Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism and hepatitis C, and was the 12th leading cause of death in the United States in 2000.[1] Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis and is associated with a poor quality of life, increased risk of infections, and a poor long term outco ...
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... Although not all cases of cirrhosis are preventable, the following measures can greatly reduce your risk: Avoid alcohol or drink in moderation. Alcohol is a toxin that must be filtered by your liver. ...
Source: MayoClinic