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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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    • Liver Disease Liver disease can be cause by a variety of things including infection (hepatitis), diseases such as gallstones, high cholesterol...learn more »
    • Gallstones Gallstones are stones that form when substances in the bile harden. Gallstones (formed in the gallbladder) can be as small as a...learn more »
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      Gallstones Article
      • Gallstones facts
      • What are gallstones?
      • What causes gallstones?
      • Who is at risk for gallstones?
      • What are the symptoms of gallstones?
      • What are the complications of gallstones?
      • What is the relationship of gallbladder sludge to gallstones?
      • How are gallstones diagnosed?
      • What are the potential pitfalls of diagnosing gallstones?
      • How are gallstones treated?
      • Can gallstones be prevented?
      • Can symptoms continue after gallstones are removed?
      • What is new with gallstones?
    • Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Thrombocytopenia refers to a decreased number of platelets in the blood. There are many causes of thrombocytopenia such as...learn more »
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      Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Article
      • Thrombocytopenia facts
      • What is thrombocytopenia?
      • What causes thrombocytopenia?
      • What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
      • When should I seek medical care for thrombocytopenia?
      • How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed?
      • How is thrombocytopenia treated?
      • What are the complications of thrombocytopenia?
      • Can thrombocytopenia be prevented?
    • Ascites Ascites, the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity is most commonly caused by cirrhosis of the liver. Some of the other...learn more »
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      Ascites Article
      • Ascites Facts
      • What is ascites?
      • What causes ascites?
      • What are the types of ascites?
      • What are the risk factors for ascites?
      • What are the symptoms of ascites?
      • When should I call my doctor about ascites?
      • How is ascites diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for ascites?
      • What are the complications for ascites?
      • Can ascites be prevented?
      • What is the outlook for ascites?
    • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
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      Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
      • Hepatitis C infection (HCV, hep C) facts
      • What is hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the nature (biology) of the hepatitis C virus?
      • How does liver damage occur in hepatitis C infection?
      • How is hepatitis C virus spread, is it contagious, and how can transmission be prevented?
      • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
      • What conditions outside the liver are associated with hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the usual progression of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the diagnostic tests for hepatitis C virus and how are they used to diagnose hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the role of a liver biopsy in the management of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • Who should receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the different patterns of response to antiviral treatment?
      • What are the goals of therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the therapy options for previously untreated patients with chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • How are relapses and nonresponders treated?
      • Should individuals with acute hepatitis C infection be treated?
      • What are the side effects of treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • What about liver transplantation for hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C infection?
    • Fatty Liver Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a wide spectrum of liver disease ranging from simple fatty liver (steatosis),...learn more »
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      Fatty Liver Article
      • Nonalcoholic fatty liver facts
      • What are nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis?
      • Why is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease important?
      • What causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
      • What is the difference between nonalcoholic fatty liver and steatohepatitis?
      • What is the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and diabetes?
      • What is the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the metabolic syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms of fatty liver?
      • How is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease diagnosed?
      • What are the other causes of fatty liver?
      • What are the complications of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
      • How is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treated?
      • Weight loss and exercise
      • Diet
      • Medications and other treatment options
      • Bariatric surgery
      • Liver transplant
      • What is the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease?
      • What diseases are associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
      • Does nonalcoholic fatty liver disease occur in children?

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