Your liver may keep working even when you have cirrhosis. However, cirrhosis can eventually lead to liver failure, and you can get serious complications, which can be life threatening, according to the health body.
The NHS warns that if you develop severe cirrhosis and your liver stops working properly, you may need to be put on the waiting list for a liver transplant.
“Or it may be possible to have a transplant using a section of liver removed from a living donor,” explains the health body.
It adds: “As the liver can regenerate itself, both the transplanted section and the remaining section of the donor’s liver are able to regrow to a normal size.”
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