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What are some ways to lower problems related to cirrhosis?

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Cirrhosis is when the healthy cells in your liver get damaged and replaced by scar tissue. Here are some ways to lower your chances of developing cirrhosis-related problems:

  • Stick to your treatments.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or use street drugs.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat a low-fat diet.

From: What Is Cirrhosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Cirrhosis.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Cirrhosis.”

CDC: “What is Viral Hepatitis?”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Hepatitis D.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 25, 2017

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: “Cirrhosis.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Cirrhosis.”

CDC: “What is Viral Hepatitis?”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Hepatitis D.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 25, 2017

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