The liver is a pretty remarkable organ. Not only is it the largest internal organ, but it is in charge of literally hundreds of different functions that range from fighting off infection to helping clot blood. What’s even more impressive is that the liver has the regenerate itself – most of the time.
Liver cirrhosis is a disease that occurs when irreversible damage and scarring to the liver has taken place which results in a permanent loss of cells. Now that you know what it is, it only begs the natural question as to what can cause it.
There are certain inherited disorders that can cause a person to develop cirrhosis, such as hemochromatosis or Wilson's disease. What happens in these cases is the liver begins to accumulate too much iron, which can prove harmful to many of your organs including the liver and can lead to heart failure, arthritis, and loss of libido.