Cirrhosis of the liver is the 12th most common cause of death in the world, as reported by the National Institutes of Health.
This debilitating disease happens when healthy liver tissues are invaded by scar tissue. The scar tissues, in turn, prevent the liver’s proper function, blocking blood flow, toxin detoxification, and nutrient processing. It also slows down the liver’s production of proteins.
The three most common causes of liver cirrhosis are fatty liver, hepatitis C, and alcohol abuse. It can also be a result of diabetes, obesity, viral infections, blockage of bile duct, and many others.