Thursday, September 30, 2010

What sort of problems can I have if I have cirrhosis?

Damaged livers, ruined lives

By Dr Y.L.M.

MY father had a hepatitis B infection once. Recently, he had an ultrasound done as part of a routine check-up, and the report came out that his liver had cirrhosis. What is cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis of the liver is what happens to your liver as a complication of many diseases. It is how your liver looks anatomically - with a lot of scar tissue manifested in nodules and fibrous tissue that is hard.

This is what happens to your liver:

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