Liver cirrhosis is a condition characterized by late-stage scarring of the liver; it can be caused by various other hepatic conditions and diseases. In general, damage caused to the liver by cirrhosis cannot be reversed. But if the condition is detected early and its root cause treated, further damage can be curbed and, in rare cases, perhaps even overturned. What are some signs of liver cirrhosis you should look out for?
Cirrhosis, unfortunately, is typically asymptomatic until your liver has experienced extensive damage. Symptoms, once they appear, could include:
If you experience any of the above, it’s important you see your primary care physician as soon as possible. Ezra’s abdominal, torso, and full-body MRIs can all potentially identify liver cirrhosis as well; you can learn more about our scanning options here.