Liver cirrhosis

In liver cirrhosis, the liver structure is damaged by scar tissue, which impairs its function. The scar tissue forms from dead liver cells. This can be due to a chronic infection, poisoning, or chronic liver disease. Often, liver cirrhosis is detected late. Liver cirrhosis can ultimately lead to liver failure.


Symptoms that can occur with liver cirrhosis include nausea, reduced appetite, abdominal pain, weight loss, muscle mass loss, fatigue, jaundice, itching, bad breath, and cessation of menstruation in women.



The treatment of liver cirrhosis primarily involves slowing the damage to the liver. People with liver cirrhosis have an increased risk of malnutrition. A dietitian can help with a healthy and varied diet, suited to the symptoms you are experiencing. This helps to preserve muscle mass as much as possible.


Are you interested in a diet for liver cirrhosis? We would be happy to guide you with tailored nutritional advice.

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