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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Liver Cirrhosis

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What are the treatments for liver cirrhosis?

What are the treatments for liver cirrhosis?

See below: Cirrhosis is a disease caused by many different entities and the treatment depends on the reason for the cirrhosis to begin with. If the cirrhosis is well formed and advanced the only realistic treatment regardless of cause is a liver transplant. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What is future of liver cirrhosis treatment? Is there any development in research which can reverse scarring process?

What is future of liver cirrhosis treatment? Is there any development in research which can reverse scarring process?

No: That said, there is great progress in treating hepatitis. however NASH is a problem that is increasing. There is no progress of revering scarring of cirrhosis that I know of ...Read more

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What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

What treatment or medication can you suggest for a patient diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, (already had an enlarged heart, gallbladder stones & ascites?

Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips is a procedure that is done for alleviating portal hypertension in cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Why does liver cirrhosis affect digestion?

Why does liver cirrhosis affect digestion?

Here is why:: Chronic liver disease, the advanced form of which is cirrhosis, can cause loss of appetite. fluid in the abdomen (ascites) may compromise your digestion, especially if infected. The blood vessels in your stomach and esophagus may become enlarged (varices) and are more likely to burst. portal hypertensive gastropathy may affect your digestion due to changes in the lining of the stomach. ...Read more

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Confused - liver cirrhosis or not, how do I know?

Confused - liver cirrhosis or not, how do I know?

Get studies: You can have a badly injured liver without it being cirrhotic. To know for sure, there's imaging and/or biopsy. Your physician will let you know when / if this is advisable. ...Read more

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Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?

Are there particular citrus fruits a person with liver cirrhosis should avoid?

No: In general, it would be a good idea to minimize salt intake and also protein intake if cirrhosis is advanced. But otherwise you should eat well-balanced healthy diet rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. fruits including citrus provide an abundance of potassium,  magnesium, and vitamin c. Citrus fruits could aggravate acid reflux symptoms though. ...Read more

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Would liver cirrhosis show up on an ultrasound?

Depends: Advanced liver cirrhosis may show up on ultrasound. However, ultrasound can detect fibrosis in the liver even before the development of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Why kind of doctors do taping to the liver cirrhosis patients?

Why kind of doctors do taping to the liver cirrhosis patients?

Depends: In an uncomplicated situation your primary care physician may do that. If there adhesions or other complications, it may take a radiologist or gastro-enterologist to do that under ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

Fluid in lungs related to liver cirrhosis?

In severe cases: When the Albumin in the blood goes down, fluid can leak all over the body including the lungs. ...Read more