Posts Tagged ‘liver cirrhosis’

What is Liver Fibrosis?

What is liver fibrosis? Liver fibrosis is the scarring process that represents the liver’s response to injury. In the same way as skin and other organs heal wounds through deposition of collagen and other matrix constituents so the liver repairs injury through the deposition of new collagen. Over time this process can result in cirrhosis…

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Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is defined as the histological development of regenerative nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to chronic liver injury, that leads to portal hypertension and end stage liver disease. Recent advances in the understanding of the natural history and pathophysiology of cirrhosis, and in treatment of its complications, resulting in improved management,…

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Pregnancy and The Liver

Pregnancy and The Liver The issues surrounding pregnancy and the liver are many. This section will address several of these issues, including how pregnancy may affect the liver and the general health of a woman with preexistent chronic liver disease. Another issue covered is what impact chronic liver disease may have on the fetus. This…

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