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What is cirrhosis of the liver?

What is cirrhosis of the liver?

Scars in the liver: Chronic inflammation of liver cells can result in permanent scarring to develop in the liver. This is called cirrhosis. Common causes are excess alcohol intake, viral hepatitis infection, certain drugs and hereditary diseases. Blood tests to check liver function and ultrasound examination can help evaluate the overall health of the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

How does cirrhosis affect my liver?

Scarring: Scarring of the liver impairs blood flow (the liver acts as a kind of filter to remove toxins from the blood) which can lead to swelling of the legs and abdomen. ...Read more

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What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

What causes cirrhosis of the liver?

Agree but also...: Other causes of cirrhosis can be metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. ...Read more

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What leads to cirrhosis of the liver?

Many Things: Hepatitis c, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse are the most common causes. Other causes include blockage of the bile duct can cause biliary cirrhosis, inherited diseases such as: cystic fibrosis glycogen storage diseases, Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, and wilson's disease. ...Read more

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What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Many causes: The top 2 causes are viral (hepatitis B or C) or alcohol related. Other causes include, metabolic, genetic, and autoimmune causes. Please see a liver doctor who can test you for the different causes and manage your symptoms. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of cirrhosis of liver?

Common symptoms of cirrhosis of 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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What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

What can cause cirrhosis of the liver?

Alcohol & viruses: Alcohol abuse, infection with hepatitis viruses b and c and more recently, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (associated with obesity) are the common causes. Others being biliary obstruction, primary biliary cirrhosis, schistosomiasis, hemochromatosis, Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency and wilson disease etc. ...Read more

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How does cirrhosis of the liver develop?

How does cirrhosis of the liver develop?

Many things: Cirrhosis is a scarring of liver tissue that results from chronic liver disease and leads to a decline in liver function. The most common causes of cirrhosis include chronic alcohol use, hepatitis b and c, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Autoimmune disorders, medications, metabolic disorders, and biliary disorders may also lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Some symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver?

Quite a few: When cirrhosis is well established patients develop portal hypertension (high pressure in the veins in stomach, spleen, and intestines) and blood is shunted away from the liver. Patients then develop ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), enlarged spleen and low platelet count, encephalopathy (confusion), and varices (enlarged veins inside stomach and esophagus) which can lead to massive bleeding. ...Read more

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What can lead to cirrhosis of the liver?

What can lead to cirrhosis of the liver?

Hepatitis, alcohol: Cirrhosis is mainly fibrosis formation on liver (scarring of the liver tissue).Multiple medical conditions can lead to cirrhosis, among the most common are viral hepatitis mainly the chronic type: hepatitis b and c, other common causes are alcohol abuse and less common: hereditary metabolic conditions like wilson disease (cooper deposits) and hemochromatosis iron deposits in liver ; medications. ...Read more

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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 the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

What are the stages of cirrhosis of liver?

Four stages: Initial
firbosis
cirrhosis
final

there is a good article at
livestrong. Com/article/four-stages-liver-disease/. ...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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Tell me symptoms for cirrhosis of the liver?

Tell me symptoms for 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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Any home remedies for cirrhosis of the liver?

Any home remedies for cirrhosis of the liver?

No "home remedies": There is no "home remedies" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and signs/symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more

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Cirrhosis of the liver and a cold, what to do?

Gentle cold tips.: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...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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Home remedies to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

Home remedies to treat cirrhosis of the liver?

None known to me: Cirrhosis is considered irreversible in its advanced stages, but the exact point at which it becomes irreversible is unclear. Treatment objectives include slowing or reversing the progression of liver disease, preventing superimposed insults to the liver (alcohol cessation), preventing and treating any complications, and determining the appropriateness and best timing for liver transplantation. ...Read more

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How can diet alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

How can diet alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

It can't: No diet will reverse the fibrotic changes of cirrhosis. I would recommend a well balanced healthy diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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For cirrhosis of the liver, does it cause pain?

For cirrhosis of the liver, does it cause pain?

Yes, it can: Cirrhosis of the liver may be associated with abdominal pain from tense ascites or bacterial peritonitis. Pain may also occur from the complications of this disease. See this site for info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...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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How does someone develop cirrhosis of the liver?

How does someone develop cirrhosis of the liver?

Usually inflammation: By having chronic inflammation of the liver - due to viral hepatitis, alcohol, excessive fat or autoimmune diseases. This results in scarring = cirrhosis. ...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 is the last stage of cirrhosis of the liver?

Liver Disease: I think you may be mixing up your words and diagnoses. The last stage of cirrhosis is death. That is why everything possible is done before one get's to this last stage. Now, what were you really asking? ...Read more

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What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?

Several: In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease. Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is cirrhosis of the liver considered very serious?

Is cirrhosis of the liver considered very serious?

Extremely: Unless the cause is identified and can be treated, or a transplant is available, it will eventually kill the owner of the liver. And the process will not be pleasant. If this is someone you love and he/she refuses to stop drinking, there is nothing more you can do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What effects does cirrhosis have outside the liver?

What effects does cirrhosis have outside the liver?

Many: The liver makes a number of substances, like the protein Albumin in our blood, clotting factors to allow our blood to clot ok, and it "detoxes" us from toxins we either take in or make naturally. Without it working well, protein levels go down, we accumulate toxins, and we have abnormal bruising/bleeding. It also backs up pressure into veins that can bleed in the gullet, causes edema and abd fluid. ...Read more

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Is it painful when you have cirrhosis of the liver?

No: Cirrhosis of the liver is generally painless but it is a severe life threatening condition most frequently caused by alcoholism or chronic viral hepatitis. ...Read more

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