What Is Decompensated Cirrhosis?

Q:
What is decompensated cirrhosis?

A:
Decompensated cirrhosis is used to describe the advanced liver disease. This can be deemed as the end stage. It comes after the compensated cirrhosis.

In this stage:

  • The liver is over scarred.
  • The patients start to have complications.

The signs of decompensated cirrhosis may include:

  • Jaundice
  • Ascites
  • Bleeding varices
  • Hepatic encephalopathy (HE)
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Easy bleeding and bruising
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite, etc.

The common causes of decompensated cirrhosis include:

  • Long-term consumption of alcohol
  • Fat accumulation
  • Hepatitis B or hepatitis C

If you doubt that you may bear decompensated cirrhosis, please contact your doctors.

 

Keyword: decompensated cirrhosis.

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