Esophageal Varices – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

esophageal varices

Esophageal Varices The esophagus is what connects your throat to your stomach. Esophageal varices are enlarged and abnormal veins located in the lower part of the esophagus. This condition is usually seen in patients with liver disease. When normal blood flow to the liver is blocked by scar tissue or even a clot, varices begin to develop. Blood will start […]

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Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis of the Liver Podcast and Nursing Care Plan What is Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is the result of damage to the liver. Remember that the liver is responsible for taking out harmful substances from the body. When the patient has a liver disease of other liver disorder, this can result in cirrhosis which is a late stage of fibrosis (scarring) of […]

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