Cirrhosis of the Liver

About- Cirrhosis or Cirrhosis of the liver or hepatic cirrhosis is the chronic liver damage from a variety of causes leading to scarring and liver failure

Symptoms-
 Anorexia
 Ascites
 Bleeding and bruising easily
 Confusion
 Dark coloured stool
 Drowsiness
 Edema
 Fatigue
 Gynecomastia
 Itchy skin
 Jaundice
 Lose of libido  
 Loss of appetite
 Nausea
 Nose bleeds
 Redness in the palms of the hands
 Slurred speech
 Spiderlike blood vessels on the skin
 Testicular atrophy in men
 Unintended Weight loss
 Vomiting blood
 Weakness

Causes-
 Autoimmune hepatitis
 Brucellosis
 Chronic alcoholism
 Cystic fibrosis
 Destruction of the bile ducts (primary biliary cirrhosis)
 Galactosemia or glycogen storage disease
 Genetic digestive disorder (Alagille syndrome)
 Hepatitis B
 Hepatitis C
 Infection such schistosomiasis
 Iron buildup in the body (hemochromatosis)
 Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
 Obesity
 Poorly formed bile ducts (biliary atresia)
 Primary sclerosing cholangitis
 Reaction to certain medications
 Syphilis 
 Wilson's disease

Specialists to Visit -
 Infectious Disease Doctor

 Hepatologist
 Transplant Hepatologist
 Gastroenterologist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://liverfoundation.org
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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