The term "liver disease" can apply to many diseases and disorders that cause the liver to function improperly or cease functioning.
Liver Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that occurs as a result of chronic liver disease. n people who have cirrhosis, the cells of the liver are damaged and can’t repair themselves. As liver cells die, scar tissue forms. When this scar tissue builds up, blood can’t flow through the liver properly.
Cirrhosis is sometimes caused by hepatitis C (an infection of the liver), or by eating or drinking harmful chemicals. The most common cause of liver disease in the United States is alcohol abuse. This is called alcoholic cirrhosis. Other causes of cirrhosis include hepatitis B, medications, autoimmune inflammation of the liver, disorders of the drainage system of the liver. Early treatment can prevent further damage.
The most common symptoms of cirrhosis include:
- Loss of appetite, weight loss, and nausea
- Redness of the palms of the hands
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Fatigue and weakness
- Unusual weight loss or weight gain
- Impotence and loss of interest in sex
- Small, red spider-like blood vessels on the skin
The word hepatitis (pronounced: heh-puh-tie-tus) means an inflammation of the liver, and it can be caused by one of many things - including a viral or bacterial infection, liver injury caused by a toxin (poison), and even an attack on the liver by the body's own immune system. Although there are several forms of hepatitis, the condition is usually caused by one of three viruses: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C virus.
The hepatitis A virus is transmitted through the feces (poop) of infected individuals. People usually get hepatitis A by eating food or drinking water that's been contaminated with feces.
Hepatitis B is a more serious infection. It may lead to a condition called cirrhosis (permanent scarring of the liver) or liver cancer, both of which cause severe illness and even death. Hepatitis B is transmitted from person to person through blood or other body fluids. In the United States, the most common way people get infected with hepatitis B is through unprotected sex with a person who has the disease.
Hepatitis C is transmitted from person to person through blood or other body fluids. Hepatitis C is the most serious type of hepatitis - it's now one of the most common reasons for liver transplants in adults. Every year, thousands of people in the United States die from the virus. And there's no cure and no vaccine.
- Flu-like symptoms including fever, as well as aching or painful muscles and joints.
- Jaundice (yellow discoloration of both your skin and the whites of your eyes)
- Loss of weight, Loss of appetite
- Nausea, vomiting
- Dark urine, colorless stool
- Enlarged, tender liver
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Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava): An alcoholic extract of whole plant Boerhavia diffusa given orally exhibited hepatoprotective activity against experimentally induced carbon tetrachloride hepatotoxicity in rats and mice. The extract also produced an increase in normal bile flow in rats suggesting a strong choleretic activity.
It is the main herb for treating liver disorders. The hepatoprotective effect of the ethanol/water (1:1) extract of Eclipta alba was studied at subcellular levels in rats against (CCl4) -induced hepatotoxicity. The loss of hepatic lysomal acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase by (CCl4) was significantly restored by Ea. The study shows that hepatoprotective activity of Ea is by regulating the levels of hepatic microsomal drug metabolising enzymes.
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Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses, including liver disease.
Avoid excessive intake of alcohol, Take precautions to avoid contracting hepatitis B and C (such as being careful if your occupation exposes you to blood or blood products, practicing safe sex, being immunized against hepatitis B), See your doctor regularly if you have chronic hepatitis, Avoid inhaling chemicals or getting them on your skin, Avoid unclean food and water, Avoid having multiple sexual partners, Immunization.
- Eat a balanced diet. You may need to watch how much protein and sugar you eat.
- If you drink alcohol, the most important way to help yourself is to stop.
- Reduce your activity level to match your energy level. Do not stay in bed; it may slow recovery.
- Avoid strenuous exercise
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