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Doctor insights on: Cirrhosis Eat Diet Restrictions

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

See a dietician : Generally speaking balanced diet with low sodium, high lean protein with fresh foods and vegetables is recommended but again it depends upon cause of cirrhosis. If it is due to nash, dietician may recommend low calories etc. ...Read more

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Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Diagnosed wit cirrhosis & fatty liver. Ive startd a vegan diet but is it ok to eat crawfish & shrimp?

Do what you want: If you eat crawfish / shrimp, you are not a vegan. A vegan diet is the moral high ground but it will give you no benefit in managing your cirrhosis or fatty liver. Since you're interested in vegetarianism, why not get with an evidence-based veggie-friendly clinician in your community? You're seriously sick -- they can give you the facts, bypassing the disinformation from the militants. ...Read more

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What is the best recommended diet for cirrhosis?

What is the best recommended diet for cirrhosis?

Low Salt: Low salt diet is suggested in those with cirrhosis. If one suffers from hyponatremia (low sodium), then one would not want to drink more than 2 liters of free fluid a day. I disagree with low protein diet. I actually encourage cirrhotics to maintain a diet high in protein as malnutrition should be avoided in those preparing for transplant. ...Read more

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How can diet alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

How can diet  alleviate cirrhosis of the liver?

It can't : No diet will reverse the fibrotic changes of cirrhosis. I would recommend a well balanced healthy diet low in sodium. ...Read more

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What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

What to do when cirrhosis patient have a fiver ?what traditional drug or diet is good for her?

Fever : You should contact your fever. Patients with cirrhosis can get sick quickly if the fever is related to a systemic infection. So a good history and exam is needed. In the interim measure your temp and keep a record. Diet is a complex and can't be answered in this format. Seek help for your fever. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

Diet-cirrhosis liver: Yes there is help. You must call your doctor because there are many causes of cirrhosis of the liver, and the diet recommendations can vary with the cause. Follow medical advice very carefully. ...Read more

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What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

Mange Carbs: If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood sugar. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. Carbohydrates have the most impact on your blood sugar levels. A local hospital dietician would be happy to talk w/ you. I do not think the liver would require any specific restrictions other than alcohol. Rj. ...Read more

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Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Can severe fatty liver disease not quite cirrhosis be stopped from getting worse with diet and exercise?

Liver: You can't get guaranteed improvement with diet and exercise for fatty liver. But you can be pretty sure it will get worse if you don't diet and exercise. ...Read more