WHAT IS MEANT BY CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER?
In cirrhosis of the liver, the liver tissue starts to break down or decay. This healthy tissue is then reinstated with scar tissue. The scar tissue doesn’t allow blood to flow to the healthy parts of the liver.
The damaged parts of the liver may reform in the early stages of the disease, as the damage spreads, the liver’s ability to fix itself downfalls.
HOW DO YOU SUFFER FROM CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER?
Cirrhosis of the liver is a lifelong liver disease. The most common cause of cirrhosis of the liver is because of alcohol abuse and hepatitis C infection. A few other causes include:
- Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Specific inherited diseases
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Sepsis in cirrhosis
Certain liver disorders, such as cirrhosis of the liver, can increase your risk of growing infection and sepsis. Sometimes wrongly called blood poisoning, sepsis is often the body’s deadly answer to infection. Sepsis requires early detection and rapid treatment. Dr. Chetan Kalal is Best cirrhosis specialist in South Mumbai.
Sepsis and septic shock can result from an infection anywhere in the body, such as pneumonia, influenza, or urinary tract infections. Worldwide, one-third of people who develop sepsis die. Many who do survive are left with life-changing effects, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and fatigue, organ dysfunction (organs don’t work properly) and/or amputations.
DEFINITION OF SEPSIS-
Sepsis is an inflammatory reply to the presence of infection. Sepsis becomes severe when it is associated with organ dysfunction. Patients suffering from cirrhosis are prone to develop sepsis. Cirrhotic patients are especially responsive to bacterial infections because of developed bacterial translocation, possibly related to liver dysfunction.
How does sepsis affect the liver?
Liver dysfunction after sepsis is an independent risk factor for multiple organ dysfunction and sepsis-induced death. … Acting as a double-edged sword in sepsis, the liver-mediated immune response is responsible for clearing bacteria and toxins but also causes inflammation, immunosuppression, and organ damage.
Sepsis Causes and Risk Factors
Bacterial infections are most often to blame. But sepsis can also result from other infections. It can begin anywhere bacteria or viruses enter the body. So, it could sometimes be caused by something as minor as a scraped knee or nicked cuticle. If you have a more serious medical problem such as appendicitis, pneumonia, meningitis, or a urinary tract infection, you’re also at risk.
What are the symptoms of sepsis?
Because of the many sites on the body from which sepsis can originate, there are a number of symptoms. The most prominent are:
- Fast heart rate
- Fever or hypothermia (very low body temperature)
- Shaking or chills
- Warm or clammy/sweaty skin
- Confusion or disorientation
- Hyperventilation (rapid breathing) or shortness of breath