Were you looking for information about Cirrhosis? Cirrohis is a common misspelling of cirrhosis.
About 26,000 people die each year because of cirrhosis. This liver disease occurs when large areas of the liver become very badly scarred. This scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and prevents it from working correctly. The condition can sometimes be caused by infections, drug and alcohol abuse, or a blocked bile duct, among other things.
How the disease is treated depends on the cause of the cirrhosis and the types of other problems a person is experiencing. Unfortunately, the scarring is permanent; but treatment can stop or slow down further progression and reduce complications.
(Click Cirrhosis for a more detailed look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this liver condition, as well as some specific tests that a healthcare provider may use to diagnose it. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)