Is there any treatmemt for liver chirrosis aside from liver transplantation?

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.
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.
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.

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Can there be some permanent treatmemt for liver chirrosis apart from liver transplantation?

Unfortunately no. Liver cirrhosis is due to irreversible changes in the liver. Care by a liver specialist can help in moderating the deterioration. Read more...
Maybe in future? Cirrhosis of the liver is the end result of damage to the cells of the liver. When healthy cells die, scar tissue is formed in their place. Cirrhosis becomes clinically evident when the amount of liver damage surpasses the liver's ability to repair itself and regenerate new liver cells. There is no supportive or replacement therapy yet available. Researchers are interested in finding a solution. Read more...

Diet for liver in case of cirrhosis stage b. Would you recommend liver transplant or notnot?

Doubt transplant. It is doubtful a child's b cirrhotic would get a liver. Most pt's are much sicker, usually child's c, to get listed. However, most are scored using a meld not pugh now. Diet and nutrition are major factors in long term health for cirrhotic patients. If cirrhosis is from alcohol, then abstinence is mandatory. Several studies have suggested that increased branched chaing Amino Acids are helpful. Read more...
See ur hepatologist. Diet for patients with liver disease in part depends on the cause of liver disease. In general, avoid things that can further aggravate liver injury, such as alcohol. Reduce fatty food intake, go easy on salt and watch protein intake. Eat smaller amounts more frequently. The decision regarding transplant depends on the cause of liver disease and symptoms. You should see a liver doctor. Read more...

How much drinking would it take to get cirrhosis and need a liver transplant?

Depends... Upon a number of factors including one's individual metabolism of the ethanol, how much binging is done, and whether other causes of liver disease are present such as chronic hepatitis c. Read more...

Can you tell me if someone has cirrhosis and needs a liver transplant, how successful is the surgery?

Very successful. There are about 6, 000 liver transplants done in the us each year. The results for cirrhosis are quite good with nearly 90% survival 1 year, 70% at 5 years, and 50% at 10 years. If the cirrhosis was due to alcohol related liver disease, of course this is limited to those recovered alcoholics. Read more...

If someone has de compensating cirrhosis, what is the average lifespan if the person does not get a liver transplant?

Depends. If ascites and edema, elevated bilirubin and especially upper gastrointestinal bleeding occur, the average lifespan is less than a year. However, alcoholic cirrhosis can be treated with steroids in some cases, and this may prolong life. There are other things to reduce bleeding, and decrease edema etc., treat other symptoms (itching) that may improve lifespan and quality of life some. Stop alcohol. Read more...

Diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2009 taking lactulose & Lasix (furosemide) what is my prognosis without liver transplant?

Many variables. It depends on the cause of the cirrhosis (alcohol, hepatitis c, etc.), the degree of scarring and degree of inflammation (all on biopsy), serum Albumin concentration and if blood clotting tests are normal or abnormal. The cause of the cirrhosis and degree of synthetic function (albumin and clotting factors) are the most important variables. Have a long talk with your gastroenterologist. Read more...
Cirrhosis. You should be on spironolactone than lasix (furosemide). Talk to your doctor about this. The prognosis depends on each patient. Some people live long without requiring liver transplant but some people need it sooner. Read more...