Life expectancy and prognosis after liver failure depends on the specific causes that destroy the liver's functionality. Early intervention or a liver transplant can successfully treat chronic liver failure that develops... More »

Doctors diagnose liver failure using symptoms, a physical examination of the patient, and the results of blood tests. They classify liver failure that occurs slowly over a course of months or years as chronic, and that w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Chronic renal failure occurs in 35 percent of older cats, according to Veterinary Practice News. The prevalence of kidney failure in younger felines is probably lower. Chronic renal failure is the leading cause of death ... More »

Scarring or damage to the liver as a result of hepatitis B or C, cirrhosis or a history of excessive alcohol consumption may cause fluid to build up in the abdomen, a condition also known as ascites, explains Healthline.... More »

Some causes of excess fluid in the abdomen include portal hypertension, albumin, congestive heart failure, portal vein thrombosis and cancers of the liver, colon, ovaries and pancreas, explains MedlinePlus. Other causes ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

A number of conditions, including liver and gallbladder disorders, pancreatic disorders and autoimmune diseases, can cause yellow stool, according to Healthline. Such conditions include cirrhosis of the liver, chronic pa... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The life expectancy of someone with cirrhosis of the liver varies greatly with the cause, extent and progression of the disease, as reported by the Digestive Disease Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Ma... More »