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Debido a que la cirrosis no se puede curar, el tratamiento se enfoca en prevenir daño hepático adicional, aliviar los síntomas, y reducir el impacto de complicaciones. El hígado es un órgano grande y es capaz de realizar muchas de sus funciones vitales a pesar de algún daño. Eliminar las causas de cirrosis incrementa sus probabilidades de recuperarse y llevar una vida más normal.

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Cirugía
Tratamientos alternativos y complementarios

References:

Cirrhosis. American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/cirrhosis. Updated December 3, 2012. Accessed April 24, 2013.

Cirrhosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 27, 2012. Accessed April 24, 2013.

Cirrhosis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/cirrhosis/index.aspx. Updated February 21, 2012. Accessed April 24, 2013.

Heidelbaugh JJ, Sherbondy M. Cirrhosis and Chronic Liver Failure: Part II. Complications and Treatment. Am Fam Phys. 2006;74:767-776.



Last reviewed March 2015 by Daus Mahnke, MD

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