Bio 106 Module 3 Discussion 2 ACC Online.docx - Cirrhosis of the Liver By what mechanisms can liver cirrhosis occur Identify the type of cell death that

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Cirrhosis of the Liver By what mechanisms can liver cirrhosis occur? Identify the type of cell death that occurs to cause cirrhosis. When the liver becomes injured it attempts to repair itself and in the process scar tissue is formed. Many conditions and diseases can damage the liver, leading to cirrhosis, which include chronic alcohol abuse, hepatitis B, C & D, fatty liver disease, cystic fibrosis, autoimmune hepatitis, and medications among man other diseases and conditions. The death of hepatocytes and hepatic cells is a known feature of liver diseases. How does cirrhosis impact healthy liver function and what are the associated symptoms of this condition? Cirrhosis can affect the body in numerous ways. As a result of the scar tissue formed in the liver, blood flow becomes challenging, leading to an accumulation of toxins in the blood. Additionally, the inflammation in the liver will cause swelling, but as the disease progresses, the liver will shrink as the scar tissue increases. When our bodies lose their liver cells, it becomes challenging for the liver to perform its regular functions. People who suffer from
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