Cirrhosis Basics

Cirrhosis is a form of damage to the liver. It occurs when extensive injury or scarring has developed in the liver. Cirrhosis is a serious condition, because if it is left untreated it can lead to liver failure, liver cancer or death. The good news is that there are things that can be done to manage cirrhosis and improve health. The information in this resource is about cirrhosis caused by viral hepatitis (such as hepatitis viruses like hepatitis A, B and C).

In this section, you’ll find further information on what cirrhosis is and what causes this condition.