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How to treat and prevent cirrhosis?

How to treat and prevent cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis is a chronic degenerative disease in which normal liver cells are damaged and are then replaced by scar tissue. This prevents the blood flow to the liver and a number of things like: removal of bacteria and toxins, bile … Read more

Cirrhosis : Treatment

Treatment All patients with cirrhosis can benefit from certain lifestyle changes, including: Stop drinking alcohol. Limit salt in the diet. Eat a nutritious diet. Get vaccinated for influenza, hepatitis A and hepatitis B, and pneumococcal pneumonia (if recommended by your … Read more

Cirrhosis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Symptoms may develop gradually, or there may be no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can include: Abdominal indigestion or pain Confusion or problems thinking Impotence, loss of interest in sex, and breast development (gynecomastia) in men … Read more

Cirrhosis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Cirrhosis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : Liver cirrhosis Definition Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function as a result of chronic liver disease. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Cirrhosis is caused by chronic liver disease. Common causes of chronic liver … Read more