If you’ve been diagnosed with fatty liver, hepatitis or other liver disease, you’re probably wondering if liver cirrhosis is inevitable and will soon shorten your life.
While there are no guarantees in life, the good news is that there are ways for you to reverse the damage to your liver and keep cirrhosis and other deadly complications at bay.
To start, you should know that liver cirrhosis is the term doctors use to describe a liver that is decaying and malfunctioning because it has been damaged in some way. Many people think of alcoholism and hepatitis infection, but increasing numbers of people are being diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, where fat builds up on the liver and causes damage. This condition is associated with obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, among other things.
Any of the above conditions can lead to liver cirrhosis, but it’s not inevitable and many people have managed to beat and reverse their liver disease by following a strict regimen of diet, supplements and lifestyle choices.
The symptoms of liver cirrhosis can be severe and greatly interfere with one’s quality of life. They include:
● Overwhelming fatigue
● Constant itching
● Severe abdominal pain and bloating
● Loss of appetite
● Drastic weight loss
● Spider veins on skin
As cirrhosis of the liver progresses it can cause these complications:
● Liver Cancer
● Enlarged spleen
● Enlarged vessels in the esophagus and upper stomach that can burst and cause internal bleeding
● Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
● High blood pressure
● Extreme fluid collection in the legs and abdomen, which can lead to bacterial peritonitis.
As you can see, it’s vitally important to address any liver inflammation or disease in its early stages to prevent progression to cirrhosis and its accompanying symptoms and complications.
Most doctors and health professionals will of course recommend a good diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle.
But most do not go beyond these vague terms to give specific information on what patients can do to improve their health and reverse their liver’s decline.
Traditional medical treatments of liver cirrhosis include:
● Counseling the patient to avoid alcohol and recreational drug use.
● Advising the patient to lose weight.
● Interferon for hepatitis related liver disease
● Regular screening for complications of cirrhosis such as cancer.
Patients also have the option of exploring nontraditional treatments for their liver problems including herbal medicine, acupuncture and alternative liver treatment protocols such as the Ezra protocol.
The Liver Cirrhosis Bible is one source of information for those who are seeking answers to the question “How can I avoid Liver Cirrhosis and restore my liver’s health and vitality?” It gives specific information about the foods that you should – and absolutely should not – be eating and which toxic household products should be avoided as you cleanse your liver and restore your health.
It’s scary and frustrating to be told that your liver is failing and there isn’t much you can do about it other than stop drinking and pray. You can empower yourself by doing your research and reading books like The Liver Cirrhosis Bible so that you can make informed decisions about how you will beat liver disease.
• PubMed Health “Cirrhosis” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001301/
• American Liver Foundation “Cirrhosis”http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/cirrhosis/