Cirrhosis of the liver is a life-threatening disease in which healthy liver tissue is replaced by extensive scar tissue and nodules that reduce blood flow to the liver and impair liver function. Since the liver is the body’s largest internal organ and performs numerous vital functions — such as filtering toxins from the blood and storing vitamins and minerals, among other tasks — any disease that keeps your liver from doing its job properly can have damaging effects on the rest of your body. The liver specialists at the NewYork-Presbyterian Queens have extensive expertise caring for people with cirrhosis. The earlier cirrhosis is diagnosed, the sooner its progression can be stopped.

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