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Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar tissue cannot do what healthy liver tissue does - make protein, help fight infections, clean the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to

  • Easy bruising or bleeding, or nosebleeds
  • Swelling of the abdomen or legs
  • Extra sensitivity to medicines
  • High blood pressure in the vein entering the liver
  • Enlarged veins called varices in the esophagus and stomach. Varices can bleed suddenly.
  • Kidney failure
  • Jaundice
  • Severe itching
  • Gallstones

A small number of people with cirrhosis get liver cancer.

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Illustration of cirrhosis of the liver
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  1. Cirrhosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver. Scar tissue forms because of injury or long-term disease. Scar ... the blood, help digest food and store energy. Cirrhosis can lead to Easy bruising or bleeding, or ...
  2. Pulmonary Fibrosis (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Cystic Fibrosis (National Library of Medicine)  
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  4. Bile Duct Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
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  5. Cystic Fibrosis Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Cystic Fibrosis Introduction Respiratory System Digestive System Cystic fibrosis is a rare disease of the body's mucus glands that ... treatment of cystic fibrosis are also explained. Cystic Fibrosis Sweat Glands Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is an ...
  6. Idiopathic diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis; IPF; Pulmonary fibrosis; Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis; CFA; Fibrosing alveolitis; Usual interstitial pneumonitis; UIP
  7. Liver cirrhosis; Cryptogenic chronic liver disease ... Cirrhosis is the end result of chronic liver damage caused by chronic liver disease. Common causes of ...
  8. Liver disease due to alcohol; Cirrhosis or hepatitis - alcoholic; Laennec's cirrhosis ... inflammation in the liver . Over time, scarring and cirrhosis can occur. Cirrhosis is the final phase of ...
  9. Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal; Immunoreactive trypsinogen; IRT test ... Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down through families. CF causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the ...
  10. Cirrhosis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Research References For More Information Acknowledgments What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver ... of cirrhosis than women. 1 [ Top ] What causes cirrhosis? Cirrhosis has various causes. Many people with cirrhosis ...
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