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Cirrhosis may not cause symptoms at the start. Later symptoms include feeling sick and tired, yellow skin and eyes, itchy skin and a swollen tummy.
Treatment for cirrhosis usually involves treating the cause, to stop it getting worse. Some people eventually need a liver transplant.
Common causes of cirrhosis include drinking too much alcohol, a long-term liver infection such as hepatitis B or C, and being obese.
To reduce your risk of cirrhosis, cut down on alcohol, be a healthy weight, and avoid hepatitis by using a condom during sex and not injecting drugs.
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