A lot of people don't know they have cirrhosis because their disease is ___.
What are the signs of decompensated cirrhosis?
Portal hypertension signs (varices inc. spider naevi and caput medusae)
Cutaneous signs (erythema, Dupuytren's)
Decompensated cirrhosis is a disease associated with high ___.
What must be maintained in a patient with liver disease?
Abstinence and nutrition
Cirrhosis patients have an increased risk of developing ___ ___.
Which cancers are associated with alcohol consumption?
Head and neck
Which metabolite of ethanol is thought to be carcinogenic?
so the more alcohol you drink, the more "" metabolised at sites other than the liver and the greater your risk of cancer
The level of which hormone is higher in alcohol drinkers?
What disease may this fact be associated with?
What consultation tactic can be used to talk to patients about their alcohol intake?
Patients can also be referred to alcohol ___ services.
What are some drugs which can be used to help patients with abstinence from alcohol?