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
Among the causes of cirrhosis are hepatitis B, hepatitis C, fatty liver, alcohol abuse, toxins, and autoimmune diseases.
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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