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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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In which probability the steatosis NAFLD of an obese, diabetic, not drinking woman will become cirrhosis? Thanks

In which probability the steatosis NAFLD of an obese, diabetic, not drinking woman will become cirrhosis? Thanks

Possible: Fatty liver is not as likely to cause cirrhosis as alcoholic hepatitis or viral hepatitis but it is certainly possible to develop cirrhosis from NAFLD. Working on lowering cholesterol and losing weight is always recommended. ...Read more

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I have numbness of feet been told diabetes caused it but I have liver cirrhosis and heard that could cause it. How could I find out which is the reaso?

I have numbness of feet been told diabetes caused it but I have liver cirrhosis and heard that could cause it. How could I find out which is the reaso?

It's moot: Cirrhosis seldom produces a neuropathy, but the alcoholism that may have caused often leaves a stocking anesthesia even after sobriety is achieved. Diabetes can produce the same loss of feeling. It's not an issue, Jim, since neither has a specific treatment. The key is that diabetes is manageable and cirrhosis largely reversible on removing the cause. ...Read more

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Sorafenib decreased platelet count of my father at 72 who's diabetic, diagnosed with hcc & decompensated liver cirrhosis & now unable to take sorafenib?

Sorafenib decreased platelet count of my father at 72 who's diabetic, diagnosed with hcc & decompensated liver cirrhosis & now unable to take sorafenib?

My friend,: ..You paint a very bleak picture. Your dad is elderly and his bad cirrhosis makes it likely that any treatment for his hcc will cause more harm than good. I would respectfully suggest that you guys start focusing on confort measures rather than additional therapy. Of course, I do not know all the details so this is a conversation to have with his treating oncologist. Best to both. ...Read more

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My brother has hep. C and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes and his veins are turning purple. What now?

My brother has hep. C and cirrhosis of the liver, stage 4, his pancreas is gone he has type 2 diabetes and his veins are turning purple. What now?

Brother: Your brother has many problems but I am confident - I hope you are - that his doctors know how best to try and manage this.

If your brother does not have a pancreas it is much more likely that he does not have type 2 diabetes but insulin deficiency requiring regular daily insulin. ...Read more

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Advice please? My mom has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?

Advice please? My mom has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?

Not simple: This is not a simple problem. It is impossible to give thoughtful advice in this short space. Please find a nutritionist to work with and have your nutritionist work with her doctor to end up with the right diet.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mother has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?

What do you suggest if my mother has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?

Diet isn't the key: You need to find out (1) whether there is a treatable cause for her cirrhosis (hepatitis C is now usually curable if you can get the Rx; hepatitis B is manageable; even stopping alcohol can partly reverse a cirrhosis) (2) whether she's a candidate for transplant or portocaval shunt. ...Read more

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Have liver chirrosis and diabetes. Is diet for good control of diabetes adequate for chirrosis control? Struggling to know how to eat to manage both.

Have liver chirrosis and diabetes. Is diet for good control of diabetes adequate for chirrosis control? Struggling to know how to eat to manage both.

Complex problem: Diet is important in diabetes from the beginning, but is less of a factor in caring for cirrhosis until the advanced stages, which today often never happen. The key is finding the cause of the cirrhosis and treating it if possible -- improved diabetes management can often slow the progress of liver disease from another source. Trusting you do not have missed hemochromatosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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He has HCV with Chirrosis and Diabetes Type II. His Dr. Told him to take 350 mg iron because he's so anemic but won't iron increase replication of HVC?

He has HCV with Chirrosis and Diabetes Type II. His Dr. Told him to take 350 mg iron because he's so anemic but won't iron increase replication of HVC?

Anemia more imp: If he has already developed cirrhosis, HCV is a lesser concern than anemia. He is probably losing blood in his intestine and it is important to replenish the iron. What is his hemoglobin? ...Read more

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Can patient of liver chirrosis and hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Can patient of liver chirrosis and hypothyroidism plus diabetic with vitamin d deffecency take more than 800iu of vitamin d3?

Yes: There is controversy about what is the optimal dose of vitamin d. While the us government office of dietary supplements recommends only 600 iu/day, many doctors who do research in vitamin d recommend much higher levels, 2000-5000 iu/day. Go to the vitamin d council website and see studies to show that higher doses of vitamin d may help prevent cancer, infections, dementia and many other diseases. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of liver cirrhosis or cancer?

Can you please list the common causes of liver cirrhosis or cancer?

Many: There are many causes of cirrhosis ranging from infection (eg viral hepatitis), to primary liver diseases (eg primary biliary cirrhosis) to genetic causes (eg hemochromatosis) to alcohol related disease. Cirrhosis is the precursor liver cancer. ...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. ...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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I have cirrhosis and am on the transplant list. Liver team told me no more than 2grams tyenol/24hrs. Orthopaedic who is treating torn rotor cuff suggested Advil (ibuprofen) vs tyenol. Kidney metabolizes advil (ibuprofen)?

I have cirrhosis and am on the transplant list. Liver team told me no more than 2grams tyenol/24hrs. Orthopaedic who is treating torn rotor cuff suggested Advil (ibuprofen) vs tyenol. Kidney metabolizes advil (ibuprofen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs Advil: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (t) is metabolized by the liver and advil (a) is not, so a can be used for pain relief without harming a liver that is already diseased. A does have some side effects, such as causing stomach problems as well a rare cases of renal failure, which are reversible once a is stopped. Speak to a gastroenterologist about your need for pain relief, rather than an orthopedist for your answer. ...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