Hepatitis C Community
Compensated Liver disease?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions about medical issues and research aspects of Hepatitis C such as, questions about being newly diagnosed, questions about current treatments, information and participation in discussions about research studies and clinical trials related to Hepatitis. If you would like to communicate with other people who have been touched by Hepatitis, please visit our new Hepatitis Social/Living with Hepatitis forum

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Compensated Liver disease?

Could you please explain the definition of "compensated liver disease".

Thank You!
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Compensated liver disease as explained to me by my doctor ( I have chronic liver cirrohsis - 7 yrs now and I am still in the "compensated stage" but begining to see symptoms of "de compensation"), is the stablized stage of liver disease which usually lasts about 3-10 yrs.  Then comes "de compensation or "end stage" of the condition and I guess you can tell what that means.  De-compensation usually averages about 2-3yrs.
Hope that helps and good luck!!

mboonie
Oh, here is a good link to read more about liver disease if you like.
http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/cirrhosis.html?pageNum=1#1
Blank
419309 tn?1326506891
Same question I had for the hepatogists just yesterday!

My husband has 'compensated' liver cirrhosis as well, and the hepatologist explained the use of the term 'compensated' as the ABSENCE of the following:  (1) ascites (fluid build-up); (2) encephalopathy (confusion due to ammonia accumulation); (3) jaundice; and/or (4) esophageal varices (bleeding).  A compensated liver can still perform its necessary functions -- "decompensation" indicates decreasing liver function.  

Glad your question was the "compensated" one!  Best wishes.
~eureka




Blank
Avatar n tn
What will be the treatment plan for someone with Genotype III-b Hepatitis C with oesophageal varices (band ligation done), history of hepatic encephalopathy & moderately raised liver enzymes & ammonia level. He also has undergone CABG & Renal artery stenting 6 years back & he is a known case of diabetes ?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
Dee1956 commented on Belle313's status
12 hrs ago
Avatar universal
Blank
JCB1606 cautiously optimistic Comment
13 hrs ago
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
Nighthawk61 commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
May 26
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
317787 tn?1463415842
Blank
DC
Hepatitis C Community Resources