In this episode of Back to Health, Danielle Brandman, M.D. discusses what patients should know about cirrhosis. She highlights the alcoholic and nonalcoholic causes that can damage to the liver and how providers can diagnose the scarring of the organ. She also reviews the main functions of the liver and what can happen when the organ fails. She goes over the patient journey from diagnosis to liver transplant, and the treatments currently available to patients at Weill Cornell Medicine.
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