10 Cirrhosis Symptoms

By dr. okoye
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Symptom #2: Weakness

Weakness has been linked to malnutrition caused by reduced liver function in the body. Therefore, if you have already been diagnosed with fatty liver disease or another type of condition that may lead to cirrhosis, the symptom may be cause for concern.

The Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark performed a study to determine the effect of cirrhosis on muscle strength 3https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9581671. The study included twenty-four participants who had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. Significant levels of muscle weakness were observed in the participants.


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