Dr. Sharan Narute

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis Treatment in Pune & PCMC - Dr. Sharan Narute

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis represents the end stage of progressive liver damage, characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue with scar tissue (fibrosis). This scarring disrupts the liver’s structure and function.

Cirrhosis is a condition in which your liver is scarred and permanently damaged. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and prevents your liver from working normally. As cirrhosis gets worse, your liver begins to fail.


Chronic liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis B and C infections, excessive alcohol consumption, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), autoimmune hepatitis, and prolonged exposure to toxins or certain medications can lead to liver cirrhosis.


Symptoms of liver cirrhosis can vary widely but may include fatigue, weakness, easy bruising or bleeding, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes), ascites (fluid buildup in the abdomen), edema (swelling in the legs and ankles), itching, loss of appetite, weight loss, confusion, and spider-like blood vessels on the skin.


Treatment aims to manage symptoms, slow disease progression, and prevent complications. Lifestyle modifications such as abstaining from alcohol, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising regularly are crucial. Medications may be prescribed to manage specific symptoms or complications. In advanced cases, liver transplantation may be necessary to improve survival and quality of life.