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Liver Cirrhosis

I met a friend, whose friend had liver cirrhosis. So he wanted to know, what are the causes. Why it happens, etc... So I just went in search of the causes, etc... What is Liver Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a chronic, irreversible liver disease caused by repeated damage to the liver, most commonly due to excessive alcohol intake over several years. Ultimately, the liver tissue is destroyed and unable to complete its normal functions, which include synthesis of various molecules and processing of foods, drugs, and toxins. The majority of cases are due to chronic alcohol use or viral hepatitis, especially hepatitis C. However, any chronic liver disease can lead to cirrhosis. The initial symptoms a. weight loss, b. anorexia, c. fatigue, d. weakness, e. nausea, f. dull abdominal pain, g. constipation or diarrhea As the disease progresses, symptoms become more severe and may include a. jaundice (a yellow discoloration of the skin), b. gynecomastia (excessive growth of men