What are signs of CIRRHOSIS

Not Medical Advice: You may not have any symptoms when you first develop cirrhosis.

In the early stages, the liver can function normally despite being damaged. You tend to get noticeable symptoms as the liver becomes more severely damaged.

The main symptoms include:

Tiredness and weakness
Loss of appetite resulting in weight loss
Reduced sėx drive

For more info about the symptoms of cirrhosis visit NHS.

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by long-term liver damage. The scar tissue prevents the liver working properly. Cirrhosis can eventually lead to liver failure, where your liver stops working, which can be fatal.

But it usually takes years for the condition to reach this stage and treatment can help slow its progression.

There's currently no cure for cirrhosis. But it's possible to manage the symptoms and any complications, and slow its progression. Treating the underlying cause, such as using anti-viral medication to treat a hepatitis C infection, can also stop cirrhosis getting worse.

You may be advised to cut down on or stop drinking alcohol, or lose weight if you're overweight. A wide range of alcohol support services are available. If your liver is severely scarred, it can stop functioning. In this case, a liver transplant is the only treatment option.

In latest buzz, comedian Sean Hughes has died aged 51. According to reports, Hughes' death was caused by liver cirrhosis, a condition caused by long-term liver damage.

He died just over a week after he posted his final tweet on October 8, in which he told his followers he was in hospital.In August 2014, Hughes wrote in the Irish Times that, “My friends were uncomfortable when I stopped drinking. It made them question their own habits.” Read more at Birmingham Mail.

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