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Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

Pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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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?

Can vary: Cirrhosis can be asymptomatic in some but in others symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...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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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?

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