Cirrhosis

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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  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)  
    Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the tissue deep in your lungs becomes scarred over time. This tissue ... may not get enough oxygen. Causes of pulmonary fibrosis include environmental pollutants, some medicines, some connective tissue ...
  3. Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis What is a sweat test? A sweat test measures the amount of chloride, a part of salt, in Sweat . It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). People with CF have a high level ...
  4. Cystic Fibrosis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects mostly your lungs, pancreas, ...
  5. Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM) is a disorder of the nervous system that affects use of the muscles that surround the eyes (extraocular muscles). ...
  6. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a disorder in which inflammation and extensive scar tissue (fibrosis) occur in the back of the abdominal cavity, behind (retro-) the membrane ...
  7. Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function. It is the last stage of chronic ... Cirrhosis is most often the end result of chronic liver damage caused by long-term (chronic) liver ...
  8. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body's organs. The disorder's most common ...
  9. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, progressive lung disease. This condition causes scar tissue (fibrosis) to build up in the lungs, which makes the lungs ...
  10. Congenital hepatic fibrosis is a disease of the liver that is present from birth. The liver has many important functions, including ... parts to be used or eliminated.Congenital hepatic fibrosis is characterized by malformation of the bile ducts ...
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