Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Introduction
Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is defined histologically as a diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules. The progression of liver injury to cirrhosis may occur over weeks to years.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis is available below.
Symptoms of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
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symptoms of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
Treatments for Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
- Follow-up endoscopy is performed in 2 years if varices are not present. If varices are present, treatment is initiated with a nonselective beta-blocker (eg, propranolol, nadolol), aiming for a 25% reduction in heart rate
- Screening of patients to rule out the interval development of HCC
- Liver transplantation
- Treatment of cirrhosis is aimed at management of complications, as well as management of chronic poor health related to liver dysfunction. Treatments include:
- Treatment of any identifiable disease process - eg Wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, hepatitis
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Idiopathic liver cirrhosis?
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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Complications
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Causes of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
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causes of Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Idiopathic liver cirrhosis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, ...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The reasons are...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities...read more »
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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Liver Health Specialists (Hepatology):
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Idiopathic liver cirrhosis: Rare Types
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