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The liver is an organ that performs many important functions in the body including filtering the blood of harmful toxins and breaking down fat.
Liver cirrhosis describes the condition where the liver becomes inflamed and scarred from late-stage liver disease and alcoholism.
As more and more scar tissue forms, the functionality of the liver continually decreases. The different levels of severity of liver cirrhosis are broken down into four stages.
There are several reasons why a liver can be damaged which leads to cirrhosis. Some of the causes include:
The early stages of liver cirrhosis do not manifest themselves symptomatically but some of the first signs that you might feel could include:
As the liver cirrhosis continues to advance, some of the symptoms may include:
The liver plays a very important role in the body, and any damage done to the liver will impair its normal functions.
Some of the possible complications for liver cirrhosis include:
Liver damage cannot be reversed but it can still function and bounce back even if two-thirds has been destroyed or removed.
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