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liver cirrhosis
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Retheesh Kumar - Sep 30th, 2012 2:42 am.
Retheesh Kumar
Retheesh Kumar
i am 25 years old. i will specify the medical report

USG REPORT
Small size liver with diffuse increased echotextute with splenomegaly with varices at spelinic hilum with delated portal vein.
(cirrhosis with portal hypertension)

i was admitted in hospital due to vomitting blood, in march. The treatement was banding veins and it was continued three times. Recently LFT result was normal but platelate count is continuing avg 50000 in last two years.
re: liver cirrhosis by Dr M. K. Gupta - Oct 4th, 2012 1:52 pm
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Dr M. K. Gupta
Dr M. K. Gupta
Dear Retheesh Kumar

To give some advice first we need to know what is the cause of your liver cirrhosis.

Hepatitis C,
Fatty liver,
Alcohol abuse are the most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver.

Other causes are:

Fatty liver associated with obesity and diabetes
Chronic viral infections of the liver hepatitis types B, C, and D; Hepatitis D is extremely rare.

Blockage of the bile duct, which carries bile formed in the liver to the intestines, where it helps in the digestion of fats; in babies, this can be caused by biliary atresia in which bile ducts are absent or damaged, causing bile to back up in the liver.

In adults, bile ducts may become inflamed, blocked, or scarred, due to another liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis.

Repeated bouts of heart failure with fluid backing up into the liver. Certain inherited diseases such as: Cystic fibrosis, Glycogen storage diseases, in which the body is unable to process glycogen, a form of sugar that is converted to glucose and serves as a source of energy for the body. Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, an absence of a specific enzyme in the liver. Diseases caused by abnormal liver function, such as hemochromatosis, a condition in which excessive iron is absorbed and deposited into the liver and other organs, and Wilson's disease.

Unfortunately there is no cure for cirrhosis of the liver, there are treatments available that can stop or delay its progress, minimize the damage to liver cells, and reduce complications.

The treatment used depends on the cause of cirrhosis of the liver. For cirrhosis caused by alcohol abuse, the person must stop drinking alcohol to halt the progression of cirrhosis.

If a person has hepatitis, the doctor may prescribe steroids or antiviral drugs to reduce liver cell injury.
For people with cirrhosis caused by autoimmune diseases, Wilson's disease, or hemochromatosis, the treatment varies.

Medications may be given to control the symptoms of cirrhosis. Edema and ascites in the abdomen are treated, in part, by reducing salt in the diet.

Drugs called diuretics are used to remove excess fluid and to prevent edema from recurring. Diet and drug therapies can help improve the altered mental function that cirrhosis can cause.

Laxatives such as lactulose may be given to help absorb toxins and speed their removal from the intestines. Liver transplantation may be needed for some people with severe cirrhosis.

So please consult your physician and decide your treatment option according the the cause of cirrhosis.

With regards

M.K. Gupta

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