What Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

What Is Cirrhosis of the Liver?

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Our liver is an important organ of the body. It is located in the upper right side of abdomen and below the ribs. Liver cirrhosis is severe scarring of liver tissue mainly at the final stages of chronic liver diseases. It is a leading cause of death in worldwide.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cirrhosis?

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cirrhosis?

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The main function of our liver is to purify the blood, break down toxins and protein production. When the liver is unable to perform these functions due to cirrhosis, various symptoms may appear. The symptoms are not very obvious until the disease is advanced. These symptoms are generally non-specific.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Cirrhosis?

How Do Doctors Diagnose Cirrhosis?

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The normal functioning of liver is affected by liver cirrhosis. The diagnosis of liver cirrhosis begins with a detailed medical history and identification of any risk factors that make the person susceptible to cirrhosis. Your doctor may ask about symptoms and rule out the possibility of any other problem.

What are the Complications of Cirrhosis?

What are the Complications of Cirrhosis?

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The functioning of your liver is affected in cirrhosis. Even if the existing cells are able to make new cells which can function to maintain the basic processes in the liver, the condition is not good. Reduction in the number of liver cells and its capability to produce and break down substances is affected with cirrhosis.

What are the Causes of Cirrhosis of Liver?

What are the Causes of Cirrhosis of Liver?

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Cirrhosis is a chronic condition that is caused mainly by disease or injury to your liver. The process is slow and it takes time to reach severe condition like cirrhosis and cause liver failure. Chronic alcoholism is the main cause of cirrhosis and liver failure all over the world.