Advanced Liver Disease Discussions: Cirrhosis of the Liver
Liver cirrhosis is a deadly disease of the liver. This disease changes the typical structure of the liver. As a result, the liver loses its function, and the patient slowly progresses to death. Besides, liver cirrhosis can lead to liver cancer. Liver cirrhosis
can occur for various reasons, but it is more common in our country than hepatitis.
Excessive alcohol consumption and malnutrition can also cause this disease. In the early stages of the disease, the liver grows and then slowly comes to an end.
Signs and Symptoms:
- There may be a history of jaundice, early liver enlargement, and later constriction.
- May cause nausea, loss of appetite, bloating, pain in the right side of the abdomen.
- Swelling of the abdomen, constipation due to accumulation of water in the stomach, swelling in the veins of the abdomen, etc.
- Weakness, weight loss may occur.
- Blood and vomit may be black with vomiting.
- Women’s breasts may be compressed and may have irregular menstruation.
- In men, the breasts may become more extensive, and the testicles may shrink.
- The spleen may be enlarged.
- May cause encephalopathy.
- Should be at full rest.
- High in sugars and protein foods to eat.
- Multivitamins can be given.
- If the bowel movement is hard or not, medicine or diet should be given to keep the bowel warm.
- Medications that can damage the liver can be given (paracetamol, sleeping pills, etc.)
- If you have a small amount of water in your stomach, you should stop eating salt in your mouth; you should eat less water (not more than 1 liter per day).
- If a little more water accumulates in the stomach, the patient should be sent to the hospital immediately.