life expectancy of liver cirrhosis

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Variable

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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
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How bad is stage 4 liver cirrhosis and what is the life expectancy?

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 4 liver cirrhosis?

Short and variable

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It is not feasible to predict with any degree of accuracy as to how long will a given individual with a given illness will live. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver
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Dr. Robert Rahimi answered:

What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

Depends

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What is life expectancy for liver cancer stage 4, cirrhosis from hepatitis c and developed lung and spline cancer, age is 70 ?

Unpredictable

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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.
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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? Thanks.

What Stage ?

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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.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?

How is your weight

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If you are doing all the good things you listed, make sure your BP and cholesterol are normal and your weight is in the healthy range.. Are you drinking alcohol excessively?
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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

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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.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No

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No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis B or C.
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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

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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
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