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Life Expectancy Of Liver Cirrhosis
I need life expectancy for liver cirrhosis. He has hep c with an enlarged liver and fluid around it.
Difficult to say: With the approval of the latest round of hep C medicines, hep C has become a potentially treatable illness, sometimes even in the face of known cirrhosis. He needs to see a good hepatologist ASAP. In the meantime, no alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or shellfish. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Variable: The life expectancy is very variable and depends on the cause and stage of cirrhosis, state of compensation, development of malignancy etc. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about life expectancy for a given patient. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more
Stage 4=cirrhosis: The prognosis of cirrhosis is highly variable since it is influenced by a number of factors, including etiology, severity, presence of complications, and comorbid diseases. Scoring systems are available to give you an idea of life expectancy but are far from exact. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. ...Read more
Age 58, non-alcoholic.have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive.still have 40% liver working.it can be stable always or what is life expectancy?
Take care ofyourself: If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. get the underlying cause treated if possible (?HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone (spironolactone)? Thanks.
What Stage ?: Life expectancy depends on what stage is the disease , is it irreversible, what is meld score need inr, creatinine & bilurubin levels to access ( model for end stage liver disease ) presence of active hep b or c eso. Varices etc . Based on info appear to be stage iii or IV if untreated not much time left , need liver transplantation. Meld score to put on waiting list. ...Read more
What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis C and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?
Unpredictable: It is not possible to provide a time line as tumors and patients all behave differently. However, the clinical picture you provided is of a terminally ill patient. ...Read more
Complicated: Patients with liver cirrhosis develop many complications since the presence of ascites means that there is portal hyperteinsion in the venous system draining the bowel with nutrients heading to the liver. Such patients can go into liver failure and coma or develop complications from portal hypertension such as esophageal varices. A shunt has to be performed to lessen or eliminate the problem. ...Read more
58years, had liver cirrhosis in2006, I was put under steroids, have to continue steroids as per doctor for life, but I keep gaining weight due to the same?
See liver specialist: Agree with dr. Abe; sounds like autoimmune hepatitis. Meds may be able to be adjusted. On 6mp (steroid sparing), Budesonide (steroid with fewer systemic effects)? Watching diet, weight as best you can> avoiding alcohol? Liver specialist (hepatologist) may be able to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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