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Hepatic venous angiography in the evaluation of cirrhosis of the liver.

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Cirrhosis: A PAtient’s Guide The full text of this document can be found and down- loaded at www.hepatitis.va.gov. This document is not copyrighted and users are encouraged to print and distribute as many copies as they need. Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guide Version 1 (March 2007) VA Hepatitis C Resource Center Program and National Hepatitis C Program Office Veterans Health Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.hepatitis.va.gov � HCRC VA Hepatitis C Resource Centers � Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guide tAble of Contents Contributors ......................................................................5 Introduction: What is this handbook for? ........................7 What does the liver do? ....................................................8 What is cirrhosis? ..............................................................9 What happens when you have cirrhosis? ........................10 What are the symptoms of cirrhosis? ..............................12 What is decompensated cirrhosis? ..................................13 1. Bleeding varices (internal bleeding) ................13 2. Ascites (fluid in the belly) ................................14 3. Encephalopathy (confusion) ............................15 4. Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin) ........16 How do you know if you have cirrhosis? ........................16 What will your health care provider do about cirrhosis? ..........................................................................17 What can you do about your cirrhosis? ...........................19 When to go to the emergency room ...............................23 What you and your provider should do to take good care of your liver.....................................................24 Definition of commonly used terms in cirrhosis .............26 Resources for more information about cirrhosis .............30 � HCRC VA Hepatitis C Resource Centers � Cirrhosis: A Patient’s Guid

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