What Is Non Alcoholic Cirrhosis Liver?

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Non alcoholic cirrhosis liver, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one kind of liver cirrhosis. It refers to the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver and damages the liver cells and functions. Causes:
  • Overweight or diabetes and their fat related complications
Types:
  • Isolated fatty liver, wherein only fat accumulates;
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in which complications appear.
Symptoms:
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Enlarged livers
  • Jaundice
  • Tiredness
To prevent the disease, the patients should:
  • Keep a healthy life style
  • Eat healthily
  • Exercise regularly
Refer to your doctors for further information if you have any doubt.   Keyword: non alcoholic cirrhosis liver.
My 60 year daughter has liver cirroses and she never drank.  Can that be reversed?
No, it can't. Possible reason for liver cirrhosis: hepatitis, fatty liver disease, metabolism disease, auto-immune hepatopathy. See a doctor to find out underlying cause, which is treatable.
I was just diagnosed with the same disease and I too never drank alcohol. I went through 7 months of pain and a whole lot of testing. I'm not at the stage for the liver transport list. I'm not sure what stage I'm at. My spleen is swollen because of my liver. My stomach is really bloated.
I was just diagnosed with the same disease and I too never drank alcohol. I went through 7 months of pain and a whole lot of testing. I'm not at the stage for the liver transport list. I'm not sure what stage I'm at. My spleen is swollen because of my liver. My stomach is really bloated.
How do you find out your liver cirrhosis? How is you Child-Pugh score? Follow-up at a doctor's office regularly. Consult about liver transplant. You would come to this sooner or later. Your doctor could give you drugs to relieve symptoms.
I was diagnosed in March 2019 with cirrhosis, portal hypertension and thrombocytopenia. I'm not a drinker, but I have been obese for decades. Because of my arthritis, I took a lot of OTC pain relievers. My doctor put me on a low-carb diet, advised me to lose a LOT of weight (I started out at 335, and I'm now at 288, still trying to lose more), get more exercise, and have regular blood work to monitor my enzyme levels, etc. I don't feel sick, my bilirubin levels are normal, enzymes are still in the normal ranges, and I started swimming again. My doctor told me that the damage can't be reversed, but the goal is to slow down the progression of the disease and delay the need for a transplant.
To Margaret,

I'm sorry you have this terrible diagnosis. My young mother (69 years young) lost her fight with this terrible disease in January of this year. You need to find out what your MELD score is. This is a bunch of test scores added together. This is how they rate you for the transplant list. My mother was not sick enough for transplant at first, then gradually her kidneys started to fail. Then, get this, she was too sick, she now needed a double transplant and they don't do those on people in FL over 65. She was 69 when she passed away after fighting for three years.  She had everything from the hepatic encephalopathy, fluid in her belly that needed paracentesis weekly to drain, sometimes up to 10 liters. Amonia build up in her blood requiring her to take lactulose that make you have BM to poop it out.  What i'm trying to say is follow up and have a great caregiver. You'll need it. God Bless.
Life expectancy with non alcoholic Cirohosis of the liver

I just learned I have cirrohsis of the liver.  What is life expectancy

I do not know the stage yet
Complicated. It depends what else disease u have. Patients with liver cirrhosis develop many complications since the presence of ascites means that there is portal hypertension in the venous system draining the bowel with nutrients heading to the liver. Such patients can go into liver failure and coma or develop complications from portal hypertension such as esophageal varices. If u do not have another complicated disease, u will live for a long time like common people.
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