According to the American Liver Foundation, Cirrhosis can be defined as replacement of normal liver tissue with non-living scar tissue (Liverfoundation.org). The disease basically refers to liver only. The death of the natural tissues of the liver will lead to their replacement by fibrous tissue and hence scarring.
1.1 Causes of cirrhosis
Alcoholism: The commonest cause of cirrhosis of liver is chronic alcoholism. The disease process starts with swelling initially gradually leading to fibrous formation and hence cirrhosis (Das).
Other significant causes are:
Non alcoholic steatohepatitis: This is basically swelling and cirrhosis of liver not because of Continue reading...