Chronic Liver Failure is when the damage to the liver occurs slowly over time. There are four stages: inflammation, fibrosis/scarring, cirrhosis, and then finally ESLD. Common causes of chronic Liver Failure include cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis B or C infection, alcohol-related liver disease, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Symptoms of Liver Failure differ according to how far the disease has progressed, and how severe it is.
If you experience these symptoms, it is a medical emergency and you should go to the nearest Emergency immediately.
Early symptoms include:
A liver transplant can take place in three ways, where the donated liver can come from either a deceased or living donor.
It is currently the only cure for Liver Failure.
With the increased incidence of chronic disease leading to organ failure, there is a gap between organ demand and supply of donor organs.