Symptoms, Monitoring your Liver and Treatment

Cirrhosis is a silent disease: people who have it sometimes don’t have symptoms until there is a lot of injury to the liver. That’s why it’s important to find out if you have cirrhosis early. Early cirrhosis is called compensated cirrhosis and more serious cirrhosis is called decompensated cirrhosis.

This section provides an overview of the symptoms of compensated and decompensated cirrhosis, how cirrhosis affects the body and which tests can be used to monitor the liver. You’ll also find information about treatment and when a liver transplant is needed.