Cirrhosis is caused mostly by alcoholism, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Ascites (retention of fluid in the abdomen) is the most common complication for cirrhosis. The patient's skin develops a yellowish hue (jaundice) as the disease gets worse. Liver damage by cirrhosis cannot be repaired. It leads to a poor quality of life, and can cause death.
. Causes.. 1.alcoholism.