Re: cirrhosis of liver stage 6
First, (I'm not a doctor) but see if your doctor will have your husband referred to a hepatologist. (liver doctor) They specialize in just the liver. I haven't heard of "liver stage 6" First, when the liver becomes damaged, it's called hepatitis (inflamation of the liver), then if damage continues it becomes Fibrosis, then when the liver becomes so damaged and no longer functions normally it evolves into Cirhhosis. And from there can lead to Cancer or Hepatic failure. Please note that if the cause of the damage to the liver can be eliminated in the early stages (inflammation/fibrosis) then it is possible for the liver to heal itself.
Also, there are several causes of cirrhosis which can only be diagnosed with a biopsy. His liver enzymes may be elivated which may cause concern but not mean cirrhosis. What type of doctor did you see? How old is your husband? How many years drinking? These questions all play a role in recover and diagnosis.
Some of the symptoms of cirrhosis are, Jaundice, Fatigue, easy bruising, swelling in the abdomin or ankles, rapid weight loss and confusion.
If your husband is turning yellow and experiences any of these symptoms, take him to the emergency room. If he has an unexplained fever or flu like symptoms, take him to the emergency room. Complications of the liver can effect other organs such as the pancrease and kidneys.
In the meantime, while you are waiting for a Doc appt and referral to a specialist, take multivitamins. Especially thiamin and folic acid. Eat a low sodium and low protien diet. Drink coffee.(caf or decaf)(no sugar).
I hope this helps a little. Keep in touch,