What does cirrhosis of liver Nos mean?

Cirrhosis is scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by long-term liver damage. The scar tissue prevents the liver working properly. Cirrhosis is sometimes called end-stage liver disease because it happens after other stages of damage from conditions that affect the liver, such as hepatitis.

What is considered a liver disorder?

The term “liver disease” applies to many conditions that stop the liver from working or prevent it from functioning well. Abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), or abnormal results of liver function tests may suggest you have liver disease.

Is liver disorder life threatening?

Acute liver failure can develop quickly in an otherwise healthy person, and it is life-threatening. If you or someone you know suddenly develops a yellowing of the eyes or skin; tenderness in the upper abdomen; or any unusual changes in mental state, personality or behavior, seek medical attention right away.

What are the 5 symptoms of liver disease?

If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, they may include:

  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain and swelling.
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Dark urine color.
  • Pale stool color.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Nausea or vomiting.

Can liver disease be cured?

No, there is no cure for cirrhosis. The damage already done to your liver is permanent. However, depending on the underlying cause of your cirrhosis, there may be actions you can take to keep your cirrhosis from getting worse.

What does Nos mean in medical terms?

In a few instances, “NOS” is also used to indicate that a particular term is used in a general sense. For example, “NOS” is printed after “endocrine gland” in “C75.9 endocrine gland, NOS” to indicate that other specific endocrine glands such as “pineal gland” and “pituitary gland” are also listed with their specific codes.

What is chronic liver disease?

What is Chronic Liver Disease? Chronic liver diseases include health problems that primarily affect the liver and have the potential to cause long term damage to the liver if untreated. These include infections, diseases cause by the immune system, metabolic diseases, and inherited conditions.

What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (Nfld)?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol.

What are the most common liver diseases?

The two most common metabolic and inherited liver diseases are Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Wilsons’ Disease. Both of these conditions are associated with deposition of metals into the liver. Over time, the metal infiltrates into the liver and causes injury to the liver.