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What are the reasons for a cirrhosis of the liver?
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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Several
In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease.
Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

In brief: Several
In us there most common causes of cirrhosis are heavy alcohol use, hepatitis c and fatty liver disease.
Hepatitis b is somewhat uncommon, because of universal vaccination, easy to treat and control the virus. It is more commonly seen in asian-american population. Fatty liver disease can occur because of obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
In the US, alcoholic cirrhosis is the most common.
Other causes are hepatitis B and C, primary biliary cirrhosis, and a variety of uncommon diseases (hemochromatosis - iron overload, Wilson disease - copper overload, sclerosing cholangitis, chronic infections, etc. In some cases, a cause is not found (we call that idiopathic).

In brief: Many
In the US, alcoholic cirrhosis is the most common.
Other causes are hepatitis B and C, primary biliary cirrhosis, and a variety of uncommon diseases (hemochromatosis - iron overload, Wilson disease - copper overload, sclerosing cholangitis, chronic infections, etc. In some cases, a cause is not found (we call that idiopathic).
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cirrhosis
The most common cause of cirrhosis of the liver is a result of alcohol abuse.
Hepatitis (b and c) is the next most likely cause. There are additional and more rare causes as well. If you had a study such as an ultrasound or ct scan that indicated an abnormal appearing liver or had bloodwork that indicated that you had abnormal lft's i recommend you see a local gastroenterologist for a work up.

In brief: Cirrhosis
The most common cause of cirrhosis of the liver is a result of alcohol abuse.
Hepatitis (b and c) is the next most likely cause. There are additional and more rare causes as well. If you had a study such as an ultrasound or ct scan that indicated an abnormal appearing liver or had bloodwork that indicated that you had abnormal lft's i recommend you see a local gastroenterologist for a work up.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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In brief: Hepatitis,obesity
Obesity, hepatitis the most common.

In brief: Hepatitis,obesity
Obesity, hepatitis the most common.
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
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