Posts Tagged ‘cirrhosis’

What Is Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis?

What Is Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis? The liver is a large organ with an important job in your body. It filters the blood of toxins, breaks down proteins, and creates bile to help the body absorb fats. When a person drinks alcohol heavily over the course of decades, the body starts to replace the liver’s healthy…

Read More

What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis?

Cryptogenic cirrhosis is a condition that impairs liver function. People with this condition develop irreversible liver disease caused by scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), typically in mid- to late adulthood. The liver is a part of the digestive system that helps break down food, store energy, and remove waste products, including toxins. Minor damage to…

Read More

Cirrhosis Life Expectancy

This article is quite correct in what it states however to read it one would assume death is the only way out of it. Not so. Transplant is always an option but more importantly, many people can get cirrhosis managed and under control and live for many years without resorting to transplant. We have many…

Read More

What Is Primary biliary cholangitis?

Primary biliary cholangitis Bile duct damage Primary biliary cholangitis, previously called primary biliary cirrhosis, is a chronic disease in which the bile ducts in your liver are slowly destroyed. Bile is a fluid made in your liver. It aids with digestion and helps your body get rid of cholesterol, toxins and worn-out red blood cells.…

Read More

Deaths from Liver Disease Rising Rapidly.

Deaths From Liver Disease Rising Rapidly The Great Recession continues to take a grim toll: Since 2009, a growing number of Americans have died from liver disease and liver cancer. The increase among 25- to 34-year-olds is especially troubling because the deaths are due to cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking, the authors of…

Read More

Cirrhosis of the Liver Stage 4

Cirrhosis of the Liver Stage 4 This site can teach you how to manage, treat and even reverse cirrhosis of the liver stage 4. Many of our members have been able to resume near normal lives without needing a transplant. If you are worried about cirrhosis this site can help you. Looking for information on…

Read More

Hepatitis and Cirrhosis: Similarities and Differences

Hepatitis and Cirrhosis: Similarities and Differences What is the Difference Between Hepatitis and Cirrhosis? By Naheed Ali, MD Updated July 09, 2017    What is the difference between hepatitis and cirrhosis?. Tara Moore/Cultura/Getty What are the differences between hepatitis and cirrhosis? How are the symptoms of the two diseases, the causes, and the treatments different and…

Read More

What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis?

What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis? Put simply – ‘unknown’. Cryptogenic cirrhosis (cirrhosis due to unidentified causes) is a common reason for liver transplantation. It is termed cryptogenic cirrhosis because for many years doctors have been unable to explain why a proportion of patients developed cirrhosis. Doctors now believe that cryptogenic cirrhosis is due to NASH (nonalcoholic…

Read More

What is Cirrhosis?

What is Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a condition of the liver. It is marked by scarring of liver tissues that results in blocked blood flow and impaired liver function.Cirrhosis is one of the leading causes of death by disease. Sadly, it kills more than 25,000 people per year. The liver has several critical jobs, including the…

Read More

What is Chronic Liver Disease?

What is Chronic Liver Disease? Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Several liver diseases fall under this category, including the following: cirrhosis of the liver fibrosis of the liver What is cirrhosis of the liver? Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States,…

Read More