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Help please! is cirrhosis of the liver curable?

Help please! is cirrhosis of the liver curable?

Not usually: Cirrhosis implies a permanent scar of the liver, but, the liver can repair itself to a remarkable degree. Talk with your doctor about this to help figure out what your situation is. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 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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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

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Is mild diffuse infiltration fatty liver bad? Is it early stages? Can it turn into cirrhosis? Is it curable?

See answer: Fatty liver or hepatic steatosis is not uncommon, and occurs often in people who may be overweight. It can be reversed by losing weight and watching your diet with decreased fats. Rarely will this turn into cirrhosis, but you certainly do not want to drink alcohol all the time and/or take medications that go through the liver (like tylenol) often. Have lft's monitored with a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are tests of cirrhosis of the liver?

Biopsy: Blood tests and imaging studies can suggest a diagnosis of cirrhosis, confirmation requires biopsy (usually needle biopsy) and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

This depends: as Patients with compensated cirrhosis may have no symptoms. However, by the time symptoms develop they have what is called decompensated cirrhosis and can develop abdominal distention from development of abdominal ascites, lower extremity edema, yellowing of the yes, gastrointestinal bleeding from esophageal or gastric varices, confusion or coma, muscle mass loss, infections etc. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Cirrhosis of the liver is an effect of what?

Any chronic process: Anything which causes repeat episodes or continuous episodes of inflammation of the liver over long time periods can produce cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, isolating segments of liver cells from the circulation and impairing their function, to the extent that the liver can no longer perform its duties. This includes infections, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and so on. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have cirrhosis of the liver?

Scarring of the live: Cirrhosis of the liver refers to scarring and distortion of the architecture of the liver cells. Cirrhosis is the end result of an insult to the liver by infections like viruses, or substance like toxins, chemicals, medicines, or in some cases the result of heredity or autoimmunity. Patients with cirrhosis may develop liver failure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Cirrhosis: Weakness, decreased appetite, weight loss, nose bleeds. More serious are jaundice, confusion, impotence, swelling of abdomen & legs. ...Read more

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Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Iwhat are the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Variable: Usually asymptotic at first but as synthetic dysfunction occur patients may notice jaundice, swelling of belly or legs, confusion, bruising, throwing up blood. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

What's the safest way to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

No real treatment : mostly management of symptoms. sometimes things can regress with viral therapy or cessation of alcohol. antifibrotic treatments are in active research, as well. ...Read more

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Is cirrhosis of the liver considered the worst way to die?

Not the worst: If you've ever watched "the tudors" or "braveheart, " you'll see that there are worse ways to die. Cirrhosis is no picnic though, especially when complicated by ascites (fluid in the abdomen) and esophageal varices (which can cause massive GI bleeding), hepatic encephalopathy is less unpleasant, as it causes progressive somnolence and eventual coma. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

What are symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver that are terminal?

Cirrhosis signs: End stage cirrhosis usually presents with jaundice, ascites, varices, bleeding, or profound weakness. It can be managed with palliative care and/or hospice. ...Read more

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How serious is stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Advanced: It means the liver is all scarred down. Stage 4 is the same as having cirrhosis. It is irreversible. If whatever is damaging the liver is not controlled, it can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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What happens during stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

What happens during stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

Need more info: Stage 3 = bridging fibrosis (scarring of the liver) which is the stage before cirrhosis = stage 4, so stage 3 is not cirrhosis, however you could have had complications like fluid build up (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), vomiting blood (esophageal varices) that might make your "stage 3" an underestimate (meaning you might be close to stage 4). Discuss with your liver doctor! ...Read more

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Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Explain the condition called cirrhosis of the liver.?

Advanced scarring : most of the liver tissue has been replaced by scar. can lead to various end-stage complications like encephalopathy, ascites, varices and liver cancer. ...Read more

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What to tell me about stage 3 cirrhosis of the liver?

See below: Different people have different course, but cirrhosis is a progressive illness without well described stage that are accepted by medical community. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

How bad is your drinking to get cirrhosis of the liver?

Can't predict: Chronic heavy alcohol intake puts you at risk for cirrhosis. But there is no magic number as to when it will cause cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

What are the symptoms of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver?

Depends: Stage 4 is a histological (microscopic) term that denotes the presence of established cirrhosis in the liver. Cirrhosis itself may be asymptomatic or may develop symptoms of liver failure, such as jaundice, ascites, bleeding or encephalopathy, among others. ...Read more

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