Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. Each time your liver is injured — whether by disease, excessive alcohol consumption, or another cause — it tries to repair itself. In the process, scar tissue forms. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function (decompensated cirrhosis). Advanced cirrhosis is life-threatening.
Here are the four stages of liver disease.
- Stage 1: The first sign of liver damage is inflammation
- Stage 2: Fibrosis is the start of liver scarring
- Stage 3: More severe scarring leads to cirrhosis
- Stage 4: Liver failure
Some of the causes include
Gastritis doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms in everyone. The most common symptoms are :