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Doctor insights on: Foods Good For Liver Cirrhosis

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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I'm online now. Type your question here. I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please sources of food to improve the albumin?

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I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please  sources of food to improve the albumin?

Food's not the key: You can eat as much of whatever you want and it won't improve your serum albumin until your liver recovers. Your liver makes albumin out of protein in your diet and it's doing the best it can. Most cirrhosis can be at least partially reversed if the cause is eliminated -- whether it is virus, alcohol, iron overload, or Wilson's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is it a liver cirrhosis patient find it hard to swallow foods?

Why is it a liver cirrhosis patient  find it hard to swallow foods?

Likely unrelated: It would be unusual for a patient with cirrhosis to have a swallowing problem. It is possible this is related t a primary esophageal problem. Patients with cirrhosis can get enlarged veins in the esophagus known as varices but these rarely if ever cause difficulty swallowing. ...Read more

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Why is it a liver cirrhosis patient find it hard to swallow foods leading to his death due to low blood pressure?

Why is it a liver cirrhosis  patient  find it hard to swallow  foods leading to his death  due to low blood pressure?

Last stages: At the end, the liver is unable to remove small molecules that cause the blood vessels to relax and not return blood to the heart. Appetite goes around this time. The pathology community is talking about dropping the word "cirrhosis" as it conveys a sense of hopelessness; in fact if the cause can be rx'd, it often at least partly reverses itself. If not, wishing a peaceful & dignified end. ...Read more

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Is there a diet that helps liver cirrhosis?

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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How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

How do I know if I have liver cirrhosis or not?

Tests: You need to see a doctor, and he can tell by some blood testing, liver imaging (ultrasound or ct scan usually). If unsure, a liver biopsy can be done, if needed. ...Read more

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What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

What is the process of dying of liver cirrhosis?

Unfortunately ...: This is a slow gradual process. The liver functions similar to a municipal waste water treatment plant. When it no longer works, toxins and waste products build up and poison the body from the inside. It is essential that you avoid putting anything unhealthy into your body and following all of your doctors' recommendations to keep flushing out unneeded fluids and chemicals from your body. ...Read more

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What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

What are the different levels of liver cirrhosis?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. There are different causes and types of cirrhosis.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

What are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis?

See below: 1. Alcohol
2. Hepatitis c & b
3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get liver cirrhosis?

Depends on the cause: There have been deaths of heavy-drinking celebrities during their 20's. Mr. Mckernan died at age 26 of cirrhosis, probably from his alcohol use. If you believe you have something in your life that may be damaging your liver, please get with your physician -- we know many tricks that may help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with liver cirrhosis?

For what length of time can someone live with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The course of cirrhosis is variable in different people and it is not feasible to provide a timeline. See this site for more info.
.http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What impact do you think liver cirrhosis can have on little children?

What impact do you think liver cirrhosis can have on little children?

A significant impact: Please ask your pediatrician.

Your liver is the detoxifier for your body. Without a proper liver you will have toxins reside in your body for extended periods of time. ...Read more

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I vh liver cirrhosis....But one thing i m not clear......Liver cirrhosis person can get marry or not?...Plz give me the answer in simple worlds!

I vh liver cirrhosis....But one thing i m not clear......Liver cirrhosis person can get marry or not?...Plz give me the answer in simple worlds!

Can get married: People with liver cirrhosis get married, but they also need medical treatment for whatever is causing the cirrhosis. If it is alcoholism for instance, this needs help because continued drinking will shorten your life and your marriage. If hepatitis or other reasons, these need help also. Please discuss your particular case with your own physician -- you can get more individual answers that way. ...Read more

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Is liver cirrhosis curable?

Is liver cirrhosis curable?

No: No, but you stop it from progressing further by eliminating the cause: abstaining from alcohol or treating hepatitis b or c. ...Read more

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What is the cure for liver cirrhosis?

Family practice: It depends on the cause. If it is from alcohol , you stop drinking and healing will begin. Drugs can cause it as well. Discuss with your dr. Hepatitis c or b may cause cirrhosis that can be treated by antiviral medication. You may need to see a GI specialist for proper treatment and determine prognosis. ...Read more

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Is liver cirrhosis completely curable?

Is liver cirrhosis completely curable?

No: Some scarring will always remain even if you can remove the original cause (alcohol, hemochromatosis, wilson's, hepatitis b / c, autoimmunity). However, some cirrhotic livers have enough scar regression so that you can have a happy life. ...Read more

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Is there any remedy for liver cirrhosis?

Is there any remedy for liver cirrhosis?

Liver transplant: There is no medical treatment to reverse established cirrhosis. Replacing the liver through transplantation is about the only way to "remedy" cirrhosis. ...Read more

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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

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How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

How does liver cirrhosis kill someone?

Toxin Metabolism: The liver and kidneys are the major organs allowing us to break down and eliminate almost everything you ingest. Cirrohosis destroys the ability of the liver to do that. Toxins build up and your organs shut down. This is the very short and simple answer as the function of the liver is very complex and there is not room or time to give you a complete answer. ...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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How can alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis form?

See below: Alcohol is toxic to the liver fat accumulates in the liver when drinking occurs this progresses to alcoholic helpatis and then to cirrhosis cirrhosis leads to nodules shich have no resemblacne to normal lobules of the liver-and it is all because the liver detoxifies alcohol and this alcohol is itsef toxic to the llvier cells. ...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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How long would my dad have to live with liver cirrhosis?

See below: It depends on the severity of the cirrhosis and the underlying cause two major causes of death are massive bleeding from esophageal varicose and ascites. If both these are prevented he can live longer. ...Read more

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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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How much alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

How much  alcohol continuation in my condition can make liver cirrhosis happen ?

Alcohol: Difficult to answer, not knowing how much/how long, & what your liver function tests showed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Please tell me what is the average life expectancy of someone with liver cirrhosis?

Variable: The life expectancy is very variable and depends on the cause and stage of cirrhosis, state of compensation, development of malignancy etc. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about life expectancy for a given patient. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more