Understanding Cirrhosis of the Liver: First steps for the newly diagnosed

 

Can I still do my usual daily activities?

Yes, many people with cirrhosis continue to live near normal lives. If symptoms of cirrhosis or the side effects of treatment are interfering with your usual activities, including work, talk to your healthcare provider about what you can do to manage them.

If you drive and are experiencing confusion or fatigue as symptoms of your cirrhosis, you need to talk to your healthcare provider about whether it is safe to continue driving. Think about asking a friend or a family member to accompany you to and from your appointments, whether you take the bus, walk or use another method to get there.