Cirrhosis is a late-stage liver disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced with scar tissue and the liver is permanently damaged. Scar tissue keeps your liver from functioning properly.The scar tissue blocks the flow of blood through the liver and slows the liver’s ability to process nutrients, hormones, drugs and natural toxins (poisons). It also reduces the production of proteins and other substances made by the liver. Cirrhosis eventually keeps the liver from working properly. Late-stage cirrhosis is life-threatening.
- Alcohol abuse
- Chronic viral infections of the liver (hepatitis B and hepatitis C)
- Fatty liver associated with obesity and diabetes
- Inherited diseases
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Diseases that damage or block bile ducts in the liver
- Chronic heart failure
Early symptoms and signs of cirrhosis include:
- Loss of appetite.
- Feeling weak or tired.
- Unexpected weight loss.
As liver function gets worse, other more commonly recognized symptoms of cirrhosis appear including:
- Easy bruising and bleeding.
- Yellow tint to your skin or the whites of your eyes (jaundice).
- Itchy skin.
- Swelling (edema) in your legs, feet and ankles.
- Fluid buildup in your belly/abdomen (ascites).
- Brownish or orange color to your urine.
- Light-colored stools.
- Confusion, difficulty thinking, memory loss, personality changes.
- Blood in your stool.
- Redness in the palms of your hands.
- Spider-like blood vessels that surround small, red spots on your skin (telangiectasias).
- In men: loss of sex drive, enlarged breasts (gynecomastia), shrunken testicles.
- In women: premature menopause (no longer having your menstrual period ).
Liver cirrhosis is treatable depending upon the damage to the liver , if only small portion of liver is affected , then homoeopathic medicines can effectively bring substantial symptomatic relief and prevent further damage to the liver . Medicines also help in preventing further complications like portal hypertension , liver cancer , renal failure etc. Medicines also improve the general well being , stops the weight loss & promotes natural weight gain and strengthens the immune system .