Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the early detection of "silent" liver cirrhosis?

What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is scar tissue of the liver. 

Categories of cirrhosis: 

1. Compensated Cirrhosis – Where the body is compensating, there are no symptoms.

2. Decompensated Cirrhosis – This is where you start experiencing all of the symptoms. 

Symptoms of cirrhosis:  

• Spider Angioma – Red web-like veins 

• Xanthomas – Small yellow cholesterol spots, sometimes around the eyelids

• Jaundice – The whites of the eyes and the skin become yellow

• Thin Skin – You can't make collagen anymore 

• Ascites – A fluid-filled sac around the mid-section

• Gynecomastia – Breast tissue 

• Clubbed fingernails

• Edema in the lower leg 

• Red Palms

• Confusion 

• Bruising 

• Itchy skin 

• Cognitive issues 

What causes cirrhosis? Cirrhosis of the liver starts with insulin resistance from:  

• Alcohol  

• High carb diets  

• Junk food  

• Sugar  

• Frequent eating  

• Drugs (legal or illegal)   

• Viruses

Insulin resistance creates a lot of inflammation, which will also make insulin resistance worse. This situation may lead to a fatty liver, which can then lead to scar tissue in the liver that causes you to lose liver function, which is cirrhosis. 

Insulin resistance is also associated with:  

• Diabetes  

• Metabolic syndrome  

• Obesity

If you have symptoms of cirrhosis, you may want to start by fixing the insulin resistance. 

Last updated: Jul 21, 2023 14:11 PM