Can someone with cirrhosis get life insurance?

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asked Jul 20 in Diseases Conditions by Michealhomchick (1,220 points)
Can someone with cirrhosis get life insurance?

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answered Jul 21 by Zxmick66 (1,390 points)
If you developed the cirrhosis of the liver after you've had your life insurance policy then they will pay out.

However if you already have cirrhosis of the liver then you won't be able to qualify for life insurance that requires a medical exam.

Most life insurance companies will not sell you a life insurance policy if you have any potentially fatal disease such as cirrhosis of the liver.

The early warning signs of cirrhosis of the liver or liver disease are.

Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Easily bleeding or bruising, Weight Loss, Nausea, Swelling in your legs, feet or ankles (edema), Itchy Skin and Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice).

Liver Problems or Liver disease can cause swelling especially in the legs as well as abdomen.

In some cases liver disease may even cause some swelling in the face as well although most commonly the swelling from liver disease occurs in the abdomen and legs.

Cirrhosis or liver disease slows the normal flow of blood through the liver, thus increasing pressure in the vein that brings blood to the liver from the intestines and spleen.

Swelling in the legs and abdomen.

The increased pressure in the portal vein can cause fluid to accumulate in the legs (edema) and in the abdomen (ascites).

Liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that causes illness.

The liver is responsible for many critical functions within the body and should it become diseased or injured, the loss of those functions can cause significant damage to the body.

Liver disease is also referred to as hepatic disease.

Liver disease is a broad term that covers all the potential problems that cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions.

Usually, more than 75% or three quarters of liver tissue needs to be affected before a decrease in function occurs.

The liver is the largest solid organ in the body; and is also considered a gland because among its many functions, it makes and secretes bile.

The liver is located in the upper right portion of the abdomen protected by the rib cage.

It has two main lobes that are made up of tiny lobules.

The liver cells have two different sources of blood supply.

The hepatic artery supplies oxygen rich blood that is pumped from the heart, while the portal vein supplies nutrients from the intestine and the spleen.

Normally, veins return blood from the body to the heart, but the portal vein allows nutrients and chemicals from the digestive tract to enter the liver for processing and filtering prior to entering the general circulation.

The portal vein also efficiently delivers the chemicals and proteins that liver cells need to produce the proteins, cholesterol, and glycogen required for normal body activities.

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