I wanted to know is cirrhosis the same as chronic liver failure?

Probably. we don't use 'chronic liver failure', really - vs very much do use acute liver failure. but yes, I would imagine they'd mean the same thing if someone has chosen to use this term.

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My father has liver cirrhosis, 2 tumors on his liver, hepatitis c-chronic, and beginning liver failure. How long does he have if he keeps drinking?

Cannot say but. His continuation of his drinking will continue to shorten the time he has remaining....especially 'quality' time. Read more...
Liver troubles. It sounds like your dad really needs some help there. If he has two tumors already, I hope the doctors following him have a plan. Obviously whatever your dad can do to help himself-- stop drinking-- would be opportune, although if he hasn't "seen the light" after these diagnoses, he may not be listening to anyone. Maybe it is time to have a talk about the "Big Picture"-hope his doc can b realistic. Read more...

Are liver failure and cirrhosis the same?

No. Liver failure means that the liver is no longer functioning effectively and there are many causes for this, including end-stage cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is extensive liver scarring which prevents the remaining area of viable tissue from providing effective functioning to meet the needs of the body. Two different pathophysiologic processes. Read more...
Liver insufficiency. Cirrhosis is a chronic condition & means that there is fibrosis constricting the arteries. Veins and billiary ducts of the liver causing dysfunction. Cirrhosis is the end of the spectrum of hepatitis b or c and alcoholism. Cirrhosis may degenerate in cancer of the liver too. Liver failure may be caused acutely by toxicity from drugs, medications, venoms, lack of circulation to the liver, injuries. Read more...

What is the main difference between acute liver failure and cirrhosis?

Differences. Main difference of acute liver failure and cirrhosis is that acute liver failure within very short period of time, somewhere between within one week to 26 weeks. Cirrhosis usually occurs over period of years. Other important point about acute liver failure is that life expectancy without liver transplant is extremely short (usually days to week). Read more...

What can you tell me about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary. Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. Read more...

Can you tell me some information about end stage liver failure/end stage liver cirrhosis?

Can vary. Cirrhosis can lead to complications like fluid build up in your abdomen (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices that can bleed, and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms and discuss liver transplantation. Read more...

What can I do if my dad has end-stage liver disease/ liver failure (cirrhosis) how long does he have?

Difficult to predict. Future, but these are serious conditions. A lot depends on cause of his liver disease and if it is treatable and his response to treatment. I have long since given up on trying to predict future transplant is option if it is not malignancy. Best of luck. Read more...