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Cirrhosis of Liver: Diagnosis and Cur

About


Prolonged damage to the liver due to multiple causes which lead to scarring and liver malfunctioning.

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver where the hard scar tissue replaces healthy soft tissue. [3]

-It requires an immediate medical diagnosis.
-Although treatment might improve the condition, it cannot cure the patient completely.
-It involves lab test, MRI, MRE, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and Biopsy.
-More common in women than in men.
-It is chronic.

Prolonged alcoholism and Hepatitis causes cirrhosis of the liver. Whenever the liver is injured, it tries to repair itself by forming scar tissues. Cirrhosis leads to the formation of more scars, and this hinders the functioning of the liver. Advanced liver cirrhosis can even cause death.

Ages affected- Liver cirrhosis is common in the age group of 19-40. It can even occur in people in the age group of 40-60. However, the people who are above 60 years of age are more prone to liver cirrhosis.


Symptoms


People may experience
Intense pain- abdominal area
Loss of appetite, weight loss, and weakness
Anorexia
Itchy skin
Jaundice- yellow eyes and skin
Dark stool or blood vomit


Treatment


Self-care: Stopping the consumption of alcohol, eating a balanced diet, exercising properly and getting vaccinated against Hepatitis B and C can prevent cirrhosis or slow down its progress.

Medications: Based on your condition, your doctor may prescribe you intravenous antibiotics and beta blockers.

Specialists: You should consult a Hepatologist or Gastroenterologist for your condition. At mfine, we cater to all your health concerns. Contact us to receive quality healthcare from the best medical practitioners.

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