It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Idiopathic Portal Hypertension, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Cirrhosis.
The treatment options for cirrhosis depend on the liver damage as well as the cause. The treatment helps to slow the progress of the cirrhosis as well as treating the symptoms. If cirrhosis is diagnosed early, lifestyle changes such as reducing or stopping alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight can help in slowing the disease. If hepatitis infection is present, medications can be used to slow the infection. A liver transplant may be required in severe cases, Cirrhosis may be difficult to diagnose early because of the absence of symptoms. Liver function tests as well as imaging tests can aid in the diagnosis.