Liver Disease Causes And Treatment Of Liver Damage

By | April 7, 2018

Liver is one of the vital organs of the human body. It plays a number of important roles in the process of metabolism.

Types of Liver Disease

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to three types of liver conditions – fatty liver, hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Any, or all, of these conditions can occur at the same time in the same person.

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A build-up of fat occurs within liver cells in most people who regularly drink heavily. In itself, fatty liver is not usually serious and does not cause symptoms. Fatty liver will usually reverse if you stop drinking heavily.

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The inflammation can range from mild to severe.

Mild hepatitis may not cause any symptoms. The only indication of inflammation may be an abnormal level of liver enzymes in the blood which can be detected by a blood test.
A more severe hepatitis tends to cause symptoms such as feeling sick, jaundice (yellowing of the skin caused by a high level of bilirubin – a chemical normally metabolised in the liver), generally feeling unwell, and sometimes pain over the liver.
A very severe bout of alcoholic hepatitis can quickly lead to liver failure.

Cirrhosis is a condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue (fibrosis). The scarring tends to be a gradual process. The scar tissue affects the normal structure and re-growth of liver cells. Liver cells become damaged and die as scar tissue gradually develops. So, the liver gradually loses its ability to function well. The scar tissue can also affect the blood flow through the liver which can cause ‘back pressure’ in the blood vessels which bring blood to the liver.

What are the Causes of Liver Damage?

1. Alcoholism

2. Hemachromatosis, i.e. excessive deposition of iron in the liver cells.

3. Metabolic disorders

4. Genetic disorders

5. Infection by virus such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

6. Primary biliary cirrhosis, mostly occurs in women.

7. Body’s immune system attacking and destroying the liver cells. This is quite uncommon.

Symptoms of Liver Problems

1. Difficulty losing weight

2. Frequent headaches

3. Bad breath, digestive problems, bloating, gas, indigestion

4. Allergies and intolerances to foods that are worsening as time goes on

5. Reactions to many chemicals including cleaning products, petrol, paint, perfumes, bleaches, etc.

6. Problems digesting fatty/creamy/oily foods. They can make you feel unwell, nauseous or cause heart burn and reflux

7. A yellowish tinge to the skin, eyes and palms of the hands

8. Reactions to drugs, in particular headache tablets, antibiotics and anti-histamines

Treatment of Liver Damage

The liver is a significant organ. The most vital job the liver has is receiving rid of toxins in the blood.

Unfortunately, the initial symptom of liver damage is quiet. Someone could have liver damage and not know it.

Visiting the doctor on a standard basis can help determine that the liver damage is there before it gets worse.

Home Remedies for Liver Damage

Daily intake of a pinch of roast alum with buttermilk twice or thrice daily is highly beneficial in liver damage treatment.

Squeeze a lemon in 100 grams of water and add a pinch of salt, drink thrice a day for 21 days.

Buttermilk taken with a little salt and crushed roasted cumin seeds is very beneficial liver cirrhosis remedy.

Alcoholic drinks even in small amount should be avoided.

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