Monday, March 20, 2023

Cirrhosis is not just a matter of alcohol: what are the other causes of the disease?

cirrhosis This is the final stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver. In general, this disease is associated with excessive alcohol consumption, which is true, however, cirrhosis is not just a matter of alcoholism.

Cirrhosis of the liver can also occur in people who have never or rarely consumed alcohol. According to the Catalan Association of Liver Patients main reason The major causes of the disease are chronic alcohol abuse, type B or C viral hepatitis, and although less frequent, there are other causes such as autoimmune or hereditary diseases.

In addition, the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI) indicates that recently it is becoming related to the accumulation of fat in the liver, which is above obesity, type 2 diabetes, Increase in blood fat and sedentary life.

The growing importance of liver disease due to fatty deposits associated with diabetes mellitus and obesity,

cirrhosis and other diseases

The Mexican Foundation for Liver Health AC (Fundhepa) highlights the 40 percent of patients with diabetes Fatty liver occurs in type 2 diabetes mellitus, a condition that can develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer, so it is important to know and prevent health complications arising from the dangerous relationship that exists between diabetes and liver diseases.

“At the same time, more and more importance is being given to liver disease caused by fatty deposits,” explained Dr. Oscar Núñez Martínez, doctor of medicine and surgery and specialist in the digestive system at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Hospital in Madrid. Diabetes mellitus and is associated with obesity, secondary to our eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle ”, specifies this specialist in the digestive system.

any cause of chronic liver disease (alcoholism, chronic hepatitis C or B, or autoimmune diseases, for example) can cause progressive damage to the liver and end in liver cirrhosis, says Dr. Nuñez. He also pointed out that it is a mistake to associate it exclusively with alcoholics.

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