How do you get cirrhosis?
Liver Cirrhosis is a condition that can affect anyone. It is caused by various factors, but primarily it’s due to excessive alcohol consumption and other underlying medical conditions such as untreated hepatitis infections. In this article, we will explore all the possible ways one can develop cirrhosis.
Alcoholism And The Liver
Drinking too much alcohol over time puts a strain on the liver which leads to the formation of scar tissue, eventually causing cirrhosis. Excessive alcohol intake progressively destroys healthy liver tissues which not only scars your liver but also makes it harder for blood to pass through your organs (especially our dear good old friend Booze!).
A casual drink here and there has no effect on your health; however long-term addiction severely affects your liver functionality in a detrimental way (Booze turn enemy).
Chronic Hepatitis B & C
Hepatitis B & C are contagious viral infections prone to infecting people who use shared needles or unprotected sex with an infected partner (ain’t nobody got time for sick days brethren).
Chronic Hepatitis B & C wears down an individual’s immune system increasing chances of developing both severe scarring (cirrhosis) and cancer affecting their entire body (infection so bad God forbid)!
Consuming Raw Seafood
Eating seafood raw fish or shellfish increased risks one’s chances of contracting Vibrio vulnificus infection transmitted by taking food contaminated water increasing risk factors significantly especially in individuals with low immunity levels because of prior illnesses like AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy treatment (‘that oysters taste like poison” cliché lives up.).
Vibrio vulnificus has high mortality rates if infected directly exposing each sock wearer at sushi poke bowls etcetera served undercooked filtered into the bloodstream where they cause virus destruction forming chaos throughout our bodies most vulnerable internal organs (Bring out the skillet! We got work to do folks).
Overdose of Some Medications
The liver has the primary responsibility of metabolizing medications. Taking an excessive dose can cause several issues especially when not in line with recommended dosage alongside monitoring frequency, duration and necessary timing details affecting drug interactions and delays detoxification processes through liver oxidation pathways also challenging optimal functionality within vital organs other than liver itself (Who needs meds anyway?).
The Genetics Card
Genetics play a role too. People that have family histories of hemochromatosis or alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency are more susceptible to developing cirrhosis (Blessings passed on from generations wawu!).
Obesity and Associated Conditions
Obesity plays its part too by forming fatty deposits around our livers permanently damaging them driven by insulin resistance taxing everything but thrives breast cancer risk hypertrophy hypertension high blood sugar levels while preventing overall organ scoreboard growth evolution loss needed harmony reboot resetting all body systems as whole (“Friends don’t let friends eat fries.” )
Autoimmune hepatitis occurs when your immune system damages hepatic cells resulting in inflammation escalating into liver scarring, possibly leading to cirrhosis if unchecked for quite some time due improperly balanced hormones fluctuations exposing us causing unforeseen damage onslaughts infecting internal structures such as joints blood vessels lungs skin gut kidneys muscles (A plethora indeed). Dear Insanity knows no bounds right?
Cirrhosis is a severe condition that requires medical attention immediately it’s detected early enough delaying will only worsen conditions further making treatments powerless; however, being proactive by having periodic check-ups give room for breaking chain links of destructive cycle effectively….So Be Safe And Get Checked Today!