1 doctor weighed in:
My 75 year old brother has cirrhosis of the liver, what now?
1 doctor weighed in

Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Cirrhosis is ESLD
Is esld=end-stage liver disease.
By definition, much of his liver has now been replaced by dead scar tissue & will likely not repair itself. Just a few esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. May stay compensated if no alcohol.

In brief: Cirrhosis is ESLD
Is esld=end-stage liver disease.
By definition, much of his liver has now been replaced by dead scar tissue & will likely not repair itself. Just a few esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. May stay compensated if no alcohol.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
6M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors