Liver Cirrhosis is a chronic liver diseaseWhere the normal liver tissue is scarred and decreasedThis can lead to loss of liver functionThe main cause is alcohol consumptionThis is followed by Liver infectionSometimes there is biliary obstructionCaused by gallstones and cholecystitisSometimes it is caused by biliary cholangitisScarring of liver tissue can cause loss of functionYou may have loss of appetite and biliary congestionWith jaundice, shrunken liver and tea colored urineThere may be nausea and vomitingTreatment is to avoid all things alcoholicWith infections treat with antibioticsA fat and alcohol free diet is of great importanceIf all fail you may need a liver transplantation-An original poem by Kenneth KeeInteresting Tips about the Liver CirrhosisA Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. Treatment of Liver Cirrhosis:a. A healthy fat free diet is needed as energy use in cirrhosis is highb. Close monitoring of the liver function is important.c. Antibiotics will be prescribed for infections,d. Antihistamines can help with itching.e. Laxatives such as lactulose decrease risk of constipationf. Treating alcoholismAlcoholic cirrhosis caused by alcoholism is treated by abstaining from alcohol.g. Treatment for hepatitis-related cirrhosis involves medications to treat the different types of hepatitis, such as:a. Interferon for viral hepatitisb. Corticosteroids for autoimmune hepatitis.h. Cirrhosis caused by Wilson’s disease in which copper builds up in organs is treated with chelation therapy (e.g. penicillamine)3. Keep bones and body strongBone marrow produces our bloodEat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruitsZinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and SleepAvoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercis
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