Cirrhosis refers to scarring of the liver as a result of damage to the liver by one of a number of different mechanisms. The scarring is accompanied by loss of functioning liver cells. Cirrhosis is usually a late-stage disease of the liver that is not reversible in severe cases.
Signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis
- include jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes),
- abdominal pain,
- loss of appetite,
- itching, and
- easy bruising.
Other associated symptoms can include
- water retention,
- vomiting blood,
- gastrointestinal bleeding,
- reduced hormone production,
- web-like swollen blood vessels in the skin,
- weight loss or gain,
- dark urine,
- shortness of breath, and
- generalized swelling in the body.
Cause of cirrhosis
Other cirrhosis symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Pain
- Dark Urine
- Easy Bruising
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Generalized Swelling in the Body
- Loss of Appetite
- Reduced Hormone Production
- Shortness of Breath
- Vomiting Blood
- Water Retention
- Web-like Swollen Blood Vessels in the Skin
- Weight Loss or Gain
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