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Anxiety is a feeling many people get at times in their life. It can be more common in people with chronic health conditions, like cirrhosis. Anxiety can cause physical symptoms like a fast heart rate or feeling tired. If can also affect your mood, causing symptoms like feeling nervous, panic, and having trouble sleeping. If feelings of anxiety are not going away or interfere with your daily life, it may be more serious.

For more information, check out the videos below from My Health Alberta, or visit their website topic by clicking here: Anxiety

Anxiety: What Is It?

Anxiety: How to Change Anxious Thoughts

Anxiety: Is Treatment Right for You?

Anxiety: Treatment Options

Anxiety: Paying Attention to How You are Doing


The information on this page was adapted (with permission) from the references below, by the Cirrhosis Care Alberta project team (physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, and patient advisors).

This information is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare team. They know your medical situation best. Always follow your healthcare team’s advice.


  1. US Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
  2. Canadian Liver Foundation
Last reviewed March 15, 2021
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