Having cirrhosis means that you have severe scarring on your liver. In most cases it is a chronic condition, which means you will usually have it for the rest of your life – however proper treatment can reduce the impact on your health:

  • For hepatitis C, there is now a simple and effective cure. The treatment involves taking one to three direct acting antiviral (DAA) tablets a day for up to 12 weeks.
  • For hepatitis B, there are effective antiviral treatments, which help control the virus and reduce its impact on your liver.

This resource explains what can happen when you have cirrhosis and how you can look after yourself and live well with cirrhosis.

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Living with cirrhosis

Page updated 28 August 2020