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Cirrhosis (symptom description): Cirrhosis is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Liver symptoms.

Cirrhosis (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Cirrhosis', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Liver symptoms (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Cirrhosis' may be possible.

Broader Symptom Types for Cirrhosis:

Research the causes of these symptoms that are more broader types of symptom than Cirrhosis:

More information on symptom: Liver symptoms:

Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is listed as an alternate name or description for Cirrhosis of the liver. For a medical symptom description of 'Cirrhosis', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Cirrhosis of the liver (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Cirrhosis (medical condition): Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.

Cirrhosis (medical condition): Cirrhosis of the liver is permanent damage to the liver by scar tissue. Although alcoholic liver disease is one of the major causes of cirrhosis, it is not the only one, accounting for only about half of the cases. Cirrhosis can also be caused by numerous other diseases ranging from viral hepatitis to genetic diseases.

Cirrhosis: In cirrhosis of the liver, scar tissue replaces normal, healthy tissue, blocking the flow of blood through the organ and preventing it from working as it should. Cirrhosis is the eighth leading cause of death by disease, killing about 25,000 people each year. Also, the cost of cirrhosis in terms of human suffering, hospital costs, and lost productivity is high. (Source: excerpt from Cirrhosis of the Liver: NIDDK)

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