Cirrhosis Support Group

Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease, most commonly caused by alcoholism and hepatitis C. Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis and is associated with a poor quality of life, increased risk of infections, and a poor long term outcome. Liver damage from cirrhosis cannot be reversed, but treatment can stop or delay further progression and reduce complications.

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  • Trissa01

    Kombucha - Safe with Liver Disease?

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    Please do the research before jumping on this food fad. Google- kombucha & liver disease. Talk with your health care provider. Everyone with cirrhosis has liver damage. If kombucha removes toxins, forcing them through the liver, and your liver is damaged you may be in for trouble. Also because of bacterial count it can be dangerous, also many of us have compromised immunity. Just do the...
  • EddieDee

    Just got out of the E.R.

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    I am hoping I do not have Cirrhosis of the Liver. My father has had Liver Cirrhosis for the last 20 years after reading this posts, I realized why he has always had erratic moodswings. He stopped seeing his specialist about 3 years ago. I don't know how he does it. I guess the man is just built rock solid because Cirrhosis is his only medical problem and he is almost 60. We had a few talks in the...
  • Lovinmydad88

    I'm new here,just looking for some support/help

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    Hi everyone I'm new on here and just looking for some help...I am my dad's caregiver,he has liver cirrhosis from alcohol, kidney disease,diabetes,blood disease and if all that's not enough Pancreatic Cancer.MY biggest problem right now is his testicles are severely swollen I mean the size of a cantaloupe.every dr I've taken him to says there's nothing they can do,no pain meds,can't drain his...
  • EddieDee

    cholangitis

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    I have an infection in my bile ducts with a cystic stone that needs a surgical procedure to remove. I need to have my infection gone before they can do the surgical procedure. Reading online is horrible becuase it says it carries a high mortality rate. I am so scared I don't want to die. I have a son, daughter and wife who if that does happen I would leave behind. Has anyone had cholangitis in...
  • Jaxie67

    Cirrhosis & Kidney Disease

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    Hi everyone. I am new on here today. I will tell you a little of my situation. I was diagnosed about 9 years ago with a heritary disease Polycystic Kidney disease. It stayed in control with VERY LITTLE damage. Matter of fact I only have to see a doctor once a year.About a month ago I decided to stop taking sleeping pills. I have been taking an over the counter sleeping pill for 15 years! I also...
  • Ulfap

    Hi everyone

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    Just joined a couple of groyps for support.  One lady in another group said she was being asked if she had been a druggie or other incredibly nisy questions.  I hope people in this group arent bothered with this kind of treatment.  The thing is that if you are new you dont know how you are Supposed to be treated!I just found out what my current viral load is for hep c and it appears to be...
  • Amylouaim

    Fibroscan F4

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    Hi everyone New to this group. I am hoping someone on here can help me with any information regarding my situation. I was diagnosed with Hep C early January this year while hospitalized for pre_op of an.adrenal tumor (pheochromcytoma).I was advised not to address at that time due to the urgency of tumor removal on March 23rd.During procedure it was noted my liver was 4x the norm and my labs were...
  • dab704

    NASH disease

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    I been told I have fibrosis of the liver stage 3 , I apply for clinical trial for a drug call Elafibranor.  I I can not find out what is the difference between cirrhosis and fibrosis ?  The doctor says it's seriously but just how much.  I was also wonder if THC would help to slow the progression of the fibrosis... No doctor in South Carolina gonna say yes. Then diets and excises any...
  • Helpwithbf

    Help please

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    Hello everyone, my boyfriend was diagnosed with cirrhosis about two years ago, he is now 29 years old, he never stopped drinking vodka and now wakes up every morning throwing up with the sweats and shakes bad, not sure what to do now, please help me out with some advice, thanks
  • Jimpocock

    6 months after cirrhosis diagnosis

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    Hello everyone, just a quick story of my 6 months that I hope will help. I was hospitalized January 27 2017 with cirrhosis, AKI Stage 1, bleeding oesophagal varicies, ascites, oedema, jaundice, breathing difficulties and all the other symptoms that come with it. I've had 45 litres of fluid drained from my abdomen over 5 six hour procedures. I left hospital after 2 weeks but the drainings last 2...
  • KMurr

    Fluid Restricted Diet

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    Hi, wondering if anyone who's ever been on a fluid restricted diet knows if it's OK if you go over your daily limit if you're under your total limit for the week? Thanks! 
  • deleted_user

    Coughing

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    My father was diagnosed with cirrhosis in March 2010. Since then, he is being drained every 2 weeks, has no appetite(and when he does, cheats and eats too much sodium). He doesn't drink at all anymore, but he has the worst cough. Is this caused from the fluid buildup? Even after he is drained (yesterday), he is coughing away, and sucking down cough drops like they are candy. I told him to...
  • Trissa01

    Aug 2017 Welcomes Us

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    Hello members & visitors!  Hope everyone is doing well or geting better, or getting help & support.My cirrhosis is probably maintaining if  not improving.I'm not on any meds. I follow a liver friendly diet. I get some exercise every day.  It's possible that some other condition will get me in the end.Hope to hear from you soon!
  • jeanycenalley

    Cirrhosis of the liver

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    I'm new to the sight and am looking for individuals to talk to since talking with my husband & son is difficult. I can talk to my daughter about it but she lives in another state & has discoid lupus that may be changing to systemic lupus so I don't want to burden her. I let her talk to me about her situation and support her as much as possible. I was diagnosed in January of this year and spent...
  • nikkiirose

    Hi, I am looking for support for liver cirrhosis..

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    I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. I am 57 years old and have never had a drink in my life, so needless to say i was quite surprised and sadened when i was told I have cirrhosis of the liver. I have been reading about it online and some of the stuff i have read seems frighting. It would be nice to hear from people who are going through the same thing for knowledge and support. I am...