Cirrhosis of liver

Causes—

  • Alcohol dependence and alcoholism
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatitis B or C
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Exposure to certain toxins such as arsenic
  • Glycogen storage diseases
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Obesity
  • High triglyceride blood levels
  • Intestinal bypass surgery
  • Long-term treatment with corticosteroids

  • Secondary biliary cirrhosis
  • Wilson’s disease

Symptoms And Signs–  

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Bleeding from gums
  • Blood in vomit/faeces
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Easy bruising
  • Edema
  • Encephalopathy (Extreme sleepiness, difficulty awakening, coma)
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Nosebleeds
  • Poor appetite
  • Scrotal swelling
  • Small red, spider-like blood vessels under the skin
  • Wasting
  • Weakness

Treatment—

Ayurvedic medicines are very effective in all liver diseases and are prescribed according to the prakriti of a person and the extent of the disease.

Complications—-

  • Ascites
  • Esophageal varices
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Kidney failure
  • Permanent liver damage and loss of normal liver function
  • Portal hypertension

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