What Is Chronic Liver Disease?
Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Liver diseases in this category include:
Cirrhosis of the Liver
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States.
Because of chronic damage to the liver:
- Scar tissue slowly replaces normal functioning liver tissue.
- The scar tissue progressively diminishes the blood flow through the liver.
- As the normal liver tissue is lost, the liver can no longer effectively process nutrients, hormones, drugs and poisons.
- In addition, the liver cannot effectively produce proteins and other substances.
Symptoms of cirrhosis include coughing up blood, hair loss and jaundice (a yellowing of the skin and eyes). Learn more about cirrhosis symptoms.
Causes of Cirrhosis
The most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol abuse. Other causes include hepatitis and using certain drugs. Learn more about causes of cirrhosis.
Diagnosing cirrhosis includes a physical examination as well as other, specialized test such as liver function tests and a liver biopsy. Learn more about cirrhosis diagnosis.
Liver damage is irreversible. Treatments focus on preventing further damage. Learn more about cirrhosis treatments, including liver transplant. Bhates Gastro Liver clinic is the best clinic for the liver disease treatment in Pune. If you facing the any Problem regarding liver and its deisease then visit the best Liver specialist in Pune.
Fibrosis of the Liver
Fibrosis is the growth of scar tissue due to infection, inflammation, injury or even healing. The overgrowth of scar tissue can occur in almost any organ. Fibrosis in the liver can prevent the organ from properly functioning. Liver fibrosis is usually the result of cirrhosis.