Top
20
Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Liver Fibrosis

Share
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
2 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is there alternative treatment for liver metastases beside chemotheraphy?

Is there alternative treatment for liver metastases beside chemotheraphy?

It depends: There are some cancers that respond well to chemoembolization. Some can respond to radioembolization. Some localized areas can be treated with cryo or hyperthermia probes. Even stereotactic radiation. It depends on the cancer and other factors. In some responsive rumors chemo might be best. In a single lesion surgery might be the answer. Check with your doctor for the best approach. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Are there any alternative therapies available for cystic fibrosis?

Are there any alternative therapies available for cystic fibrosis?

Why?: Many of the therapies for CF (chest percussion, inhaled saline, good nutrition) are "natural" (whatever that means in a modern society), but why on earth would you want to avoid the best treatment possible. CF is a disease with established, effective means for reducing suffering and improving quality of life (and length of life as well). Skipping modern medicine here is a mistake. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What treatments are for liver failure?

What treatments are for liver failure?

Mucomyst (acetylcysteine): Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) is an available treatment option for acute liver failure. But if not successful then liver transplant is necessary which most times will be an orthotopic. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

9

9
Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Can liver fibrosis due to drinking be reversed?also does acute liver failure cause long term damage over time as it heals?biopsy revealed fibrosis.

Not likely : Fibrosis of the liver is staged as 1-4. Stage 4 is cirrhosis. The problem with fibrosis is that it represents scar tissue formed within your liver due to repetitive damage to the hepatocytes (liver cells). Fibrosis may not be diagnosed after several years of repetitive acute damage. Review your pathology report and see what stage of fibrosis you are: early (1-2) or late (3-4). ...Read more

10

10
Which treatment's are available for end stage liver disease?

Serious illness: I suggest you check out the center to advance palliative care, online. Your question is too complicated to answer in 400 words. They have a lot of great youtube videos if you prefer voice to written materials. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

Depends: The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs. In pancreatitis, the enzymes start working inside the gland and begin digesting it. The first treatment is fasting, to shut off the enzyme production. Sometimes replacement enzymes are given. Removing the gallbladder, if there are gallstones, can prevent another attack. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Are there any effective treatments for interstitial lung disease?

IPF treatment: Steroids and nac do not work as by a recent not yet published randomized study. Pirfenidone is approved in japan and germany, at around $80, 000 every year. It stops deterioration in about 1/3 of treated patients but no improvement. I would not use it because the benefits are small. But I do have several patients who buy it overseas. ...Read more

See 5 more doctor answers
14

14
Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Unfortunately no: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although many have been tried. Currently, nac and perfenidone are in clinical trials to see if they may be helpful, but they are not cures. ...Read more

15

15
Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Prevention: CF is caused by a genetic problem resulting in poor sodium control in cells. There are several genetic subtypes. Tx is directed at preventing lung infections, maintaining adequate nutrition (through increased calories & enzyme replacement) & salt intake. Best be treated at center that specializes in cf. Where a team approach provides all services needed or anticipated. Where research is ongoing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Are there safe alternative therapies for pulmonary eosinophilia?

Are there safe alternative therapies for pulmonary eosinophilia?

No: No alternative therapies have been shown to be efficacious in pulmonary eosinophilia. In fact, i'm not sure of any actual trials of any alternative medications for this condition. Pulmonary eosinophilia is a finding, not a disease (it can be found with several diseases). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more

18

18
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

19

19
Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

No proven benefit: The big 3 are surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Alternative options in trials include photodynamic therapy, cancer vaccines for example. Commonly used alternative treatments such as homeopathy, chinese or indian herbal medicines, mexican meds, shark cartilage, etc do not have any proven benefit. Sometimes, alternative drugs actually interfere with regular meds and can cause problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Herbal tx: Herbal treatments can be dangerous since we don't know how much of the active ingredient is in each dose since they are not regulated . There are incidences where they cause serious organ injury such as liver failure. So they can cause harm or do nothing, magic cures with them don't exist. ...Read more

Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
25 doctors shared insights

Liver Scarring (Definition)

Liver scarring = Fibrosis of liver cells. Cirrhosis occurs when the is scar tissue built- ...Read more