What is Cirrhosis? The mother of skating star Mao Asada died too young because of this disease


The mother of skating star Mao Asada died in 2011. Mao Asada’s mother Kyoko had passed away at the far too young age of 48. Mao’s mother had not been well for quite a while.

It didn’t take long for me to start feeling very emotional about this, because I have known Mao and her mother since Mao was a precocious child of 15.


The sadness I felt about Kyoko’s life being cut short was multiplied by the concern I had for Mao’s future. I think this is what many of her fans and the public are also concerned about.


There is never a good time for a tragedy.

How do you replace somebody that is irreplaceable?





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We can only hope that Mao is able to battle through this, just as she has overcome other challenges during her career. But the reality is that this is much different than anything else she has ever been confronted with.

It’s one thing to not be able to execute a triple axel when you want, completely another when you lose somebody so close to you. However, she did.



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・Born : September 25, 1990, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

・Height : 163cm

・Weight : about 50kg

・Blood type :B





Mao is the most beloved athlete ☆

What impressed me the most about Kyoko Asada was that she clearly wanted to promote her daughter, but she always did it in a professional manner.

We have heard so many stories over the years about “stage mamas,” but that wasn’t her way.


She did everything she could to help her daughter achieve as much as she could, taking Mao to competitions from a young age, writing letters to coaches, and even moving Mao and older sister Mai overseas for more than a year at one point.

If you can judge a person by what they leave behind, Kyoko Asada has won the gold medal.


In a time when we see so many athletes and young people running around acting like village idiots, her legacy is two beautiful daughters who have never had a single blemish on their records.

That says everything to me. It is not easy to bring up kids in the world of skating, as we have seen before. She did it twice.


Mao (left) and Mai (right)


Mao is the most beloved athlete I have ever been around, and I have been around a lot of them. The outpouring of love for her over the past several days, both domestically and internationally, has been absolutely amazing.

It’s the kind of moment that brings out the best in people.


While the hurt at losing her mother at such a young age will never go away, we can only hope that Mao will find the fortitude to carry on.




A wise man once said, “Life is 20 percent of what happens to you, and 80 percent of how you react to it.”

Truer words have never been spoken.





About Mao’s father…

He was working at a drinking house in night life as a host. And…he was sometimes arrested before,  Mao is not concerned in the affair though.

And he was using violence on woman…several times…


But, it is a fact that he financed with a large amount of Mao’s training expense. If he didn’t anything…





Liver cirrhosis

Mao’s mother’s  cause of death was cirrhosis. Why? Because she was working at a drinking house in night as a hostess. She must have drunk a lot, so…


Mao’s mother



Cirrhosis often has no signs or symptoms until liver damage is extensive. When signs and symptoms do occur, they may include:


  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding easily
  • Bruising easily
  • Itchy skin
  • Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice)


  • Fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Swelling in your legs
  • Weight loss


  • Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech (hepatic encephalopathy)
  • Spiderlike blood vessels on your skin
  • Redness in the palms of the hands
  • Testicular atrophy in men
  • Breast enlargement in men






A wide range of diseases and conditions can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis. The most common causes are:


  • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Chronic viral hepatitis (hepatitis B and C)
  • Fat accumulating in the liver (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)




Many doctors say ” I don’t want to get cirrhosis of the Liver.”

Because…that hurts and is very painful.





Symptoms of Cirrhosis 

The symptoms of cirrhosis occur because the liver is unable to purify the blood, break down toxins, produce clotting proteins, and help with absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.

Often there are no symptoms until the disorder has progressed. Some of the symptoms include:



  • decreased appetite
  • nose bleeds
  • jaundice (yellow discoloration)
  • small spider-shaped arteries underneath the skin


  • weight loss
  • anorexia
  • itchy skin
  • weakness




It is dangerous to drink too much 👈

Please be careful not to over drink 😌