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Cirrhosis is a condition that affects liver function due to the presence of scar tissue in the liver. Causes of cirrhosis include exposure/ingestion of chemicals, viruses, toxic metals and autoimmune liver disease. Symptoms that may present themselves include exhaustion and fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, itching, susceptibility to bruising easily, nausea and/or vomiting, abdominal swelling, jaundice, vomiting blood and encephalopathy. Natural methods of treating cirrhosis include a balanced and alcohol free diet plan, herbal therapies and Traditional Chinese medicine. Other treatment methods include medications, vitamins, removing excess copper, phlebotomy (removing blood in the case of haemochromatosis), surgery or liver transplant, omega 3 fatty acids and homoeopathy.

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