Nearly four million adults are diagnosed with liver disease. This includes cirrhosis, a condition that slowly progresses to interfere with liver function. Although traditional medicine can't cure liver cirrhosis, there are options that may help introduce improvements in the condition. Please fill out a medical review form, or call our office to learn more.
When your liver is damaged by cirrhosis, healthy liver cells are replaced by fibrous tissues and inflammatory cells. It is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue by scar tissue. This scarring is called cirrhosis. As scar tissue replaces healthy tissue, your liver can’t continue to function.
Liver damage can develop from many different health problems, but the most common are:
Many patients don’t experience any symptoms until their liver has suffered significant damage. When symptoms occur, you may feel fatigued, bruise easily, and develop jaundice, ascites (fluid accumulation in your abdomen), or edema (fluid buildup in your legs and feet).
The liver is the largest organ in your body. It works to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract before reaching the rest of the body. It plays a key role in all metabolic processes in the body. The liver metabolizes drugs and detoxifies chemicals. The liver works to remove toxins from the body, processes nutrients from food, and produces an important digestive liquid called bile. The destruction of
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Liver cirrhosis can have lethal effects on a person’s health. The liver damage done by cirrhosis typically cannot be undone using traditional treatments. If the condition is treated early and is accompanied by healthy lifestyle changes (i.e., abstaining from alcohol), further destruction can be limited. However, traditional medicine can rarely reverse the damage done. In some severe cases, a liver transplant is required.