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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is cirrhosis of the liver?

A condition where normal liver is permanently damaged and replaced with scar issue. There are many different causes including infections, alcohol abuse and diabetes.

Symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver

  • History of liver problems

  • Skin or eyes turning yellow

  • Problems with liver function on the latest blood test

  • Palm redness

  • Fatigue

  • Area below the left lower ribs feels stretched or swollen.

  • Swelling of the arms or hands

  • Swelling of any body part

Questions your doctor may ask to check for cirrhosis of the liver

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose cirrhosis of the liver

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with liver problems?

  • Have you noticed your eyes or skin are turning yellow?

  • Have you been diagnosed with liver abnormalities on the most recent blood test?

  • Do you have redness of the palms?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

Treatment for cirrhosis of the liver

The condition itself cannot be reversed. Treatment aim to slow down the damage and manage symptoms. This is done through lifestyle changes like decreasing alcohol consumption, medications to control water retention, and regular liver cancer screening. In severe cases, a liver transplant may be the only effective treatment.

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