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Liver Cirrhosis: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring or fibrosis.

    00:06 It develops after years of chronic liver disease and is an end stage of liver disease.

    00:12 Each time the liver is injured by disease or alcohol, it needs to repair itself and then these scars from.

    00:19 Cirrhosis has no signs or symptoms initially until the damage is extensive.

    00:25 Risk factors for developing cirrhosis include excessive weight, excessive alcohol or chronic viral hepatitis as scarring continues and progresses in the liver.

    00:37 The liver can't perform as well, and there are many signs that the liver is causing complications in other parts of the body.

    00:46 Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Liver Cirrhosis: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Liver Cirrhosis (Nursing).


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    1. Continuous liver tissue repair and scarring
    2. Drinking too much alcohol
    3. Lack of perfused oxygenated blood to the tissue
    4. Continuous damage without the liver repairing itself

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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