Liver Cirrhosis

A medical abnormality targeting the Liver and causing scar tissue to replace your healthy liver cells slowly. It happens overtime, mainly because of certain infection like viral hepatitis B and C or excessive alcohol addiction. Obesity also raises the chances of this disease. The scarring of the liver is irreversible. Cirrhosis leads to fatigue/weakness, loss of appetite, itching, easy bruising, jaundice and fatigue.

Symptoms of Cirrhosis of the Liver

Patients with cirrhosis may show few or no signs of liver disease. Some of the symptoms may be nonspecific; that is, they may not imply that the liver is their cause. Some of the more common signs/Symptoms of cirrhosis often include

Loss of appetite
Fatigue or Weakness
Persistent Itching
Ready bruising

Early detection is essential here. Our experienced liver specialist will do a careful study of patient history, clinical examination, and may specific blood investigations. Radiology testing, including Ultrasound or CT scan is used to get an accurate understanding of the stage of cirrhosis. If required, our consultant may also conduct a liver biopsy test for final confirmation. Most of these diagnostic procedures are readily available at Care Hospital Bathinda


Cirrhosis treatment is mostly preventive in nature and meant to contain any further damage to the liver, treating complications of cirrhosis, and early detection of liver cancer. Liver Transplant is also a choice in treating patients with advanced cirrhosis, which requires a donor.

As such, There is little cure for liver cirrhosis that could reverse this disease. Predominantly, the prognosis is poor at terminal stages. The life expectancy of patients with ‘advanced’ cirrhosis is generally between 6 months to 2 years, depending on how to advance the cirrhosis is. After a comprehensive evaluation of your patient's disease, our lead liver specialist Dr. Gursewak Singh – DM Gastreontology, will work out the best possible treatment plans and take a call after weighing-in all medical and surgical factors. With successful liver transplants, usually, the life expectancy of cirrhosis patients is more than 12 years with minimal complications.