Cirrhosis symptoms
Cirrhosis

  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice occurs when your skin, mucous membranes or eyes take on a yellow color due to the buildup of bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is produced when your body breaks down red blood cells. Normally, the liver processes bilirubin and then your...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and eyes and can indicate a serious problem with liver, gallbladder, or pancreas function.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the virus may cause liver failure.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ascites is when fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs. It usually occurs when the liver stops working properly, causing abdominal bloating and pain, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Swelling occurs whenever the organs, skin, or other parts of your body enlarge. It is typically the result of inflammation or a buildup of fluid. Swelling can occur internally (within the body) or it can affect your outer skin and muscles. A range...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The feeling of being too full, bloating, heartburn, gas, and nausea are signs of indigestion.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign that there is a problem in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: esophagus stomach small intestine large intestine or colon rectum anus GI bleeding can occur in any on...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take fluid in, it passes from our digestive system into our circulatory system and is filtered through the kidneys.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Dark urine is urine that is a deeper (usually brown, deep yellow or maroon) color rather than the usual straw to yellow color. Urine looks dark. Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting blood (hematemesis) is the regurgitation of stomach contents mixed with blood, or the regurgitation of blood only. Vomiting blood sounds jarring, but in some cases, it may be triggered by minor causes such as swallowing blood from a mouth...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A swollen abdomen occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal. This is sometimes called a distended abdomen or swollen belly. A swollen abdomen has a number of potential causes, and it is a common occurrence.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is a byproduct of red blood cells, normally broken down in the liver when they become a waste products.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Yellow eyes refers to the condition of the whites of the eyes having a yellowish color. Scleral jaundice, yellow eyes, yellow sclera. Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Oliguria is the medical term for a decreased output of urine. This is clinically defined as an output of below 400 millilitres (~16 ounces) of urine over the course of 24 hours. If you are still urinating in any amount, you are experiencing oligur...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The color of vomited blood varies depending on the amount of time the blood has been in the gastrointestinal system. If there is a delay in vomiting, blood will appear dark red, brown or black and precipitated blood clots produce the appearance of coffee ground like material.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Coffee ground vomitus is vomit that looks like, and has the consistency of coffee grounds. It is usually the result of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI tract is made up of the stomach, mouth, throat, esophagus, and the beginning ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Master Cleanse Diet is a liquid diet used to detoxify the body and encourage weight loss. Find out if the master cleanse diet is safe and effective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Mediterranean Diet focuses on fresh foods that help to stay healthy and fit in a natural way. It's based on the traditional eating habits of the poor coastal regions of Southern Italy, Crete, and Greece. In addition to weight loss, the diet is...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hormone diet stems from the book of the same title by Dr. Natasha Turner. Its primary focus is on hormone fluctuations that supposedly can negatively affect a person's weight, as well as other things that can contribute to weight gain and othe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • You can't play catch with your child because you get too winded. You wake up choking in the middle of the night due to sleep apnea. You want to be able to shop in mainstream stores. There are hundreds of reasons to lose weight. Of course, being di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When it comes to successful and enduring weight loss, eating well is only part of the battle. Physical activity will help inch you closer to your goal by incinerating calories and building muscle, which is more metabolically active when you're at ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Given the incredible amount of time and effort a solid weight loss plan requires, quick fixes such as diet pills, supplements, and surgeries can hold a certain appeal. But many times, they are unsafe, unregulated, or too good to be true. Be sure t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn the pros and cons of the macrobiotic diet, and learn if it will work for you. The macrobiotic diet and lifestyle were codified by George Ohsawa, a French-Japanese writer and thinker in the early 20th century.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Although there's no foolproof plan for weight loss, tried-and-true strategies for success do exist. Acknowledge that losing weight-and maintaining that loss-requires lifetime dedication. Instead of focusing on a "diet," cast a wider net, and inste...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Making the decision to revamp your diet and shed some pounds takes courage, dedication, time, and effort, but it absolutely can be done. Before embarking on any weight-loss plan, it's wise to check in with your physician, especially if you struggl...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) is the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance. Established in 1994, the NWCR tracks more than 5,000 individuals who have not only lost significant amounts of we...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lightheadedness is feeling as if you might faint. Your body may feel heavy while your head feels as if it is not getting enough blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Motion sickness is a sensation of wooziness that usually occurs when someone is traveling by car, boat, plane, or train. It can cause an upset stomach, nausea, cold sweats, dizziness, and headache.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Each trimester is marked by a baby's growth and by body changes in the mother.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Edema is a condition of abnormally large fluid volume in the circulatory system or in tissues between the body's cells (interstitial spaces).
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impotence is the inability to hold an erection. As a man ages, testosterone decreases, causing changes in his sexuality. This includes loss of libido and impotence, which can result in the inability to gain or hold an erection. Certain medical con...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Statistics regarding impotence and erectile dysfunction are sketchy. As cited by Merck in the Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals, at least 10 to 20 million men in the United States alone suffer from erectile dysfunction. Experts believe th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An estimated 15 to 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and frequent ED can be a sign of a bigger medical problem that needs attention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting is a forceful discharge of stomach contents. Vomiting can be a one-time event linked to something that doesn't settle right in the stomach. Recurrent vomiting may be attributed to numerous underlying medical conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal pain occurs between the chest and pelvic regions and can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Inflammation or diseases in intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas may cause abdominal pain. Viral or...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more organs in the area being pres...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating sensation creating the desire to scratch to relieve the feeling. Possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses, such as kidney or liver disease, to skin rashes, allergies, and derm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin, most commonly evidenced by an itchy pink or red rash.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye burning accompanied by discharge and/or itching is usually a sign of infection, and should be looked at by a doctor immediately. It can also be a sign of a foreign body in the eye or an injury to the eye.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation or delirium. If you or someone you care about ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rectal bleeding is a common problem, often caused by constipation, anal fissures or hemorrhoids. It can be an indication of serious occult disease and should be evaluated by a physician.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Rectal bleeding is blood coming from the anus at the end of the digestive tract and may be associated with stools or bowel movements or seen in the toilet bowl or on toilet paper. Rectal hemorrhage, bleeding...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Nosebleeds are common and rarely indicate a serious medical problem. However, frequent nosebleeds, a bleed that lasts longer than 20 minutes or occurs after an injury may require medical attention. Dry air is the most common cause of nosebleeds. A...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The nasal septum is a thin structure, separating the two sides of the nose. If it is not in the middle of the nose, then it is deviated.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bleeding gums are most often a sign of gum disease, but can also point to a number of other health problems. Occasional bleeding of the gums can be the result of brushing your teeth too vigorously or wearing dentures that do not fit correctly. Fre...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling-also known as peripheral edema-refers to an accumulation of fluid in these parts of the body. The buildup of fluid is not usually painful, unless it is due to injury. Older people frequently experience this type of sw...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Normal stools can vary in shades of brown, mostly due to diet. Pale or clay-colored stools are not normal. If your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbla...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Unintentional weight loss is the process of losing weight without dieting or increasing physical activity. It may occur following a loss of appetite or when you are consuming the same amount of calories as usual. Either way, it is usually cause fo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breast enlargement in men is called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can occur during early childhood or puberty. Older men can also suffer from gynecomastia due to hormonal changes or medication side effects. Breast swelling can also result from abnorm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When men become sexually aroused, a number of hormones, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels all work in conjunction with one another to signal an erection. Nerve signals, sent from the brain to the penis, stimulate muscles to relax. This, in turn, ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aversion to food and drink can be a temporary response to a benign illness, as with the common cold, or a response to a complex interaction of physical, mental and behavioral issues. While it is normal to experience a loss of appetite with certain conditions, when aversion to food and drink results in significant weight loss and nutritional deficits, it is important to seek medical advice.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
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