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Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C. This disease leads to abnormalities in the liver's ability to handle toxins and blood flow, causing internal bleeding, kidney failure, mental confusion, coma, body fluid accumulation, and frequent infections. Symptoms include yellowing of the skin, itching, and fatigue.

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    • Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) The hepatitis B virus (HBV, hep B) is a unique, coated DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. The course of...learn more »
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      Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Article
      • Hepatitis B facts
      • What is hepatitis?
      • How is the hepatitis B virus spread (transmitted)?
      • What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis B?
      • What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis B?
      • How is hepatitis B diagnosed?
      • What is the role of a liver biopsy in chronic hepatitis B?
      • What is the natural course of chronic hepatitis B?
      • What medications are used to treat hepatitis B?
      • What are the effects of alcohol on hepatitis B?
      • What are the effects of immunosuppressive medications on hepatitis B?
      • What is delta hepatitis?
      • What about co-infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus?
      • What happens in co-infection with hepatitis B virus and HIV?
      • What is the role of liver transplantation in hepatitis B?
      • What can be done to prevent hepatitis B?
      • What is new in the treatment of hepatitis B?
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      Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Treatment (PBC) Article
      • PBC facts
      • What treatments are used in patients with PBC?
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)
      • Colchicine
      • Immunosuppressive medications
      • Itching
      • Osteoporosis
      • Elevated serum cholesterol and xanthomas
      • Malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K)
      • Edema and ascites
      • Bleeding from varices
      • Hepatic encephalopathy
      • Hypersplenism
      • Sicca Syndrome
      • Raynaud's Phenomenon
      • Scleroderma
      • Gallstones
      • What is the role of liver transplantation in PBC?
      • What is the future for PBC?
    • Pleurisy (Pleuritis) Pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining around the lungs, is associated with sharp chest pain upon breathing in. Cough, chest...learn more »
    • Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from...learn more »
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      Insulin Resistance Article
      • Insulin resistance facts
      • What is insulin resistance?
      • What causes insulin resistance?
      • What is the relationship between insulin resistance and diabetes?
      • What medical conditions are associated with insulin resistance?
      • Who is at risk for insulin resistance?
      • How is insulin resistance diagnosed?
      • How is insulin resistance managed?
      • Lifestyle changes (diet, weight loss, exercise)
      • Medications
      • What's new in insulin resistance?
    • The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Digestion is the complex process of turning food you eat into the energy you need to survive. The digestive process also involves...learn more »
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      The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions) Article
      • Digestion definition
      • What is digestion?
      • The mouth
      • The pharynx and esophagus
      • The stomach and small intestine
      • The colon, rectum, and anus
      • Three accessory digestive organs (pancreas, liver, gallbladder)
    • Portal Hypertension Portal hypertension is most commonly caused by cirrhosis, a disease in which results from scarring of a liver injury. Other...learn more »
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      Portal Hypertension Article
      • What is portal hypertension?
      • What causes portal hypertension?
      • What are the symptoms of portal hypertension?
      • How is the diagnosis of portal hypertension made?
      • What is the treatment for portal hypertension?
      • What are the complications of portal hypertension?
      • Can portal hypertension be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for portal hypertension?

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