10 Cirrhosis Symptoms

By dr. okoye
Reviewed: Dr. Gromatzky
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Symptom #3: Itchiness

Everyone experiences itchiness at some point in life, most often as a type of allergic reaction on the skin. There are many other possible causes for itchy skin. However, if a person has been diagnosed with liver disease, they should be concerned about excessive itchiness of the skin since this may indicate that the liver disease has progressed to cirrhosis.

The itchiness is caused by bile that builds up in the skin, leading to irritation and a release of histamine in the affected region 4https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2924137/.


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