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Cirrhosis- Know all about it

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Cirrhosis is a chronic liver damage condition which can lead to scarring and liver failure.


About 1 in 400 adults in the United States have Cirrhosis. It is the 12th leading cause for deaths in the States. [4]


Cirrhosis is:
- Treatable, but condition cannot be cured
- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging often required
- Can last for years or lasts for a lifetime


Cirrhosis may take years to develop without showing any active symptoms and cause serious damage to the liver. Though in the long run, it can lead to permanent liver failure.


Symptoms


The common symptoms of Cirrhosis include:
- Pain in the abdomen
- Bleeding
- Dark stool
- Fluid in the abdomen
- Nausea
- Fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen blood vessels
- Yellow skin and eyes
- Weight gain or loss
- Breast enlargement
- Swollen veins in the oesophagus


Treatment


Self-care:
Controlling diet in which there is not much consumption of any form of Sodium and also avoiding alcohol are the primary methods to cure this condition. Prior vaccination of Hepatitis B and C can also be effective to prevent the development of this disease.


Medication:
Doctors may prescribe beta blockers, banding procedures, intravenous antibiotics, hemodialysis, lactulose and a low protein diet. The last resort to cure this condition could be a liver transplant.


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