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My husband is in very early stages of stage 4 non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. His doctor told him to lose weight. What is his life expectancy?

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Dr. Walter Klein
Pathology
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In brief: Depends

Regarding his diagnosis, stage 1 is early and likely reversible with weight loss, excercise, and a good diet.
Avoiding alcohol abuse and getting vaccinated against hepatitis b is also as good idea. It is not end-stage liver disease. Life expectancy could be totally normal.

In brief: Depends

Regarding his diagnosis, stage 1 is early and likely reversible with weight loss, excercise, and a good diet.
Avoiding alcohol abuse and getting vaccinated against hepatitis b is also as good idea. It is not end-stage liver disease. Life expectancy could be totally normal.
Dr. Walter Klein
Dr. Walter Klein
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Cirrhosis

So many variables here.
Is he obese, diabetic, smoker, hypertensive, cardiac disease, immunocompromised, anemic, depressed, etc? If so, these provide a worse prognosis. Can't give a specific time.

In brief: Cirrhosis

So many variables here.
Is he obese, diabetic, smoker, hypertensive, cardiac disease, immunocompromised, anemic, depressed, etc? If so, these provide a worse prognosis. Can't give a specific time.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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