Cirrhosis Of Liver
If your doctor tells you that you have cirrhosis, it means you have a condition that causes scar tissue to gradually replace your healthy liver cells. It usually happens over a long period of time because of infection or alcohol addiction.Most of the time, you can’t fix the damage to your liver, but if you catch it early, there are treatments that can keep problems in check.Your liver is an organ that’s about the size of a football with an important job. It filters toxins from your blood,makes enzymes that help you digest food, stores sugar and nutrients, and helps you fight infections.
Each time your liver gets hurt, it repairs itself and forms tough scar tissue. When too much scar tissue builds up, the organ can’t work right.
Depending on the cause, acute liver failure can sometimes be reversed with treatment. In many situations, though, a liver transplant may be the only cure.
You may not have any symptoms at first. But as time goes on, and the damage to your liver gets worse, you may notice things like:
- Fatique and weakness
- Lack of appetite and weight loss.
- You could also bleed or bruise easily and have swelling in your legs or belly. You may also notice changes in your skin. such as:
- Jaundice,(when your skin and eyes turn yellow)
- Intense itching.
- Spider web-like blood vessels in your skin
- Redness in the palms of your hands or whitening of your nails
Some other symptoms you might get are:
- Vomiting blood
- Severe muscle cramp.
- Brownish urine.
- Bone disease, causing bones to break more easily.