Cirrhosis of the Liver: What is It, Symptoms, Causes & Stages

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Cryosclerotic cirrhosis is an advanced form of liver disease in which healthy liver cells are replaced by scar tissue, causing the liver to become irreversibly damaged. Scar tissue prevents your liver from performing its functions effectively.

The scar tissue restricts the flow of blood through the liver, impairing the organ’s capacity to handle nutrients, hormones, medications, and natural toxins, among other things (poisons). It also has the additional effect of decreasing the liver’s creation of proteins and other chemicals by the liver.

What are the signs and symptoms of liver cirrhosis?

The stage of the illness determines the signs and symptoms of cirrhosis. It is possible that you may not have any symptoms in the first stages. The following are some of the first indications and symptoms of cirrhosis:

  • Appetite loss is a common problem.
  • Feeling sluggish or exhausted.
  •  Nausea.
  • Fever.
  • Stools with a light color scheme.

Stages of Liver Disease

Stage 1 Inflammation

During the early stages of liver disease, the liver will become enlarged or inflamed as a result of the body’s normal reaction to an injury or infection. Inflammation of the liver, commonly known as hepatitis, may develop when there are more toxins in the blood than the liver is capable of processing.

Stage 2 Fibrosis

Inflammation that is not addressed results in scarring of the liver, known as fibrosis. This impairs the liver’s capacities since it has the potential to reduce blood flow through the organ.

Stage 3 Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver has suffered significant and permanent scarring. It may take many years, or even decades, between the second and third phases of liver disease, so it is important to intervene quickly if you have any reason to believe you may be at risk.

Stage 4 Failure of the Liver

When the liver’s ability to operate is completely lost, this is referred to as a liver failure, which is the last stage of the illness. Currently, the liver cannot be restored by itself or by medical therapy; a liver transplant is the only chance for recovery at this point.


In certain cases, the symptoms of liver illness are either nonexistent or might be signs of other health conditions. Therefore it may not always be adequately detected, so it is advised to contact Dr. Ujjwal Zambare. As a preventative measure, frequent blood tests are a good idea.