Cirrosis of Liver
Were you looking for information about Cirrhosis? Cirrosis of liver is a common misspelling and variation of cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis of the liver kills about 26,000 people each year, making it the 12th leading cause of death by disease. In a person who has this condition, 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. Common symptoms include exhaustion, weight loss, weakness, and loss of appetite.
Cirrhosis can occur as a result of many long-term liver diseases, such as different types of hepatitis or medical conditions people are born with. However, it can also be caused by things such as infections, drug and/or alcohol abuse, or a blocked bile duct. The treatment will depend on the cause of the condition and the other problems a person is experiencing. In general, patients are advised to stop drinking alcohol and start eating a healthier diet. Possible complications of this condition include jaundice, swelling of the lower legs, gallstones, and bleeding in the stomach.
(Click Cirrhosis for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more detail on cirrhosis causes, symptoms, and treatment options -- and also discusses how a liver that is damaged from cirrhosis is at risk for developing cancer. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more information.)