Cirrhosis Law and Legal Definition

Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver as a result of chronic liver disease and liver dysfunction. Complications include accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, bleeding disorders, increased pressure in the blood vessels, and confusion or a change in the level of consciousness. Common causes of chronic liver disease in the US include hepatitis C infection and long-term alcohol abuse.

Some of the symptoms of cirrhosis include:

1. Ascites

2. Swelling of the legs

3. Vomiting blood

4. Confusion

5. Jaundice

6. Small, red spider-like blood vessels on the skin

7. Weakness

8. Weight loss

9. Nausea and vomiting

10. Impotence and loss of interest in sex

11. Bleeding hemorrhoids