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Overview

In liver cancer, there is a structural change in the healthy cells of the liver, the growth of cells becomes out of control to mutate that leads to the formation of a mass lesion, which is called a malignant tumor (CANCER).

The liver is the largest organ in the human body, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen below the diaphragm. Some of its basic functions include the secretion of bile into the intestine which helps in the absorption of nutrients especially fat content. It helps in clotting of blood to prevent bleeding and many more functions

Symptoms

  1. Weight loss.
  2. Low appetite.
  3. Constipation or diarrhea.
  4. Yellow discoloration of skin and eyes.
  5. General weakness.
  6. Nausea and vomiting.
  7. Pain in the abdomen.
  8. Itching over skin/ dryness of the skin.
  9. Ascites (fluid retention in the abdominal cavity).
  10. Pain in the back near to the right shoulder.
  11. Brittle nails.

Causes

  • Self-medication.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Overdose of medicine or drugs.
  • Obesity.
  • Unhealthy food intake pattern • Recurrent liver infection.
  • Family history.
  • Hepatitis virus.
  • Diabetes.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver.
  • Prolonged medical treatment.
  • Untreated Accidental injuries.

Diagnosis

  1. Blood test: it may reveal liver function abnormality or another complication regard to liver
    1. Complete blood count.
    2. Liver function test.
    3. Alpha-fetoprotein.
  2. Imaging test:
    1. Ultrasound.
    2. Computerized tomography.
    3. Magnetic resonance imaging.
    4. Positron emission test.
    5. Fibro scan.
  3. Tissue culture test:
    1. Fine needle aspiration cytology.
    2. Biopsy.

Risk Factors

Some factors which lead to the risk of liver cancer.

  1. Hepatitis B virus and Hepatitis C virus: Chronic untreated infection of hepatitis B and hepatitis C increases the risk for liver cancer.
  2. Hereditary: If there is a history of cancer in the family or blood relations, then there is a high risk of cancer.
  3. Alcohol Consumption: A person with the habit of excessive alcohol consumption for many years can lead to the irreversible disease of the liver which increases the rate of liver cancer.
  4. Diabetes: People with high blood sugar are more prone to liver cancer than others.
  5. Liver Cirrhosis: It leads to the unhealthy patches of the damaged liver cell that later on appear as liver cancer.
  6. Aflatoxin: This is substance is found in grains such as wheat, maize, and peanuts. After the contamination, it spreads by the mold that grows on the contaminated crops.
  7. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Excessive accumulation of fat in the liver increases the risk of liver cancer.

Prevention

We can reduce the risk of liver cancer by some measures which we can apply in our daily routine. Such as

1. Maintain a healthy diet and weight: Introducing green vegetables and organic foodstuff, daily exercises, and workouts.

2. Drink Alcohol in moderation: By maintaining the limit of alcohol prevents liver disease.

3. Vaccination: After receiving the vaccination hepatitis B, lowers the risk of liver cancer. Hepatitis B vaccine can be given at any age including infants, elders, and older adults.

4. Measures to Prevent Hepatitis C- 

  • Hepatitis C can be prevented by seeking a clean and safe shop while getting piercing and tattoos because an infected needle of Hepatitis C spread the virus to another person.
  • By knowing the health status of the sexual partners. Don’t go for the unprotected sex unless you are not aware of your partner’s health status.
  • Avoid intravenous use of drugs because contaminated needle with Hepatitis C is the greatest source of further transmission of the virus.

These are some of the measures which can prevent us from liver cancer.

When to see a doctor

  • Even mild jaundice should never be ignored and consultation should be taken.
  • Pain on the right side of the upper abdomen.
  • Frequent constipation or diarrhea.
  • Nausea during eating.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Swelling in lower limbs.

These are some of the major things which must not be ignored and the doctor’s opinion should be taken.

Homeopathic Treatment of Liver Cancer at Dr. Chhabra

The side effect Free treatment is very helpful in treating liver cancer and any kind of failure of liver function. Treatment at Dr. Chhabra not only helps in improving the functions of the liver but in the case of liver cancer, it helps in controlling and reducing the size of the tumor as well as helps in stopping further growth of tumors.

Treatment at Dr. Chhabra is tailored (personalized) according to the patient’s condition. Not only the physical conditions are kept in mind but psychological factors such as anxiety/stress/emotion levels are also very minutely monitored and medicine selection is done accordingly. Our anxiety/stress and emotions direct our endocrine system to produce such hormones. Which directly impacts our physical health.

Some of the major problems such as pain, nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, are very well managed with homeopathic remedies.

One can start treatment parallelly with chemo, radiation, hormonal medication, and any kind of tumor-specific treatment.

This treatment is very helpful in reducing the side effects of chemo or radiation for better recovery.

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