Liver Cirrhosis

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Last Updated December 20th, 2021

Overview

Like any other organ, the liver can fall prey to infection, inflammation or even chronic illness like cancer. Causes for liver disease may range from injury and autoimmunity to lifestyle factors like alcohol abuse. In fact, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are major causes of liver disease. Alcohol-related liver disease undergoes a progression from mild and reversible conditions such as fatty liver disease to dysfunction and complete failure of the organ. Liver cirrhosis falls on the more severe side of this continuum. However, it can have a variety of other causes besides alcohol abuse.

What Is Liver Cirrhosis?

Liver cirrhosis realisticCirrhosis is a disorder that develops with the formation of scar tissue in the liver. This does not happen overnight. Instead, it is the outcome of a chronic illness or long-term damage to the tissues of the liver. Normally, when the cells of the liver suffer some kind of damage or injury, they are easily renewed and replaced with healthy cells. However, this cannot go on endlessly. If you are suffering from a lifelong illness or have certain habits that repeatedly inflict damage on your liver, eventually the organ will become hardened and lumpy with scar tissue. It will no longer be able to perform its normal functions.

Cirrhosis often arises as a complication of alcohol-related conditions such as fatty liver disease. In the initial stages, patients may not develop symptoms. Hence, they may not be aware of the poor condition of their liver. Until cirrhosis develops, it is possible to reverse the adverse effects of alcohol abuse. Once scarring takes place, however, the damage is permanent and irreversible. Treatment can only hope to prevent further damage and relieve symptoms. In extreme cases, the liver fails and the patient will require a liver transplant.

What Is Responsible For Liver Cirrhosis?

Generally, any condition, whether a medical problem or a lifestyle problem, that repeatedly inflicts damage upon your liver can eventually give rise to cirrhosis. Excessive consumption of alcohol on one or two occasions will certainly have adverse effects on your body and even on your liver. However, these effects are short-lived and reversible, providing that you do not continue the habit.

A lifetime or even a few years of alcohol abuse will certainly damage your liver beyond repair. Alcohol-related liver disease proceeds in three successive stages of severity. Initially, the liver will accumulate abnormal fat deposits and this is known as fatty liver disease. It is usually asymptomatic or produces only mild symptoms. With continued alcohol abuse, this will progress into alcoholic hepatitis or inflammation of the liver. This can be quite severe in some cases. Beyond this stage, the liver cells are no longer able to renew themselves and end up being replaced by non-living scar tissue. This is known as cirrhosis of the liver.

The list below lays out more potential causes of liver cirrhosis:

  • Long-term alcohol abuse.
  • Chronic viral hepatitis.
  • Autoimmune hepatitis.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Schistosomiasis.
  • Bile duct disorders such as primary sclerosing cholangitis and biliary atresia.
  • Long-term use of certain medications.
  • Gallbladder stones.
  • Hemochromatosis.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Wilson’s disease.
  • Certain metabolic disorders.

What Are The Effects And Symptoms Of Liver Cirrhosis?

Liver CirrhosisThe liver performs a number of vital functions in the human body. These include metabolism, filtering out toxins and secreting bile (a digestive juice). In the early stage of cirrhosis, the liver has lost some amount of living tissue to scarring but it is still capable of performing its functions. Hence, the patient does not usually experience symptoms. This is known as the compensating stage of liver cirrhosis.

As the scarring worsens, the liver is overwhelmed and no longer has enough healthy tissue to cope with the various physiological demands that the organ should otherwise have no trouble fulfilling. This is when symptoms are most likely to arise. This stage is known as the decompensating stage since the remaining living tissue is no longer able to compensate for the portion of tissue that has been damaged.

At this point, patients may experience a few or more of the following problems:

  • Feeling tired.
  • Frequent bleeding and bruising.
  • Itching in the skin.
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin.
  • Discomfort in the abdomen.
  • Nausea.
  • Reduced appetite.
  • Loss of weight.
  • Atrophied testicles.
  • Enlargement of breast tissue in male patients.

What Are Some Potential Complications Of Liver Cirrhosis?

As the liver is unable to perform its essential functions, the entire body suffers. The following complications are likely to develop:

  • The portal vein that delivers blood into the liver may become backed up because of the abnormal hardening of the organ. This can give rise to portal hypertension.
  • Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, a severe infection that occurs as a result of portal hypertension.
  • Abnormal twisted veins in the esophagus and stomach. These are known as varices and they may even bleed or hemorrhage.
  • Ascites or accumulation of fluid in the abdomen.
  • Gallbladder stones.
  • Splenomegaly and hypersplenism. In other words, the spleen becomes enlarged and overactive.
  • Hepatic encephalopathy. This is a set of neurological symptoms associated with liver disease. Patients may feel disoriented and confused and their speech may become incoherent. The cause for this is the accumulation of toxins in the blood as a result of an impaired liver function.
  • Liver failure.
  • Risk of liver cancer

How Is Liver Cirrhosis Diagnosed?

Liver Cirrhosis diagnosisAs symptoms may be absent or mild in the earlier stages, patients may not actually seek medical help until the condition has progressed to a fair extent or until it is severe. The doctor may be able to identify the condition as liver cirrhosis based on the patient’s lifestyle and medical history as well as his or her symptoms. The aim of diagnosis is not only to correctly identify the problem that the patient is suffering from but to also correctly pinpoint the underlying cause for it. This will enable the doctor to prepare the most suitable course of treatment. The following tests may be required before a final diagnosis can be arrived at:

  • Physical examination.
  • Medical history.
  • Blood tests such as ALP (alkaline phosphate enzyme)
  • Liver function tests.
  • Tests to assess kidney function.
  • Ultrasound.
  • A computerised tomography (CT).
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Elastography.
  • Liver biopsy

Can It Be Treated?

It is not possible to undo or cure liver cirrhosis. Those areas of the organ that have developed scarring cannot be repaired and restored to their original state of health. However, treatment can certainly help to prevent further damage of this nature and to alleviate symptoms. The aim of treatment is to address the underlying cause and prevent or reduce the risk of complications. Hence, the mode of treatment may vary from one case to the next depending on the cause and the severity of the condition.

Patients with alcohol addiction would be strongly advised to enroll themselves in a rehabilitation programme so that they can get rid of the habit. The sooner that this aim is achieved, the better the chances of preventing further liver damage. In instances of chronic viral hepatitis, the patient will be prescribed medications.

In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized. When the liver has failed, the patient will have to undergo surgery for liver transplantation. The liver is resilient and capable of bouncing back from brief episodes of illness or alcohol abuse. However, if you are suffering from long-term liver disease such as chronic hepatitis, you are at risk of developing liver cirrhosis.

In the early stages of liver cirrhosis, you may not experience any symptoms. However, as the condition worsens, it will have an adverse impact on your overall health because the liver is responsible for crucial physiological functions that have a bearing on the health and functioning of the entire body. If you have been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in the early stages, you can still salvage your health. Taking the right treatment and making the necessary lifestyle changes can help control further damage to your liver.

Liver cirrhosis home remedies

The following home remedies can help in restoring strength to your liver. These must be consumed in addition to the regular medicine dosage as prescribed by the doctor in order to observe effective healing of the liver:

  • Consume a diet which is high in dietary fibers. Whole grains are one of the best sources of fibers. Both fat soluble and water soluble fiber are necessary for detoxing the liver and bringing down the cholesterol levels. Flaxseeds, quinoa, buckwheat etc are great for your liver.
  • Adding turmeric to your daily meals will keep you away from infections. Turmeric has strong anti-bacterial and antiviral properties and will keep you free from disease-causing pathogens.
  • You can counter liver damage by consuming a mixture of papaya juice with lemon. Additionally including raw garlic in your diet will help remove toxins from the liver.
  • Vegetables such as carrots and beets are known for their strengthening the liver by keeping it free from toxins. Another effective remedy is milk thistle. This extract combats high cholesterol naturally and reduces the strain on the liver.

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Dos and Don'ts

Dos
  • It is important to detoxify the liver by adhering to intermittent fasting and juice Detox.
  • Steamed vegetables and fruits are the best options for a liver cirrhosis patient since they don’t work up the liver too much and also act as natural detoxifiers.
  • Herbal remedies such a milk thistle are good for healing liver cirrhosis but consume it only after discussing with your doctor.
Don'ts
  • Substances toxic to the liver such as alcohol and caffeine should be avoided at all costs.
  • Eat large meals at one sitting. It is better to eat 5-6 small meals to reduce the stress on the liver.
  • Consume oily and fatty food. Add more of lean proteins in your diets and stick to vegetarian sources of proteins such as legumes, whole grains, tofu etc.

 

 

 

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How seitan proved to be a blessing in disguise for vegans worldwide Can only meat-eaters enjoy delicious juicy steaks and burgers? With seitan, the best meat substitute available today,even vegans…
CLA: A breakthrough weight loss supplement with minimal side effects Tried every weight loss supplement in the market with no substantial gain? Why not try CLA supplements, derived…
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How can Kegels help you overcome weak pelvic muscles & incontinence? Kegel exercises are pelvic floor strengthening exercises that can help you overcome incontinence issues that rise out of…
Pescatarian Diet 101: What are the inherent health advantages of this diet? People opt to become a pescatarian in order to enrich their bodies with the essential health benefits that…
Tamarind: The top health benefits of this staple Asian ingredient Did you know this sweet and sour pulpy fruit does more than just add a tangy flavor to…
Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how healthy can a…
Gua sha: Scraping away layers of pain with this ancient healing tool Gua sha is an ancient oriental healing method which focuses on scraping the body with specific tools to…
SIBO Diet: The important dos and don’ts of this gut-healing diet A SIBO diet is a diet that works by eliminating certain sugars from your diet and adding fibers…
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Okra: How can this nutrient-dense vegetable help you fight diabetes? Okra is a food which is rich in nutrients and minerals which are extremely essential for a healthy…
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What are Shiitake Mushrooms and why should you eat them? Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for their smoky and robust taste. However, did you know they are replete…
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Sugar: 7 new shocking truths revealed about the sweet poison Can drinking soda bring you closer to death? Is sugar slowly poisoning you and your family? You would…
How can berberine supplements help you live longer and healthier? Berberine is a turmeric look-alike herbal extract that is credited with numerous health benefits ranging from diabetes cure…
The Cabbage Soup Diet: The healthiest way to instant weight loss Cabbage soup diet rapid weight loss diet for those who want to shed those extra pounds in less…
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malarial antigen test
Malaria Antigen Test A malaria antigen test is a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) that can detect malarial antigens (proteins) in your…
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Apolipoprotein -A1 (APO-A1) Test Apolipoprotein A-I (Apo-A1) constitutes 70% of protein content in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and helps in lipid metabolism.
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Anemia Profile Anemia Profile test (Basic) is a blood screening test that measures the levels of important components of the…
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Blood Ketone (D3HB) Test The Blood Ketone Test measures and monitors the levels of ketone in the blood which is usually performed…
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Goji berry: A traditional Chinese berry that packs the best of antioxidants Goji berry is an ancient berry that is considered to be power-packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Which means…
10 reasons why you should up your selenium intake Selenium, though a trace mineral, is very much integral to your health. Find out how much selenium intake…
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Water Chestnuts: The tastiest ways to include this healthy tuber in your diet Water chestnut is not a nut after all. It is a tuber (much like the potatoes) growing close…
What is the right way to take a pregnancy test? A pregnancy test is undertaken to determine if you have conceived. A home pregnancy test is the most…
Vagus nerve: 7 health benefits of stimulating the “gut-brain” connection As a matter of fact, there are two vagus nerves namely the left and the right but is…
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Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight loss, regulate blood…
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Hysteroscopy Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive tool to help specialists view the uterus to diagnose and even treat several…
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Hemoglobin Variant Analysis Hemoglobin variant analysis is a blood test that is used to detect the presence of hemoglobin variants which…
valproic acid test
Valproic Acid Test Valproic acid test is performed to generally check for psychiatric and even neurological conditions such as bipolar disease…
fructosamine test
Fructosamine Test A fructosamine test measures blood sugar glucose content. Fructosamine level can indicate blood sugar level in past 2-3…
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T4 (Thyroxine) Hormone Test The T4 or thyroxine blood test is an important diagnostic tool that gives a clear picture of how…
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8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are you too a…
Agave nectar: The bitter truth about this sweetener revealed Agave nectar is considered to be sweeter than the normal table sugar and even contains higher amounts of…
Bromelain: 11 reasons why you should start adding pineapple to your pizza! If you didn't love pineapples already, here are some of the top health benefits that bromelain can bring…
Cayenne: The remarkable benefits of these red hot chili peppers These may make you rush for a glass of water, but cayenne pepper is actually a healthy additive…
Exercises or diet? Find out the healthiest way to gain weight Tired of being called skinny all the time? Looking for healthy ways to beef up? Why not try…
The right way to prepare Alfalfa sprouts at home Alfalfa or lusan ghas is not just a nutritious animal fodder. This flavonoid-rich herb has some amazing health…
Psyllium Husk: More than just an effective natural laxative Psyllium husk, or isabgol, is a popular natural laxative . But did you in addition to regulating bowels,…
Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more about carb cycling,…
Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin production thus treating…
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A complete list of low-fat diets and how to follow them Low-fat diets help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it works only with regular exercise and…
Urologist: When should you visit one and why? A urologist can treat not only genitourinary problems of both men and women but also can treat various…
Appendix pain: Recent findings on this not-so vestigial organ The exact function of the appendix is still not clear. Some consider it as an organ that once…
How to scrub away stress and fatigue with an Epsom salt bath? Epsom salt is a popular home remedy for many skin ailments. Though there is a lack of scientific…
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Blood Element Analysis Test A blood element analysis is a blood test performed to measure the level of toxic elements such as…
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Anti-Chlamydia Antibody -IgG Test Anti-Chlamydia Antibody - IgG test is performed by collection of urine or genital fluids as sample for testing…
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Anoscopy Anoscopy is an invasive diagnostic procedure where a small device known as anoscope will be inserted in the…
antiHEV IgM test
Anti hepatitis E virus (Anti HEV) IgM Test Anti HEV IgM test determines the level of the IgM antibodies in the blood, The disease is often…
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Lipase Test A lipase test is a blood test performed to quantitatively measure the level of the enzyme lipase in…
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Arthritis Profile Arthritis profile is a panel of primarily blood tests used to detect the presence of arthritis or check…
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Your health in the age of Social Media: Why is digital detox a necessity? Did you know that more than 400 million people are dangerously addicted to social media? Are you one…
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12 easy and instant steps to successful weight loss Do you want to lose weight without losing your mind? Does weight loss always mean saying goodbye to…
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Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know some of the…
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