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Cirrhosis

What is Cirrhosis?

This is the final stage of a number of diseases of the liver, when scar tissue replaces the normal cells in the liver. The liverís ability to deal with drugs and toxins is affected and also its digestive functions are impaired. Some of the causes of cirrhosis include excessive alcohol intake, autoimmune hepatitis, exposure to toxins, a reaction to pharmaceuticals, and various liver diseases. If the damage is not too great, the liver can regenerate itself.

Signs & Symptoms of Cirrhosis

Jaundice; Itching; Fatigue; Weight loss; Susceptibility to bruising; Fever; Vomiting Abdominal Pain; Blood stained or black stools.

How can Cirrhosis be treated?

Chronic viral hepatitis B and C may respond to treatment with interferon and autoimmune hepatitis may improve with prednisone and azathioprine (Imuran). Drugs such as ursodiol (Actigall) may slow the progression of primary biliary cirrhosis and possibly sclerosing cholangitis.

The table below shows therapies linked to this health condition, please click on one to view more details about it:  

Auricular AcupunctureChinese Herbal Medicine (T.C.M.)Integrated Energy Therapy
Light Grids HealingOnnuri TherapyTraditional Chinese Medicine

The table below shows natural remedies linked to this health condition, please click on one to view more details about it:  

Diet & Nutrition  

Safety Issues

Cirrhosis of the liver can also cause abnormalities in other organ systems. Cirrhosis can lead to immune system dysfunction causing an increased risk of infection. Cirrhosis can also lead to kidney dysfunction and failure.

Additional Information

The PBC Foundation is an excellent source of information for anyone wishing to learn more about cirrhosis.

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