Cirrhosis

Question:

If known, what caused your cirrhosis of the liver? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Concerned, 55-64 (Patient) Published: September 09

I never was a heavy or daily drinker. I had breast cancer in 2007. The doctors think my liver cirrhosis was caused by the chemotherapy because my lifestyle seems to rule everything else out. I haven’t wrapped my head around it all yet, just found out.

Comment from: Bearze34, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

There are a few possibilities for my liver cirrhosis. It could be from working in a chemical plant. It could be from steroids from my days as a weightlifter. It could be NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). It has been about 5 years since diagnosis. I have recently started having severe dizziness, weakness, unsteadiness and encephalopathy. No fun.

Comment from: Angie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I was diagnosed with hemochromatosis, which caused my liver cirrhosis.

Comment from: Cirrhoman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

I seriously abused alcohol for too many years which caused my liver cirrhosis.

Comment from: CC, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

Chemotherapy for colon cancer caused cirrhosis of the liver. I received Folfox regime (5fu, leucovorin, oxaliplatin).

Comment from: Raja D, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I was diagnosed with cirrhosis and fatty lever. I am very tired and in a sleepy mood. Water retention started in my legs and now I feel it in stomach. I am totally a nondrinker. I don’t know how to reduce the water retention. I am not well, and I am told to go for a transplant. My sugar level is 200 below and having medicine Glimda 2 mg and a tablet of Liv 52.

Comment from: brian, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 30

I was a long time alcoholic. Along the way I contracted hepatitis C. I never thought much about the damage alcohol was doing to my body, just loved to drink. During a routine physical, my doctor didn’t like the bloodwork, and sent me to a gastroenterologist. I was found to have chronic cirrhosis and end stage liver disease. I had 2 surgeries for banding varices. The prognosis is not good. I know that by the choices I have made, I have considerably shortened my life. I am finding a way to cope with that. It is my fault, I played the game, I just didn’t know the odds or at what cost. I hope someday they will spread awareness of the dangers of alcohol, like they have done for tobacco. Good luck to our young people!

Comment from: The Hippy SparkyMark, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

In 2004 I was told that I had less than 14 days to live; end-stage cirrhosis. I stopped drinking, studied foods and meticulously observed my diet. It's now 14 years later.

Comment from: cirrohsis, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I am 69 year old and had undergone CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) and angioplasty. About 2 years ago I had severe blood vomiting and blood in the stools. I was admitted in the hospital in an unconscious condition. I recovered in 12 hours and it was noticed that I am suffering from cirrhosis. I am in the wait list for liver transplant for the past two years. I am not a heavy drinker, only a social drinker, and not had alcohol for the past two years. Now itching is the main problem and it is intolerable. My breasts have also swollen, I feel very week and have giddiness, and I am not able to walk also. Hope I will soon get the suitable liver and solve my problem.

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