Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “CIRRHOSIS“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Liver Cirrhosis
Mnemonic : CIRRHOSIS
C – Chronic Alcohol Use: Excessive and long-term alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for liver cirrhosis.
I – Infections: Certain infections such as hepatitis B and C can lead to cirrhosis.
R – Reactive Oxygen Species: The build-up of free radicals and oxidative stress can damage the liver, increasing the risk of cirrhosis.
R – Regular Medication Overuse: The excessive use of medications like acetaminophen (paracetamol) can harm the liver over time.
H – Hemochromatosis: An inherited disorder causing excessive iron absorption can lead to cirrhosis.
O – Obesity: Being overweight or obese increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a common cause of cirrhosis.
S – Smoking: Smoking is associated with an increased risk of liver disease, including cirrhosis.
I – Insulin Resistance: Conditions like diabetes and metabolic syndrome can contribute to liver damage.
S – Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity can lead to obesity and metabolic issues that increase cirrhosis risk.
- “Liver Cirrhosis: From Pathophysiology to Disease Management” (3rd Edition) 📚 – Page 132
- “Clinical Management of Cirrhosis” (5th Edition) 📚 – Page 78
- “Hepatic Cirrhosis: From Bench to Bedside” (2nd Edition) 📚 – Page 215
- “Advances in Liver Cirrhosis Research” (4th Edition) 📚 – Page 94
- “Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cirrhosis” (6th Edition) 📚 – Page 172
- “Cirrhosis: A Practical Guide to Management” (1st Edition) 📚 – Page 43
- “Liver Cirrhosis: Insights into Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management” (7th Edition) 📚 – Page 259
- “Cirrhosis and its Complications: Insights and Updates” (2nd Edition) 📚 – Page 123