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Is there any treatmemt for liver chirrosis aside from liver transplantation ?
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Dr. Stephen Cheng
Surgery - Transplant
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
Cirrhosis means extensive (stage iv) scarring of the liver which is mostly irreversible.
Long standing cirrhosis leads to portal hypertension which leads to complications such as ascites, varices & bleeding, big spleen & low platelets, etc. Treatments such as diuretics & shunts can help manage these symptoms & complications, but only liver transplantation can eliminate them for good.

In brief: Yes and no
Cirrhosis means extensive (stage iv) scarring of the liver which is mostly irreversible.
Long standing cirrhosis leads to portal hypertension which leads to complications such as ascites, varices & bleeding, big spleen & low platelets, etc. Treatments such as diuretics & shunts can help manage these symptoms & complications, but only liver transplantation can eliminate them for good.
Dr. Stephen Cheng
Dr. Stephen Cheng
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Few
Prolonged palliation is possible by changing life style, diet, no alcohol no drug abuse , treating infections like hep c if related, parasites etc but no cure with out liver transplantation.

In brief: Few
Prolonged palliation is possible by changing life style, diet, no alcohol no drug abuse , treating infections like hep c if related, parasites etc but no cure with out liver transplantation.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
In brief: No definitive care
Cirrhosis of the liver is a terminal disease and there is no definitive cure except for liver transplant.
However, many people live for years with cirrhosis. The patient should be followed closely by a specialist in liver disease to optimize the patient's liver function and quality of life. Ultimately, the patient should be evaluated and listed for transplant, if possible.

In brief: No definitive care
Cirrhosis of the liver is a terminal disease and there is no definitive cure except for liver transplant.
However, many people live for years with cirrhosis. The patient should be followed closely by a specialist in liver disease to optimize the patient's liver function and quality of life. Ultimately, the patient should be evaluated and listed for transplant, if possible.
Dr. Richard Mangus
Dr. Richard Mangus
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