Jun 1, 2013

Cirrhosis Causes

Around the world, people develop cirrhosis due to alcohol is said to be about 10%, the statistics shows that about 75 percents of cirrhosis is causes by chronic hepatitis, including hepatitis C virus. Top 10 cirrhosis causes are listed below:

Cause 1:

Most people developed cirrhosis from viral hepatitis. Statistics show that 80% to 90% of patients have cirrhosis due to hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV). Chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C will can causes inflammation of the liver, over time, the liver will form scar tissues, causing cirrhosis. This process can take a number of months or even decades for to form.

Recently, clinical studies found that chronic hepatitis B can easily develop into cirrhosis. Hepatitis B patients with HBsAg and HBeAg, over 50% of these people had develop liver cirrhosis, due to their hepatitis B infection.

On the other hand, over half of chronic hepatitis C patient will develop cirrhosis, meaning that chronic hepatitis C causes cirrhosis more then chronic hepatitis B.

Cause 2:

Alcohol is also one of the biggest cause of cirrhosis. In Western countries, alcohol is the cause of more then 50% of all cirrhosis cases. In Japan, the number of cases of cirrhosis cause by alcohol abuse is increasing.

Cause 3:

Toxins and drugs can also cause cirrhosis. Long term contacts of chemical poison, arsenic or phosphorus and taking drugs consistently will harm the liver cells. Necrosis of the liver cells causes overload of bile and allergies. This is also the reasons why chronic hepatitis disease causes cirrhosis.

Cause 4:

Metabolic liver cirrhosis, is a type of cirrhosis. Some genetic and metabolic diseases causes toxic substances to accumulate in the liver, destroying liver cells and causing cirrhosis. Typical speaking, iron and copper is the main cause of metabolism disturbances.

Cause 5:

Hepatic veno-occlusive liver cirrhosis is a type of cirrhosis. Repeated heart failure causes accumulation of blood to the liver and the liver cells will run out of oxygen and necrosis, causing cirrhosis.

Cause 6:

Biliary cirrhosis. Overload of bile in the liver, or bile pipe blocked over of the liver will causes lack of acid and blood in the liver. Necrosis of liver cells, caused a proliferation of fibrous tissue and cirrhosis.

Cause 7:

Malnourished can cause cirrhosis. Poor nutrition intake, decreases the production of live liver enzymes. Lack of enzymes to synthesize with the body’s lipid phosphatase will causes accumulation of fat in the liver, therefore causing fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease could causes cirrhosis. Long-term malnutrition, weaken the liver cells immune system, and toxins substances will accumulate in the body. The toxins will necrosis liver cells causing cirrhosis.

Cause 8:

Parasites liver cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can also caused by a parasite infections such as schistosomiasis.

Cause 9:

If a pregnant woman has a syphilis virus in her body, she might infected her baby and causing congenital syphilis cirrhosis.

Cause 10:

If the causes of cirrhosis can not be found in the patient or his family history, in this case it is called, unexplained liver cirrhosis.


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