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!!
Oh, here is a good link to read more about liver disease if you like.
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.
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