Don’t abuse alcohol. If you do drink alcohol, limit how much you drink and how often. If you drink more than 2 drinks a day, you are increasing your risk. A drink is a glass of wine or a 12-ounce can of beer or a 1 1/2 ounce serving of hard liquor.
Avoid high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual contact with multiple partners.
Be careful around synthetic chemicals, such as cleaning products and pesticides. If you come into contact with chemicals often, wear protective clothing and a facemask.
Eat a well-balanced, low-fat diet. Poor nutrition, usually associated with alcohol or drug abuse, may play a role in causing cirrhosis.
See your doctor regularly for check-ups. Follow medical recommendations to control obesity, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and dyslipidemia (high bad cholesterol [LDL], high triglycerides and/or low good cholesterol [HDL]).