Information of Liver cirrhosis



Cirrhosis is a term that refers to a group of chronic liver diseases in which normal liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue, decreasing the amount of normal liver tissue. The distortion of the normal liver structure by the scar tissue interferes with the flow of blood through the liver. It also handicaps the function of the liver which, with the loss of normal liver tissue, leads to failure of the liver to perform some of its critically important functions. Cirrhosis and other liver diseases take the lives of over 25,000 Americans each year and rank eighth as a cause of death.

cause

There are a number of conditions that can lead to cirrhosis:

Alcohol consumption While almost everyone who drinks excessive amounts of alcohol sustains some liver damage, it does not necessarily develop into cirrhosis. In those individuals who drink one-half to one pint (8 to 16 ounces) of hard liquor per day (or the equivalent in other alcoholic drinks), for 15 years or more, about one-third develop cirrhosis. Another third develop fatty livers, while the remainder have only minor liver problems. In general, the more you drink, the greater the frequency and regularity of excessive intake, the more likely that cirrhosis will result. A poor diet, long considered to be the main factor in the development of cirrhosis in the alcoholic, is probably only a contributing factor. Alcohol by itself, in large amounts, is a poison which can cause cirrhosis.

Acute hepatitis A and acute hepatitis E do not lead to chronic hepatitis. Acute hepatitis B leads to chronic infection in approximately 5 percent of adult patients. In a few of these patients, the chronic hepatitis B progresses to cirrhosis.

Acute hepatitis D infects individuals already infected by hepatitis B. 
Acute hepatitis C becomes chronic in approximately 80 percent of adults. A minority of these patients (20-30 percent) will progress to cirrhosis, typically over many years.

Symptoms of Cirrhosis of Liver

Cirrhosis in its early stages has no prominent symptom.

·         Weakness

·         Loss of appetite

·         Weight loss or sudden weight gain

·         Nausea

·         Jaundice

·         Itching of skin (pruritis)

·         Nail changes (Clubbing)

·         Swelling or distention of the abdomen

·         Ascites ( collection of excess fluid within the abdomen)

·         Swelling of the ankles

·         Easy bruising

·         dilated capillaries on the upper chest, arms and forearms.

·         Slow healing of wounds

·         Palms appear very red and warm

·         Tremors  (sudden, involuntary, violent twitching of the hand when it is held outstretched)

·         Gynaecomastia (enlargement of breast in males)

·         Changes in personality

o    Irritable

o    inability to concentrate

o    weakness of memory

o    Forgetfulness

 

Cirrhosis is the most advanced stage of most liver diseases. However, this progression can be stalled, and made very slow by effective treatment of the presenting condition.

·         Have alcohol in moderation. It's definitely better to avoid it altogether if you can.

·         Avoid using tobacco.

·         Eat a well balanced diet.

·         Avoid having saturated fats and greasy foods (French fries, cheese burgers etc.) since they increase the load on the liver.

·         Keep your weight within the range normal for your age and gender.

·         Avoid foods containing colors and chemical preservatives.

·         Be cautious when opting for vitamin and other supplements. Some of the supplements can actually increase stress on an already overburdened liver.

·         Our treatment treat the underlying cause of Cirrhosis of Liver, such as viral infection, genetic tendency, bad effects of alcohol, metabolic changes, etc. and thus help to treat effects of Cirrhosis of Liver.

·         our treatment helps to control further cellular damage.

·         When introduced at an early stage of cirrhosis, homeopathic medicines can effectively reduce the viral count (in Cirrhosis caused by HBV and HCV) as well as give symptomatic relief without side effects.

·         Homeopathic medications can prevent the progress of cirrhosis and in very early cases of liver cirrhosis, the medicines restore majority of the normal functions of the liver.

 

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