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Are there restrictions on certain food when you have liver cirrhosis? Aside from alcohol, what should I avoid?

Are there restrictions on certain food when you have liver cirrhosis? Aside from alcohol, what should I avoid?

Balanced diet: If there is abdominal fluid from cirrhosis, a 2 grams sodium diet per day is recommended. Vegetable, milk and egg protein is recommended.

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis in men?

What are the symptoms of liver cirrhosis in men?

Cirrhosis: Refer to my answer above. In addition, men can show gynecomastia (large breasts).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.