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Cirrhosis: A P Atient’s Guide

Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guide tAble of Contents Contributors .....5 Introduction: What is this handbook for? .....7 What does the liver do? .....8 What is cirrhosis ...

Disease Progression: What is Cirrhosis?

•hcspFACTsheet• Hepatitis C Support Project • www.hcvadvocate.org a series of fact sheets written by experts in the field of liver disease Disease Progression: What is Cirrhosis?

Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis ...

Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of cirrhosis. Includes a list of additional resources.

WHAT IS CIRRHOSIS?

Cirrhosis Page: 1 Cirrhosis March 2002 WHAT IS CIRRHOSIS? Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is an irreversible result of various disorders that damage liver cells over time.

Liver Pathology: Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, and Primary Liver ...

SHORT COURSE Liver Pathology: Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, and Primary Liver Tumors. Update and Diagnostic Problems Linda Ferrell, M.D. Department of Anatomic Pathology, University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California DIAGNOSTIC PROBLEMS: CIRRHOSIS Making the histologic diagnosis of ...

Facts At-A-Glance - American Liver Foundation www.liverfoundation

Facts At-A-Glance • Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver — hard scar tissue replaces soft healthy tissue. • Cirrhosis is caused by chronic (long-term) liver

of the liver

Cirrhosis Basics —Theliverisoneof the most important organs in your bod y and weighs about 3pounds. —Itsitsintheupper right side of the abdomen, below the ribs.

What I need to know about Cirrhosis of the Liver

What are the symptoms of cirrhosis? You may have no symptoms at all in the early stages. As cirrhosis progresses you may ●* feel tired or weak ●* lose your appetite ●* feel sick to your stomach ●* lose weight Cirrhosis can also lead to other problems. ●* You may bruise or bleed easily ...

The Epidemiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease

The Epidemiology of Alcoholic Liver Disease Robert E. Mann, Ph.D., Reginald G. Smart, Ph.D., and Richard Govoni, Ph.D. This article describes the various forms of alcoholic liver disease (ALD), with particular emphasis on cirrhosis, the form of liver disease that often is most associated with ...

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune Hepatitis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Autoimmune liver occurs when the body reacts inappropriately to its own cellular components and includes with autoimmune hepatitis such as plasma cells (see inset for closer view of plasma cells) . cirrhosis ...