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Cirrhosis is the severe scarring of the liver and poor liver function seen at the terminal stages of the chronic liver disease. The scarring is most often caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections. The damage caused by cirrhosis can't be reversed and can eventually become so extensive that your liver stops functioning that leads to liver failure.
HOW IS CIRRHOSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician looks for the following during a physical examination: pale skin, yellow eyes, reddened palms, hand tremors, an enlarged liver or spleen, small testicles, excess breast tissue in men, decreased alertness. The tests for diagnosis are:
2. Coagulation blood tests
3. Albumin test
4. Liver function test
5. Alpha-fetoprotein test
6. Upper endoscopy
7. Ultrasound scan of the liver
8. MRI / CT scan
9. liver biopsy
HOW IS CIRRHOSIS TREATED?
The treatment is:
1. beta-blockers or nitrates
2. Quitting alcohol
3. Banding procedures
4. IV antibiotics
6. lactulose and a low protein diet
DID YOU KNOW?
Kidney failure is a common complication of cirrhosis.