Because cirrhosis cannot be cured, treatment focuses on preventing further liver damage, easing symptoms, and reducing the impact of complications. The liver is a large organ and is able to perform many of its vital functions despite some damage. Removing the causes of cirrhosis increases your chances of recovering and carrying on a more normal life.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapies
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2013 -
- Update Date: 04/24/2013 -