This resource is for people who have cirrhosis from hepatitis B or hepatitis C. It's also for their families and carers.

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

  • Having cirrhosis means that you have severe scarring on your liver.
  • In most cases it is a chronic condition, which means you have it for the rest of your life.
  • Proper treatment can lower the impact of cirrhosis on your health.
  • Almost everyone with hepatitis C can be cured. You just have to take tablets every day for up to 12 weeks.
  • There are ways to treat hepatitis B that work well. These will mean you will be less likely to get liver disease.

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Page updated 28 February 2023