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Some diseases that can damage the liver are obesity, excessive alcohol consumption and hepatitis B and C virus. Although this organ has a great regenerative capacity, each one that is damaged and repaired creates a scar, the accumulation of these causes It is known as fibrosis.

Thus, when the liver is constantly damaged by different pathologies it forms scars that diminish its function.

The doctor Carolina Guzmán Arriaga, from the Laboratory of Liver, Pancreas and Motility of the Experimental Medicine Unit of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM , explained that despite the failures, this body is able to work for many years, until finally it stops working, presenting decompensated cirrhosis and severe liver failure.


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