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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my mother has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Diet isn't the key: You need to find out (1) whether there is a treatable cause for her cirrhosis (hepatitis C is now usually curable if you can get the Rx; hepatitis B is manageable; even stopping alcohol can partly reverse a cirrhosis) (2) whether she's a candidate for transplant or portocaval shunt.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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46 years experience
She can be ok: Not to smoke, minimize salt, eliminate saturated fats, be modest with all meats, eat fruit, veggies, and whole grains, minimize caffeine, exercise daily, select foods rich in magnesium and potassium, avoid sugars, breads, pasta. Stay complex with fruit and veggies.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

My mother has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2. What is the best diet for her?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 13 years experience
Complicated: It should be individualized for your mom as the cirrhosis can quickly lead to malnutrition state but you also need diabetes controlled. A nutritionist through her liver doctor can help. You can go wrong in the meantime with high quality lean proteins and watching salt intake.
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Last updated Aug 24, 2014

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