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Is There A Diet That Helps Liver Cirrhosis
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
NO: There is no particular diet that helps amyloidosis. However, those with renal/kidney involvement may have to follow a diet that limits protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluids. When a patient has cardiac involvement, the situation is different and exercise may be more important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In severe cases of alcohol-induced hepatitis with cirrhosis, corticosteroids can sometimes reduce the inflammation, resulting in less ultimate scarring. But no medicine can take away scar. Prior to severe scarring, there is always inflammation, and treatment can reduce that. There are meds for hepatitis b/c as well as primary biliary cirrhosis that can slow it down. Stop alcohol completely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are no therapies proven to improve cirrhosis. There are many therapies available to improve and control symptoms. If you have infectious hepatitis, treatment for this may improve disease a bit. ...Read more
Avoid alcohol: ; drugs that cause liver damage-- question doesn't tell whether you have cirrhosis already? ...Read more
Not usually: Cirrhosis- scarring of liver from various different causes often has no symptoms. However fatigue, easy bleeding or bruising, itchy skin, yellow, discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice) fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites), loss of appetite, nausea, swelling in your legs, weight loss can be seen at times. Diarrhea can occur when there is an infection in the abdomen assoc w the cirrhosis. ...Read more
How many liver biopsies are needed to rule out cirrhosis caused by alcohol? does it damage the liver evenly or in patches? is a fibroscan a good alt?
Bx and cirrhosis: Repeated liver biopsies are not necessary. Liver may be affected in heterogeneous fashion. Fibroscan is a good noninvasive test if available in your area. Blood tests can be helpful. Platelet count less than 150,000 is suggestibility cirrhosis. Fibrosure blood test or ultrasound can be helpful as well. ...Read more
Lose weight: Chances are that you are overweight. The best diet is one that you can maintain, and will allow you to gradually lose weight by eating fewer calories. Most people will find that restricting carbohydrates and starches in their diet will be the most successful way. You might look at the South Beach diet, Sugar busters, or Zone diets. Atkins diet is difficult to maintain over the long run. ...Read more
Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?
What is future of liver cirrhosis treatment? Is there any development in research which can reverse scarring process?
Liver has more fat: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. Exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A fatty liver that is borderline enlarged and the enzymes are fine does that mean the person has NASH ?
Not necessarily.: Usually there is some level of inflammation with nash - usually seen with elevated enzymes. Fat infiltration of liver is on a spectrum. You have fatty liver - > then fatty liver w/ inflammation (nash) -> then fibrosis and scarring (cirrhosis). Fatty liver by itself is for the most part harmless, but it can progress so good diet, exercise and cholesterol control is key. ...Read more
Possibly.: There are many types of kidney stones (calcium phosphorous/oxalate, uric acid, etc.) if your urine has a high concentration of the compounds of a specific stone, it increases the chance of a stone. For the most common type of stones, we recommend low protein, low salt diet and adequate hydration. However, just because you have a high concentration of the compounds does not mean you will get it. ...Read more
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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