Liver Cirrhosis Case Study

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Definition of Liver Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a complication of many liver diseases characterized by abnormal structure and function of the liver. The diseases that lead to cirrhosis do so because they injure and kill liver cells, after which the inflammation and repair that is associated with the dying liver cells causes scar tissue to form. The liver cells that do not die multiply in an attempt to replace the cells that have died. This results in clusters of newly-formed liver cells within the scar tissue. There are many causes of cirrhosis including chemicals (such as alcohol, fat, and certain medications), viruses toxic metals (such as iron and copper that accumulate in the liver as a result of genetic diseases).
Symptoms
• Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) due to the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood
• Fatigue
• Weakness
• Loss of appetite
• Itching
• Easy bruising from decreased production of blood clotting factors by the diseased liver
Causes
• Alcohol
• Viral Hepatitis B & c

Effects
• If the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis
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Maslow’s Hierarchy needs has seven sections on the pyramid. The first on the Hierarchy Needs is Biological and Physiological Needs. Simon lives at home with his wife and two sons. According to the case study they have a considerable mortgage on their home and from reading the case study Simon is the one who is bringing in the income as his wife had to leave her job due to injuries she sustained in a car accident.
From reading the case study we see that Simon has a problem with his drink but he can’t see that he thinks because he is never drunk then it’s acceptable to have a few drinks in the evening time whenever he comes home from work. According to the case study Simon often unwinds at night with a drink or two or three. We need to try and help Simon and get him to admit that he has a problem with alcohol and seek professional help and maybe go to an Alcohol Anonymous Group (AA

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