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Portal cirrhosis is a type of liver cirrhosis caused by high blood pressure in the portal vein, which is the vein that carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver. It is characterized by the formation of scar tissue in the liver, which can lead to liver failure. Symptoms of portal cirrhosis include abdominal pain, jaundice, fatigue, weight loss, and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Treatment for portal cirrhosis includes medications to reduce the pressure in the portal vein, as well as lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol consumption and maintaining a healthy diet. In some cases, a liver transplant may be necessary.
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