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.

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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...
Many causes. most common causes are alcohol, viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C), obesity and diabetes (which cause non-alcoholic steatohepatitis). Other rare causes are: hemochromatosis, autoimmune diseases, etc. Read more...