What Is Cirrhosis of the Liver? What Are the Symptoms?

Q:
What is cirrhosis of the liver? What are the symptoms?

A:
Cirrhosis is a complication of liver disease which involves loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. Alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are common causes of cirrhosis, although there are many other causes.

Some of the more common symptoms and signs of cirrhosis include:

  • Easy bruising from decreased production of blood clotting factors by the diseased liver
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) due to the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood

Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms that worry you.

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