What Is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cirrhosis?

Q:
What is the diagnosis and treatment of cirrhosis?

A:
To know whether you have cirrhosis, your doctor may order lab tests.

Lab tests include tests of:

  • Liver function.
  • Kidney function.
  • Tests for hepatitis B and C.
  • Clotting.

Treatment for cirrhosis includes:

  • Treatment for alcohol dependency.
  • Weight loss.
  • Medications to control hepatitis.
  • Medications to control other causes and symptoms of cirrhosis.

In some cases, liver transplantation is necessary. You had better consult your doctor. Your doctor will tell you the most suitable way to treat your cirrhosis.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.