Liver cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver. The liver carries out many important functions including metabolism control, protein synthesis, vitamin and iron storage, bile production, as well as removal of toxins from the body. If the liver doesn’t work properly, it can lead to severe complications and even death.
Cirrhosis occurs when healthy liver cells are replaced by scar tissues. Every time the liver is injured, it tries to repair itself and if the liver is continually injured, increasing number of healthy liver cells are replaced by scar tissue, leading to development of cirrhosis.