Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Cirrhosis refers to a long-term and chronic liver problem, which indicates scarring of the normal liver tissues and prevents liver, the important organ of a human body from doing its regular functions. In case the damage does not stop, the liver suffers its majority of abilities related to doing normal functions gradually leading to the condition of liver failure or end-stage of the liver problem.

Symptoms of Cirrhosis

A large number of individuals suffering from the problem of cirrhosis do not deal with any symptom during the initial phases of the problem. However, if symptoms take place, they occur because of two reasons-

  • Gradual liver failure to carry out regular functions
  • Distortion of the regular size and shape of the liver because of scaring tissues
  • Cirrhosis mainly has two major symptoms, which include
  • Fatigue, tiredness, or exhaust feelings
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Appetite loss resulting in weight loss
  • Loss of sexual drive

Symptoms do not take place until and unless Cirrhosis sets properly. Even a large number of individuals fail to identify the problem until and unless they experience complications in the form of-

  • Jaundice i.e. yellowing of eyes and skin because of the deposition of billirubin pigment in the respective tissues.
  • Vomiting, fever and diarrhea
  • Itching caused due to the deposition in the skin of various products associated with bile breakdown procedure
  • Pain in the abdominal region because of gallstones formation or liver enlargement
  • Bloating or swelling in the abdominal region because of the retention of fluid

Causes of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis takes place because of various health conditions and diseases, among which common causes are-

  • Chronic abuse to alcohol
  • Chronic viral hepatitis i.e. hepatitis B and hepatitis C
  • Accumulation of fat in liver i.e. nonalcoholic fatty type of liver disease

Other causes of the problem of cirrhosis include-

  • Formation of iron in one’s body
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Accumulation of copper in the human liver
  • Poor formation of bile ducts
  • Inherited diseases or disorders related to metabolism of sugar
  • Genetic type of digestive disorder
  • Liver problem caused because of weak immune system of one’s body
  • Bile ducts destruction
  • Scarring and hardening of bile ducts
  • Cirrhosis because of medications and infections

What is The Survival Rate of Cirrhosis of The Liver?

What is The Survival Rate of Cirrhosis of The Liver?

Survival rate or recovery of patients suffering from Cirrhosis depends on the exact cause of your Cirrhosis and their abilities to prevent the respective cause or Cirrhosis condition.

Best ways related to avoiding the condition of Cirrhosis lies in avoiding various underlying conditions, which cause the respective problem. These include-

  • Stay fully aware of various risk factors for both hepatitis B and hepatitis C, while avoid them, as much as you can
  • Strictly avoid various risk behaviors, which include abuse of alcohol, use of IV drug and sexual intercourse without protection
  • Drink or intake alcohol in moderate amount only

Develop a few essential healthy habits, including avoiding the usage of tobacco. In addition, you should make sure to have a healthy and balanced diet, while involve in various physical activities. Moreover, you should have rest and make sure to maintain your body weight within the healthy range.

If you are already suffering from any liver problem, you should make sure to discuss about it with your doctor/health care provider before you should take any supplement of vitamin. Reason for this is that large doses of minerals and vitamins, particularly, copper, iron, or vitamin A make your liver damage worse.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: October 17, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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