Treatments for Cirrhosis
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Because cirrhosis cannot be cured, treatment focuses on preventing further liver damage, easing symptoms, and reducing the impact of complications. The liver is a large organ and is able to perform many of its vital functions despite some damage. It also has the ability to repair itself provided that the injury is not too severe. Removing the causes of cirrhosis increases your chances of recovering and carrying on a more normal life.
Treatment involves the following:
American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/ . Accessed March 8, 2006.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 7, 2006.
National Library of Medicine website. Available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 8, 2006.
Last reviewed July 2008 by ]]>Daus Mahnke, MD]]>
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