Cirrohsis By: erik c. Brayan v. sarai A.

What does Cirrhosis affects, Cirrhosis can affect the body in several ways. The scar tissue makes blood flow difficult. That can cause high blood pressure in the vein between the liver and intestines, which in turn causes a risk of internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal track. People with cirrhosis are also at a higher risk for liver cancer.

Cirrhosis can be produced by alcohol or secondary to chronic hepatitis B, but it seems that the cause has already been diagnosed. It is not contagious at all. Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Usually, cirrhotic patients are classified according to the degree of alteration of the liver and the cause that caused it (in some cases this will be unknown, that is what in medicine is called 'cryptogenic' or 'idiopathic'). This is often referred to as alcoholic cirrhosis, biliary cirrhosis, cardiac cirrhosis, metabolic, hereditary, produced by medications, and cryptogenetic.

Cirrhosis is a complication of liver disease which involves loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. Alcohol and viral hepatitis B and C are common causes of cirrhosis, although there are many other causes.

Cirrhosis was discovered in 1761. It was discovered by the first anatomic pathologist, Gianbattista Morgagni

Gianbattista Morgagni discovered it in over 176 autopsies Laennec named it in 1826.

ore starting on any alternative treatment program, patients should consult their doctor for monitoring of side effects and effectiveness of treatment. Any nutritional changes should be discussed with the primary care provider. Alternative treatments that may be of help to cirrhotic patients include nutritional and juice therapy, Western herbal therapy, traditional Chinese medicine , and homeopathy .

Cirrhosis can affect the body in several ways. The scar tissue makes blood flow difficult. That can cause high blood pressure in the vein between the liver and intestines, which in turn causes a risk of internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal track. People with cirrhosis are also at a higher risk for liver cancer.

No treatment will cure cirrhosis or repair scarring in the liver that has already occurred. But treatment can sometimes prevent or delay further liver damage.

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