Cirrose

cirrose

What is Cirrosis and how is it treated?

La cirrosis es una etapa tardía de la cicatrización (fibrosis) del hígado producto de muchas formas de enfermedades hepáticas, como la hepatitis y el alcoholismo crónico. Cada vez que el hígado sufre una lesión, ya sea por enfermedad, consumo excesivo de alcohol u otra causa, intenta repararse a sí mismo.

What are the signs and symptoms of Cirrosis?

La cirrosis, por lo general, no da señales ni tiene síntomas hasta que las lesiones hepáticas se hacen grandes. Cuando sí hay signos y síntomas, estos pueden incluir: Fatiga; Aparición de hemorragias o hematomas con facilidad; Pérdida de apetito; Náuseas; Hinchazón de las piernas, los pies o los tobillos (edema) Pérdida de peso; Picazón en la piel

What is the origin of the word cirrhosis?

The term cirrhosis was invented in 1819, from a Greek word for the yellowish color of a diseased liver. Liver cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can take quite a long time to develop, and symptoms may be slow to emerge.

How does cirrhosis affect the liver?

Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and prevents your liver from working normally. As cirrhosis gets worse, your liver begins to fail. Cirrhosis has many signs and symptoms, such as fatigue and severe itchy skin. They may not appear until the liver is badly damaged.

What is the treatment for cirrhosis?

Treatment - Cirrhosis. Cirrhosis cant be cured, so treatment aims to manage the symptoms and any complications, and stop the condition getting worse. Making healthy lifestyle changes and taking medicine to treat the underlying cause of the liver damage can help stop cirrhosis getting worse.

What is liver cirrhosis?

Liver Cirrhosis Treatment Visual Guide to Cirrhosis If your doctor tells you that you have cirrhosis, it means you have a condition that causes scar tissue to gradually replace your healthy livercells. It usually happens over a long period of time because of infection or alcohol addiction.

What is cryptogenic cirrhosis and how is it treated?

Cryptogenic cirrhosis (cirrhosis due to unidentified causes) is a common reason for liver transplantation. It is termed called cryptogenic cirrhosis because for many years doctors have been being unable to explain why a proportion of patients developed cirrhosis.

How is cirrhosis of the liver diagnosed?

Diagnosis of cirrhosis can be suggested by history, physical examination and blood tests, and can be confirmed by liver biopsy. Treatment of cirrhosis is designed to prevent further damage to the liver, treat complications of cirrhosis, and preventing or detecting liver cancer early.

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis? 1 feeling tired or weak. 2 poor appetite. 3 losing weight without trying. 4 nausea and vomiting. 5 mild pain or discomfort in the upper right side of your abdomen.

When to talk to your doctor about cirrhosis symptoms?

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