Early Signs of Liver Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the liver [1] is a serious disease, as a result of which the liver tissue is replaced by connective tissue, and the organ stops performing its function. Cirrhosis is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to the most serious, life-threatening consequences.

The main causes for developing cirrhosis are hepatitis B and C, fatty deposits in the liver (steatosis), excessive drinking of alcohol. There are also other factors that lead to liver cirrhosis, such as wils0on di9sease or autoimmune hepatitis.  Unfortunately, cirrhosis of the liver does not manifest itself for a long time. The liver has great compensatory capabilities, so the disease can be asymptomatic for a long time or with minimal manifestations. The appearance of severe clinical symptoms indicates already significant liver damage.

The most common symptoms that appear as alerts at the beginning of the development of cirrhosis are usually;


Fatigue refers to the feeling of extreme tiredness with changes in productivity at work and in social life. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms and manifestations in people that have any form of liver disease, whether it is caused by some inherited diseases, excess alcohol, too much fat consumption and virus. Although this symptom is seen in several liver complications, it has a high prevalence in cholangitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and hepatitis C. Despite the importance of this symptom, the underlying causes of this symptom are unknown [3]. In this regard, several studies have shown that the degree of fatigue is not associated with the degree of severity of liver function.

The first step to treat fatigue is to find out the cause. Also there are alternative therapies to help relieve the feeling of fatigue, such as medication, massage, relaxation and acupuncture. A well-balanced diet, proper exercise and adequate sleep can help a lot too.