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Chronic Liver Failure

About Chronic liver failure
About Chronic liver failure

Chronic liver failure is defined as a liver failure that cannot be undone but the treatment can only help to reduce the effect of the damage. Chronic liver failure is called cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is when there is scarring in the liver replacing healthy liver tissues. Scarring in the liver affects the functioning of the liver and it is a long-term liver disease that cannot be cured but controlled. This scarring and damage caused to the liver is not a sudden reaction on the liver but instead built over time.

The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and needs attention as it is responsible for removing waste such as toxins and medicines from the body, miles bile to help the body to digest food easily, produces new proteins, and acts as a container for sugar which is then utilized by the body for energy.

Symptoms
Symptoms

Cirrhosis does not show any early signs or symptoms until and unless the liver is severely damaged.  Below are some signs and symptoms that may occur:-

Causes of chronic liver failure
Causes of chronic liver failure

There can be several factors that could have led to chronic liver failure. There is a wide range of diseases that can damage or scar the liver and lead to cirrhosis. Some of the causes are:

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

Chronic liver failure usually doesn’t have any visible symptoms and is often diagnosed with a combination of tests and procedures done in the clinic. The doctor may suggest some tests to help diagnose the cause of liver failure.

Once the diagnosis is done, the doctor recommends a treatment plan and explains the further process.

Treatment
Treatment

Treatment plans for chronic liver failure will depend on the cause and extent to which the liver has been damaged. The progress of the treatment might be slow but can help to manage further complications of chronic liver failure cirrhosis.

To minimise the damage below are the treatment options offered:-