Diet and Cirrhosis

Here’s a helpful article on cirrhosis and your diet. “Cirrhosis is a degenerative inflammatory illness that leads to hardening and scarring of the liver cells. The liver becomes unable to function properly due to the scar tissue, which prevents the normal passing of blood throughout the liver. The increasing loss of liver cells interferes with the organ’s capability to process vitamins, hormones and drugs and slows down the creation of protein and other significant materials produced in the liver. The most typical cause of...

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Liver Disease Prevention Possible with Asthma Medication

“A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma has shown promise in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, says a study. The study, conducted in mice, found that cromolyn sodium successfully blocked a series of cells that trigger liver scarring (known as fibrosis), which in advanced cases can lead to cirrhosis. The research was a direct outgrowth of previous published works involving the same drug for bile duct damage and liver cancer. “If you base it off these studies, the possibility of...

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Liver Fibrosis Limiter Discovered in Hormone

“Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has been emerging worldwide and effective treatment, especially for liver fibrosis, is essential for improving the prognosis. A Japanese research team has identified and clarified the mechanism for a hormone that limits the fibrosis associated with NASH and cirrhosis. This discovery has potential applications for the treatment of these conditions. These findings were published on October 10 in the online version of Scientific Reports. The research group was led by Associate Professor TAKAHASHI Yutaka...

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Probiotic Treatment for Cirrhosis?

Here’s an excellent article on the using probiotics to treat liver diseases such as Cirrhosis. “Probiotics that help prevent hepatic encephalopathy may benefit liver cirrhosis patients. Dr. David W. Victor III, a practicing hepatologist, said, “This rigorous new research finds that probiotics modify the gut microbiota to prevent hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver. These results offer a safe, well-tolerated, and perhaps cheaper alternative to current treatments.” The researchers conducted a...

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Cirrhosis Diet Prep: Some First Steps

Here’s a good article with some basics on building an effective cirrhosis diet: “Anything we put in our body at some point gets filtered through the liver, and this is why our diet can play such a large role in the development of cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a type of liver disease which progresses from fibrosis – scarring of the liver. In cirrhosis, the scarring is irreversible, and this can be a result of alcohol abuse, viral hepatitis B and C, and fatty liver disease. The liver is the only organ that can regenerate and heal itself,...

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