Medical Dictionary: Cirrhosis
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Cirrhosis: Another name for Cirrhosis of the liver.
Cirrhosis (condition): Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.
Cirrhosis (condition): Cirrhosis of the liver is permanent damage to the liver by scar tissue. Although alcoholic liver disease is one of the major causes of cirrhosis, it is not the only one, accounting for only about half of the cases. Cirrhosis can also be caused by numerous other diseases ranging from viral hepatitis to genetic diseases.
In cirrhosis of the liver, scar tissue replaces normal, healthy tissue,
blocking the flow of blood through the organ and preventing it from
working as it should. Cirrhosis is the eighth leading cause of death by
disease, killing about 25,000 people each year. Also, the cost of
cirrhosis in terms of human suffering, hospital costs, and lost
productivity is high.
More information on medical condition: Cirrhosis of the liver:
- Introduction: Cirrhosis of the liver
- Basic Summary for Cirrhosis of the liver
- Causes of Cirrhosis of the liver
- Symptoms of Cirrhosis of the liver
- Complications of Cirrhosis of the liver
- Diagnostic Tests for Cirrhosis of the liver
- Treatments for Cirrhosis of the liver
More information on symptom: Liver symptoms:
1. excerpt from Cirrhosis of the Liver: NIDDK
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