Early Detection of Silent Liver Cirrhosis

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Here’s what you really need to know about cirrhosis. 


0:06 Cirrhosis symptoms 

2:08 Potential causes of cirrhosis 

4:00 Insulin resistance 

4:58 What you can do

In this video, we're going to talk about cirrhosis and the early detection of silent liver cirrhosis. 

What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is scar tissue of the liver. 

Categories of cirrhosis: 

1. Compensated Cirrhosis – Where the body is compensating, there are no symptoms.

2. Decompensated Cirrhosis – This is where you start experiencing all of the symptoms. 

Symptoms of cirrhosis:  

• Spider Angioma – Red web-like veins 

• Xanthomas – Small yellow cholesterol spots, sometimes around the eyelids

• Jaundice – The whites of the eyes and the skin become yellow

• Thin Skin – You can't make collagen anymore  • Ascites – A fluid-filled sac around the mid-section

• Gynecomastia – Breast tissue 

• Clubbed fingernails

• Edema in the lower leg 

• Red Palms

• Confusion 

• Bruising

• Itchy skin 

• Cognitive issues 

What causes cirrhosis? Cirrhosis of the liver starts with insulin resistance from:

 • Alcohol  

• High carb diets

 • Junk food

 • Sugar  

• Frequent eating

 • Drugs (legal or illegal) 

 • Viruses

Insulin resistance creates a lot of inflammation, which will also make insulin resistance worse. This situation may lead to a fatty liver, which can then lead to scar tissue in the liver that causes you to lose liver function, which is cirrhosis. 

Insulin resistance is also associated with:

 • Diabetes

 • Metabolic syndrome  

• Obesity

If you have symptoms of cirrhosis, you may want to start by fixing the insulin resistance. 

Watch my video on Insulin Resistance: https://youtu.be/iTjDi2ZO0n8

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