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Cryptogenic cirrhosis is severe liver disease (cirrhosis) whose cause is unknown, which is the meaning of ‘cryptogenic’ It strikes people who are not alcoholic and who do not consume alcohol to excess. (Alcoholism and excessive alcohol consumption are a common cause of cirrhosis of the liver). Medical examinations fail to reveal the cause of the scarring of the liver.
It's possible that another and less serious disease, non-
The symptoms of cryptogenic cirrhosis are the same as those for cirrhosis whose cause is known, except of course that the cause cannot be identified with certainty. These include spider angiomata or spider nevi, which are vascular lesions exhibiting a "spider-
Other symptoms of the disease are more general, including fatigue, overall weakness, weight loss, bloody stools, swelling of the abdomen. Continued below....
As the disease progresses, other symptoms and complications may appear including
bruising and bleeding, hepatic encephalopathy (a pathology of the brain resulting
from liver dysfunction, causing changes in sleep habits, trouble concentrating, forgetfulness,
or neglect of normal routines and personal appearance), and other severe complications
of liver failure.
Cirrhosis of the liver, regardless of the cause, is a very severe illness that is potentially fatal. Generally, the damage to the liver cannot be reversed. However, if caught before the damage progresses too far, it's possible to arrest the progress of the disease and prevent further damage through diet, exercise, and abstinence from alcohol.
The last is obviously indicated for alcoholic cirrhosis, but in fact it is recommended
for cryptogenic or non-
In severe cases, especially when liver failure occurs, a liver transplant may be necessary. The five-
If the disease is diagnosed and successfully treated before the damage becomes severe, life expectancy for the patient can be roughly the same as for someone with a healthy liver, as the damage must be quite severe before it becomes life-
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