcoholics suffer little to no liver damage. Chronic alcohol use may adversely affect every organ in the body except the kideys. If you have ever been annoyed by someone criticizing your drinking, that is a strong indication of a problem. Tried aa? ...Read more

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Cirrhosis patient can live for 20 years?

Cirrhosis patient can live for 20 years?

It depends: Cirrhosis means that your liver is functioning at a very limited capacity, without replacing that liver with a new one " by a liver transplant" the chances of living 20 years are very slim, since the liver produces so many proteins that are essential to the human body. ...Read more

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Is Fibrosure useful for cirrhosis diagnosis?

Is Fibrosure useful for cirrhosis diagnosis?

Sometimes.: Is it useful in the diagnosis of cirrhosis? Sometimes. Is it diagnostic by itself? No. The diagnosis of cirrhosis is made through a combination of lab tests,radiological exams, and physical exam. If you are concerned, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Increased estrogen: Liver normally metabolizes estrogen. With cirrhosis, estrogen levels become elevated as liver cannot break it down. The production of prolactin is stimulated in the pituitary as a result of increased estrogen. ...Read more

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What is the typical progression of cirrhosis?

What is the typical progression of cirrhosis?

Progessive: Deterioration. Established cirrhosis generally progresses to liver failure. Early cirrhosis may stabilize with the cessation of causative agent. ...Read more

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Could alt elevated to 76 mean I have cirrhosis?

Could alt elevated to 76 mean I have cirrhosis?

Not per se: A person with cirrhosis could have an elevated ALT. However most people with mildly elevated ALT do not have cirrhosis. More information is need to evaluate you for cirrhosis and you should consult your doctor for a physical and may be addition tests, including imaging study. ...Read more

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Does steatohepatitis always lead to cirrhosis?

Does steatohepatitis always lead to cirrhosis?

Thank goodness no...: ...and its potentially reversible. See earlier HealthTap answers regarding the reversible causes of fatty liver please. ...Read more