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Overview 

Cirrhosis is a later stage of liver disease in which healthy liver tissues are replaced with scar tissue, and the liver is permanently damaged.

Cirrhosis always develops because of another liver problem. It is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage in the cells of the liver.

Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcohol, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or non-alcoholic drinks per day over several years is required for alcoholic cirrhosis to occur.

It progresses gradually in years, and if left untreated, the buildup of scars tissues can eventually stop liver function.

Causes

  1. Cirrhosis is the complication of the fatty liver and hepatitis B or C.
  2. Alcohol abuse.
  3. Obesity.
  4. Diabetes mellitus.
  5. Hepatitis B or C.
  6. Primary biliary cholangitis.
  7. Cystic fibrosis.
  8. Biliary atresia poorly formed bile duct.

Stages of Liver Cirrhosis

  1. Stage 1: mild inflammation with minimal effect on liver functions.
  2. Stage 2: accumulation of scar tissues with normal liver functions.
  3. Stage 3: fibrosis and scarring of the liver.
  4. Stage 4: complete damage of the liver cells with impairing vital functions.

Symptoms

  • Liver size can be enlarged, normal or shrunken in people with cirrhosis.
  • In the beginning, it may not cause any problems, but as time passes an individual may notice symptoms  like: 
  1. Weakness or fatigue.
  2. Nausea.
  3. Loss of appetite.
  4. Swelling in the legs and feet.
  5. Weight loss.
  6. Yellowish discoloration of the skin and conjunctiva.
  7. Fluid accumulation in the abdomen ( ascites).
  8. Itchy skin.
  9. Spider nevi – blood vessels get prominent and look like spider webs.
  10. Palmar erythema: redness of the hypothenar and thenar eminences of the palm.
  11. Hypogonadism in both males and females.
  12. Portal hypertension.
  13. Drowsiness and slurred speech.
  14. Enlargement of a spleen in advanced stages.

Diagnosis

  • Laboratory test:  
  1. AST and ALT.
  2. Alkaline phosphatase.
  3. Bilirubin.
  4. Albumin.
  5. Globulins.
  6. Immunoglobulin levels- IgE, IgM, IgA.
  • Ultrasound.
  • CT- scan.
  • Biopsy.
  • Fibroscan.

Preventions

  1. Avoid alcohol.
  2. Eat a healthy diet.
  3. Maintain a healthy diet.
  4. Reduce the risk of hepatitis.
  5. Reduce salt intake.
  6. A low sodium diet should be taken.
  7. Maintain glucose level.

Homeopathy treatment of Cirrhosis at Dr. Chhabra

Treatment at Dr. Chhabra not only helps in improving the functions of the liver but also controls the size of the liver and prevents scarring of the liver.

Treatment at Dr. Chhabra’s is tailored according to the patient’s condition. Not only the physical conditions are kept in mind, but psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, emotional factors are also considered for the selection of medicines.

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