Were you looking for information on Cirrhosis? Cirrosis is a common misspelling of cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis is a condition in which large areas of the liver become badly scarred due to liver injuries, including alcohol abuse and hepatitis C. This disease causes scar tissue to replace normal, healthy tissue. As a result, the scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and prevents it from working properly. Cirrhosis of the liver is the 12th leading cause of death by disease, killing approximately 26,000 people per year. Liver damage from cirrhosis cannot be reversed, but treatment can stop or delay further progression and reduce complications.
Not everyone with cirrhosis will have symptoms. If present, however, early signs and symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, and abdominal pain. Symptoms that may be present during late stages of the disease are intense itching, fluid buildup in the stomach and legs, and a worsening of jaundice.
Some specific treatments for cirrhosis include lifestyle changes (such as vaccinations and avoiding alcohol), medications (like corticosteroids), and a liver transplant.
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