The liver has many roles in the body. It helps make blood clotting factors and bile. It process cholesterol and maintain normal blood sugar levels. It also helps remove toxins like alcohol and drugs from the body. A liver that does not function as it should can disrupt normal functions in the body.
Many conditions can lead to cirrhosis, such as viral hepatitis, inherited diseases, obstruction of the bile ducts, severe drug reactions, and long term exposure to toxins. The most common cause of cirrhosis is chronic alcohol abuse.
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