To this day, many of us think that the cirrhosis it only affected those people who had problems in their drinking; that is, they suffered from alcoholism. However, this is far from being completely true.
In the cirrhosis healthy liver tissue it is replaced by scar tissue, which partially blocks the circulation of blood through this organ, "as described by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
The scarring also deteriorates other liver capacities such as: the control of infections, elimination of bacteria and toxins in the blood, processing nutrients, hormones and medications ...
This disease has various causes, among which alcohol has been found; However, this is not the most frequent cause of cirrhosis. Instead, obesity and hepatitis C both cause liver damage.