Frequent Bruising Accompanied By Hemoglobin Which Continues To Decrease In People With Cirrhosis?
Hello. I want to ask about my 75 year old mom. He currently has coronary heart disease and he is drinking blood thinners. He has a severe hematoma. Until big swelling and pain. He also lost the same hb to 4 more. After adding. Why is the hb still going down and now the album has gone down to 2.6. His body also likes to heat. 37-39. And he also has high bilirubin up to 7. According to the doctor. I have cirrhosis. My question. Is it because of cirrhosis that causes all the problems above? Or the problematic blood. Thanks
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Cirrhosis is a condition of the formation of certain tissues in the liver as a result of long-term liver damage. Regardless of your parents' condition, the causes of cirrhosis can be various, such as liver infection or hepatitis, alcohol consumption, fatty liver, immune system disease, Budd-Chiari syndrome when blood clots and blocks blood vessels in the liver, hereditary diseases such as Wilson's disease and cystic fibrosis, and cancer.
The liver plays a role in various processes in the body, the process of regulating fluid balance by producing albumin, the process of changing bilirubin, and other metabolisms. So that with the disruption of the liver, symptoms can appear in the form of swelling due to fluid imbalance, high bilirubin because it cannot be processed, and some of them also bleed easily and occur bruises (hematoma), fever, skin and the whites of the eyes are yellow, and many more other symptoms.
In the case of your parents, it could be the cirrhosis that caused this, but there could also be something else, considering that your mother's immune system is already weakened and there are complications from various illnesses. What is clear, as a family, if your mother's position is now handled by doctors in internal medicine, cardiologist and hospitalized, it should already be the best thing that can be sought. Internal medicine doctors will try to slow the damage caused by cirrhosis by providing various treatments in the form of infusion of albumin, transfusion, fever and so forth.
In addition, as a real family member you have the right to ask the doctor as clearly as possible to treat your mother. Regarding the actual disease, there are any diseases, how to deal with them, and what treatment can be given, including if necessary to be referred to a hospital with more complete facilities. Discuss with other members of your family, while still encouraging your mother and helping the medical authorities to always watch her. So, hopefully answering your question.