As was said, stage 2 of fibrosis is usually designated as moderate levels of fibrosis and as was noted, depending on the cause of the liver disease, with eating healthy as you can, exercising as much as you can and keeping as positive an attitude as possible, the progression can possibly be stopped and/or even reversed.
What does Stage 2 liver damage mean?
The second stage of liver cirrhosis shows an increase in blood pressure within the system of veins present in the liver. This is called portal hypertension.
What is the life expectancy of someone with liver disease?
On average, one out of three people with the most advanced stage of liver disease and cirrhosis are still alive after 2 years. When the body can compensate and manage cirrhosis, the typical lifespan is 6 to 12 years.
What are the most common symptoms of Stage 4 liver disease?
Some common symptoms of liver cancer include:
- unexplained weight loss.
- abdominal pain or swelling.
- loss of appetite or feeling full after eating a small amount of food.
- nausea or vomiting.
- yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- skin itching.
What is the life expectancy for decompensated cirrhosis?
People diagnosed with decompensated cirrhosis have an average life expectancy between 1 and 3 years. However, this depends on age, overall health, and potential complications, such as the severity of symptoms and other diseases.
What is Stage 2 liver scarring?
Stage 2: Fibrosis is the start of liver scarring. When you do not treat the inflammation, the inflammation will start to cause the liver to scar. These scar tissues will replace the healthy liver tissue and thus reduce liver function. This entire process is called fibrosis.
What are the stages of liver damage?
Here are the four stages of liver disease. Stage 1: The first sign of liver damage is inflammation. One of the main functions of your liver is to detoxify your blood of toxins found in the food you eat and the products you use. The first sign of liver damage is inflammation.
What are the first two stages of liver disease?
The first two stages are the least severe, with few external or internal symptoms. Both of the first two stages of the disease offer the potential for some or full reversal of liver damage. Life expectancy is still very good in these two stages of the disease and liver transplant is not required for treatment.
What is the prognosis for Stage 3 liver disease?
There is no cure for this stage of the disease. Certain studies have shown that the vast majority of patients with stages 1 to 3 of the disease are still alive one year after their diagnosis. Patients in stages 1 and 2 show only a one percent and two percent risk of death a year after diagnosis, respectively.