Average life expectancy of people living with Cirrhosis

The average life expectancy of people living with cirrhosis can vary widely depending on the stage of the disease and the underlying cause of the cirrhosis.

In the early stages of compensated cirrhosis, the life expectancy can be normal or close to normal, with proper treatment and lifestyle changes, the progression of the disease can be slowed, and the person can live for many years.

As the disease progresses, and it reaches the decompensated and advanced stages, the life expectancy decreases. According to the studies, the 5-year survival rate for people with decompensated cirrhosis is around 50%, and it decreases to 20% for people with advanced cirrhosis.

In the end-stage cirrhosis, where a liver transplant is often the only treatment option, the survival rate improves significantly, studies show that the 1-year survival rate after transplantation is around 90%, and the 5-year survival rate is around 80%.

It’s worth noting that, the life expectancy for people with cirrhosis can vary widely depending on many factors, such as the underlying cause of the disease, the severity of the disease, and the presence of other health conditions, and it’s essential to work with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause of cirrhosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan that may include addressing the underlying causes of cirrhosis, managing the symptoms and side effects of the disease and addressing mental health concerns.