Cirrhosis of the liver is the end stage for a variety of liver diseases. The term cirrhosis is a symptom that refers to the orange or tawny color of a diseased liver and is not a specific disease in itself. Although it is most closely associated with alcoholism, the most common cause of liver cirrhosis in the United States is now hepatitis. Here's how to prevent liver cirrhosis.
Scarring of the liver, or cirrhosis, occurs in people who suffer from chronic liver disease. Cirrhosis limits important liver function such as the elimination of toxins and pathogens, the regulation of protein in the blood and the production of bile necessary for the absorption of fats and vitamins. While cirrhosis is an irreversible condition, early treatment with gentle, natural medicine can help to prevent further damage to the liver. Read on to learn more about how to treat cirrhosis with natural medicine.
Cirrhosis is a condition that results from irregular function and structure of the liver. It is a complication that arises from various liver diseases and a result of chronic liver diseases. Some forms of liver cirrhosis are life threatening and extremely dangerous. There are many different causal factors associated with liver cirrhosis, and there are also some idiopathic cases (situations in which the causes are not understood).
• Chronic Viral Hepatitis: -Chronic viral hepatitis is an ailment in which either hepatitis B or C infects the liver for a prolonged period of time, such as years. Some people with hepatitis B virus get chronic hepatitis, which results in destruction of the liver that is progressive and ultimately, cirrhosis of the liver. • Genetic Conditions: - There are some inherited disorders that can cause cirrhosis of the liver. These disorders can cause toxic substances to build up within the liver which can cause both cirrhosis and tissue destruction. This can happen as a result of Wilson's Disease, which is characterized by an unusual buildup of copper, or excessive amounts of iron, known as hemachromatosis. • Biliary atresia: - There is a rare condition in which babies are born without having bile ducts. The condition is known formally as biliary atresia. Biliary atresia can lead to cirrhosis, while some babies are born with insufficient amounts of a crucial enzyme that regulates sugars, which leads to sugar buildup and cirrhosis as well. • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: - Primary sclerosing cholangitis (abbreviated commonly as PBC) can cause liver cirrhosis. This is a very rare disease that is often found within colitis patients. With this condition, the large bile ducts located outside of the liver become blocked and narrowed, and experience inflammation. Blocking the bile flow can cause bile ducts infections as well as jaundice (the yellowing of the skin and the eyes) and ultimately cause liver cirrhosis. • Autoimmune Hepatitis: - Autoimmune hepatitis is a kind of liver disease that results from an immune system irregularity that is much more common with females. The unusual immune system activity with this condition results in inflammation that is progressive and that causes hepatocyte (liver cell) damage, which causes cirrhosis of the liver eventually.
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