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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. 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, ...
  4. Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis What is a sweat test? A sweat test measures the amount of chloride in sweat . Chloride is part of the ... found in sweat. The test can diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) because people with CF have higher levels ...
  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. 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 ...
  8. Cryptogenic cirrhosis is a condition that impairs liver function. People with this condition develop irreversible liver disease caused by scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), typically in mid- to late adulthood.The liver ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. ... fibrosing poikiloderma with tendon contractures, myopathy, and pulmonary fibrosis (abbreviated POIKTMP), is a disorder that affects many ... with POIKTMP can develop a condition called pulmonary fibrosis, in which scar tissue forms in the lungs. ...
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