cirrhosis cirrhosis  /sə ˈroʊ səs/


  • (n) a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism


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  1. Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said: "Alcohol is an ever-growing public health concern, with excess alcohol consumption increasing the risk of diseases such as hypertension, stroke and of course liver cirrhosis. Whether people are at home...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Liam Donaldson Source:

  2. Mr Kerr said: "One person in Scotland dies every six hours as a direct result of alcohol. And deaths from liver cirrhosis are rising at an alarming rate. The links between alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour and violence are clear. Alcohol misuse...
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Andy Kerr Source: Glasgow Evening Times

  3. "Hepatitis C eats away at your liver," Salgado said. "When I got clean, I probably had half my liver that was fine. After 20 years hepatitis had eaten my liver to the point of level 4 cirrhosis. There's only five stages. After that, it's...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Curtis Salgado Source: Tahoe World

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