Cirrhosis is scarring of liver which often occurs due to long term liver damage. In Cirrhosis, most patients remain asymptomatic until the occurrence of decompensation, characterized by ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, hepatic encephalopathy, or variceal bleeding from portal hypertension. Cirrhosis can eventually lead to liver failure, where your liver stops working, which can be fatal.But it usually takes years for the condition to reach this stage and proper medical intervention and treatment can help slow its progression.