When the condition gets worse, other symptoms that can develop alongside dark urine and tarry stools are yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes known as jaundicevomiting blood, itchy skin, and dark, tarry-looking poo. A tendency to bleed or bruise easily and swollen legs or tummy from a build-up of Album) can also be indicators. In the UK, most causes of cirrhosis are down to drinking too much alcohol over the years, Album), being infected with hepatitis for a long time, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - a more severe form of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases.
How can you prevent cirrhosis? There are three things you can do to lower your chances of developing the condition. The first is to limit Cirrhosis (Lets Get Drunk) - Expulser - The Unholy One (Vinyl. The second is to protect yourself from hepatitis. Hepatitis B and C are infections you can get by having unprotected sex or sharing needles to inject drugs.
Finally, being a healthy weight can reduce your risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis.
Liver disease can also be caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. There are three main stages - alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis often has no signs or symptoms until liver damage is extensive. When signs and symptoms do occur, they may include:. If you're concerned about your risk of liver cirrhosis, talk to your doctor about ways you can reduce your risk.
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