Posts Tagged ‘liver cirrhosis’

What is Fibrosis?

What is Fibrosis? Liver fibrosis is not an independent disease but rather a histological change caused by liver inflammation. Liver damage causes liver stellate cells to be over active and triggers the extra cellular matrix (ECM) synthesis to increase. More than normal amounts of collagen fiber deposits in the extra-cellular spaces of the liver cells…

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Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is defined as the histological development of regenerative nodules surrounded by fibrous bands in response to chronic liver injury, that leads to portal hypertension and end stage liver disease. Recent advances in the understanding of the natural history and pathophysiology of cirrhosis, and in treatment of its complications, resulting in improved management,…

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A Good Article on Ascites

Ascites A good article on ascites but it doesn’t mention that ascites is actually aso known as ‘dropsy’, a condition that is caused by malnutrition and can be remedied by increasing the body’s protein intake. Craig Ascites is the abnormal collection of fluid in the abdominal cavity, most often as a result of chronic liver…

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Pregnancy and The Liver

Pregnancy and The Liver The issues surrounding pregnancy and the liver are many. This section will address several of these issues, including how pregnancy may affect the liver and the general health of a woman with preexistent chronic liver disease. Another issue covered is what impact chronic liver disease may have on the fetus. This…

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