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Hepc n liver cirohsis...would milk thistle help...due to other medical problems allopathy treatment not possible...pl advice?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Mlkthistle=Silymarin: Milk thistle seed extract / silymarin is a natural product with antoxidant/ antifibrotic activity which may decrease hepatic injury & scarring. Unfortunately, 14 studies found that while liver enzymes improved with silymarin, no clear evidence of reduced mortality, improved liver tissue on biopsy, or markers of liver function in patients with liver disease. It does devr hcv replication. No harm.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018


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