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1 year ago
Does cirrhosis cause anemia?
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1 year ago
Yes, anemia is very common in patients of cirrhosis. Suppression of red cell formation, breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs), and blood loss from gut are probable reasons for getting anemia in cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
Does cirrhosis cause thrombocytopenia?
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1 year ago
Yes, thrombocytopenia, i.e., decreased number of platelets in the body, is a common laboratory finding in patients of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis may cause suppression of bone marrow (site of formation of various types of blood cells) and infection leading to thrombocytopenia.
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1 year ago
Is cirrhosis associated with diabetes?
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1 year ago
Diabetes is very commonly associated with cirrhosis and it is an independent risk factor for development of cirrhosis. Due to scarring of liver tissue, there is impairment of functions of insulin which is a hormone that control sugar level in the body. Associated diabetes may also lead to increased risk of complications like ascites (fluid accumulation in the belly), kidney and brain dysfunctions, and liver cancer in cirrhotic patients. Hence, it is important to treat diabetes in patients of cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
Which medications can cause cirrhosis?
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1 year ago
There are various medications that can cause fatty liver which in turn may lead to cirrhosis. These medications include: • Methotrexate (used for various cancers and rheumatoid arthritis) • Griseofulvin (for fungal infection) • Tamoxifen (for breast cancer) • Steroids (used in many conditions) • Valproate (for convulsions) • Amiodarone (used in heart diseases) Also, certain medications like pain killers, aspirin, etc. can worsen the liver damage process in patients of cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
Does cirrhosis cause hyponatremia?
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1 year ago
Yes, advanced cirrhosis which is associated with ascites (accumulation of fluid in abdominal cavity) is a common cause of hyponatremia, i.e., reduced serum sodium concentration in the body. In severe cirrhosis there is impaired water excretion leading to more water as compared to salt or sodium giving rise to hyponatremia.
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1 year ago
Can I take alcohol in cirrhosis?
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1 year ago
No, you should avoid alcohol in cirrhosis. Drinking alcohol is one of the most common risk factor for the development of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis cause scarring of your liver leading to liver damage.
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1 year ago
Why cirrhosis cause jaundice?
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1 year ago
Jaundice is yellowing of skin and eyes. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment in the body which is usually processed in liver. In cirrhosis of liver, damaged liver cells cannot process this bilirubin and it gets concentrated in the body leading to jaundice.
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1 year ago
Does cirrhosis occur due to fatty liver?
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1 year ago
Yes, fatty deposits in the liver may be a risk factor for development of cirrhosis. Excess accumulation of fat may cause inflammation of the liver and subsequent hardening and scarring giving rise to cirrhosis. Hence, overweight people are at increased risk of developing liver cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
What percentage of heavy drinkers develop cirrhosis?
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1 year ago
It is observed that about 20% heavy drinkers may develop fatty liver disease that ultimately leads to cirrhosis of liver. Hence, avoiding alcohol may be the best strategy to prevent liver diseases and cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
What age group is susceptible to cirrhosis?
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1 year ago
Cirrhosis may occur at any age, but it is most commonly observed in middle age group people, i.e., 31 to 50 years. Alcohol is usually the main risk factor involved in the development of cirrhosis.
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1 year ago
Does cirrhosis increase male breast size (gynecomastia)?
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1 year ago
Yes, cirrhosis of liver may increase male breast size which is called gynecomastia. Hormonal abnormalities in cirrhosis or toxic effects of alcohol may be the reasons for this increase in male breast size.
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1 year ago
How does cirrhosis cause fluid retention?
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1 year ago
In cirrhosis, there is raised pressure in veins and arteries in and around the liver. This leads to disturbances in flow of blood within the organs and tissues of the body resulting in sodium or salt retention. This salt retention favours accumulation of fluid leading to fluid retention especially in abdominal cavity called ascites.
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