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Chronic Liver Disease /Cirrhosis

Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Several liver diseases fall under this category, including the following:

What are the causes of CFS?

Exact causes for CFS are unknown yet. However, some of the factors that may be responsible for this disease are:

  • Cirrhosis Of The Liver
  • Fibrosis Of The Liver
What causes cirrhosis?

The most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol abuse. Other causes include the following:

  • hepatitis and other viruses
  • use of certain drugs
  • chemical exposure
  • bile duct obstruction
  • autoimmune diseases
  • obstruction of outflow of blood from the liver (i.e., Budd-Chiari syndrome)
  • heart and blood vessel disturbances
  • alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • high blood galactose levels
  • high blood tyrosine levels at birth
  • glycogen storage disease
  • cystic fibrosis
  • diabetes
  • malnutrition
  • hereditary accumulation of too much copper (Wilson’s Disease) or iron (hemochromatosis)
Treatment for cirrhosis:

Specific treatment for cirrhosis will be determined by your physician based on:

  • your age, overall health, and medical history
  • extent of the disease
  • our tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapiesy
  • expectations for the course of the disease
  • your opinion or preference