what do you mean by decompensated hepatic cirrhosis?
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As explained in the previous question in the following link, cirrhosis is damage to liver cells so that these liver cells are replaced by connective tissue. Cirrhosis itself there are 4 stages:
Stage 1 or compensatory cirrhosis, where only a small amount of connective tissue is formed, healthy liver cells can still replace the function of damaged liver cells and have been replaced by the connective tissue. Stage 2, where minor complications have occurred such as portal hypertension and varicose veins begin to form at a certain place (esophagus, stomach), but in general there are still healthy liver cells and can still function properly. Stage 3, where liver damage is extensive and connective tissue has filled most of the liver, in this condition various complications of cirrhosis of the liver and liver function have greatly decreased. This stage is also called decompensated cirrhosis. Stage 4, is the final stage where the heart is no longer functioning. This condition is a very dangerous condition and a liver transplant must be done immediately so that the sufferer can survive. Decompensated hepatic cirrhosis indicates that healthy liver tissue has very few and various complications have emerged from cirrhosis due to liver function that has been greatly reduced, for example:
portal hypertension of esophageal varices until rupture of esophageal varices of ascites splenomegaly malnutrition infection with hepatic encephalopathy etc. It is better to discuss further with the doctor who treats the patient to find out more about the therapeutic plan for the patient.
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