Cirrhosis is the scarring of the liver – hard scar tissue replaces soft healthy tissue. It can take many years for liver damage to lead to cirrhosis. As cirrhosis becomes worse, the liver will have less healthy tissue. If cirrhosis is not treated, the liver will fail and will not be able to work well or at all.
We lay out the basic cirrhosis facts in this infographic.
There are a number of things you can do to maintain the health of your liver. Check out our blog post How to Maintain a Healthy Liver for proactive tips.