Cirrhosis is the term used for scarring throughout the liver. While a healthy liver can regenerate, a liver with cirrhosis can lose its ability to regenerate, or grow back. There are many causes for cirrhosis, not just alcohol, and the team at Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health Liver Program can help identify the cause.
In the early stages of cirrhosis, there may be no symptoms and blood work may appear normal.
Carolinas HealthCare System Digestive Health diagnostic screenings may include:
Your provider may need to run additional tests to determine your degree of cirrhosis. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include:
In many cases, we treat complications that are due to cirrhosis using diuretics or fluid pills. . Many of our board-certified liver specialists have received additional training in treating cirrhosis and can identify patients who may benefit from a liver transplant. We also participate in educational and research activities and are able to offer patients the latest, most effective treatments and therapies. To learn more, please visit our Clinical Trials and Research page.