What would the life expectancy of a patient with alcoholic liver cirrhosis be?

Depends. People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver.

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Age 58, non-alcoholic. Have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive. Still have 40% liver working. It can be stable always or what is life expectancy?

Highly variable. Portal hypertension is secondary to cirrhosis and does not cause it. Your life expectancy and stability are dependent upon the cause of your liver damage and whether or not the active disease has been interrupted by therapy. Good luck. Read more...
Take care ofyourself. If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. get the underlying cause treated if possible (?HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'. Read more...

What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone (spironolactone)? Thanks.

What Stage ? Life expectancy depends on what stage is the disease , is it irreversible, what is meld score need inr, creatinine & bilurubin levels to access ( model for end stage liver disease ) presence of active hep b or c eso. Varices etc . Based on info appear to be stage iii or IV if untreated not much time left , need liver transplantation. Meld score to put on waiting list. Read more...

Can you tell me about life of patients with ascites and liver cirrhosis of grade iv?

Complicated. Patients with liver cirrhosis develop many complications since the presence of ascites means that there is portal hyperteinsion in the venous system draining the bowel with nutrients heading to the liver. Such patients can go into liver failure and coma or develop complications from portal hypertension such as esophageal varices. A shunt has to be performed to lessen or eliminate the problem. Read more...

I'm online now. Type your question here. I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please sources of food to improve the albumin?

Food's not the key. You can eat as much of whatever you want and it won't improve your serum albumin until your liver recovers. Your liver makes albumin out of protein in your diet and it's doing the best it can. Most cirrhosis can be at least partially reversed if the cause is eliminated -- whether it is virus, alcohol, iron overload, or Wilson's. Best wishes. Read more...