cirrhosis of the liver

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Noun1.cirrhosis of the liver - a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
liver disease - a disease affecting the liver
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You've evidently got cirrhosis of the liver," said Philip.
Ascites or fluid in the abdomen which usually collects in people who have cirrhosis of the liver or a cancer such as bowel cancer which has spread into the abdomen.
Cirrhosis of the liver, on the other hand, is the most important predisposing factor to liver cancer.
One 15-year-old has already battled gout, whilst another youngster is developing cirrhosis of the liver.
Cirrhosis of the liver is typically caused by excessive alcohol consumption or viruses such as hepatitis C.
Tenders are invited for The supply of medicines to the health program (drug package) the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C patients with cirrhosis of the liver - bezinterferonowa therapy for patients Liver Diseases Clinic Multidisciplinary Municipal Hospital.
One hundred twenty patients with cirrhosis of the liver and minimal hepatic encephalopathy were randomly assigned to receive standard treatment (lactulose, 30-60 ml per day) or a probiotic preparation (VSL#3, 450 billion colony-forming units per day) for 2 months.
The disease, which is characterised by cirrhosis of the liver due to deposition of copper, was widely prevalent in most parts of the country till the mid 1980s.
About 20 to 30 percent of the population has a genetic disposition to cirrhosis of the liver and Monsour said it is important for people to know if they have a family history of cirrhosis before making the decisions to drink large amounts of alcohol.
His brother Richard said the family had anticipated Mr Oakes, who had cirrhosis of the liver, dying of alcoholism instead.
Dr Dragana Cvijan added that John was a heavy drinker with cirrhosis of the liver, and his body could not absorb caffeine properly.
The disease can cause cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.