The liver is a large organ of the digestive system. It has several important functions including the breakdown of red blood cells and the production of bile, a substance that aids in the breakdown of fats. The liver is found on the upper right side of the abdomen, just below the diaphragm. One health issue of the liver is the scarring known as cirrhosis. This article will explore the symptoms, causes and treatment of cirrhosis of the liver.
Information. Cirrhosis is not a liver disease, but a liver condition caused by damage over time. In cirrhosis, healthy liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue. As the amount of scar tissue increases, the ability of the liver to carry out its functions decreases.