Lifestyle Changes that Improve Liver Cirrhosis

      Lifestyle Changes that Improve Liver Cirrhosis

      Liver cirrhosis is the scaring of the liver due to damage to the liver cells. Liver cirrhosis is very common in the young these days due to sedentary lifestyle habits. The liver is the largest internal organ, which is found in the right upper region of the abdomen, just beneath the diaphragm. The liver performs numerous important functions in the body which you need to take good care of. Knowing the  lifestyle changes to improve liver cirrhosis will go a long way to help since each person has just one liver. Hence, it needs to be taken good care of.

      Signs and Symptoms of Liver cirrhosis

      1. Dark colored urine

      2. Jaundice ( Yellowish discoloration of the palms and the whitish part of the eye).

      3. Body itches

      4. Pale colored stool

      5. Fatigue

      6. Nausea and vomiting

      7. Ascites.

      8. Edema of the legs, feet or ankles

      9. Confusion

      10. Weight loss

      Functions of the Liver

      1. The liver clears billirubin from the blood.

      2. It regulates blood clotting

      3. The liver makes immune factors which help to remove bacteria from the bloodstream.

      4. The liver detoxifies fat and alcohol

      5. It stores glucose, minerals and vitamins, and releases them into the bloodstream when they are needed by the body.

      6. The liver filters the blood and removes toxic substances from the body.

      7. The liver regulates sugar levels in the body.

      Home Remedies and Lifestyle Changes that Improve Liver Cirhosis

      1. Avoid alcohol consumption: The liver is responsible for detoxifying alcohol, and it has to work harder to detoxify it and remove it from the body. The more you consume alcohol, the more you put pressure on your liver to detoxify it and the liver losses its tissues anytime it detoxies alcohol. The more alcohol you consume, the more your liver losses its tissues. These lost tissues are replaced by scars. These scars inhibit the liver from performing its functions. The liver eventually losses its functions and leads to liver cirrhosis, and if not attended to or treated, it can lead to liver cancer.

      See also: 10 Foods That Increase Risk Of Developing Fatty Liver Disease [Nurses Diaries]

      2. Weight loss: Liver cirrhosis which is not caused by alcohol consumption can be improved if the person is obese and the person losses weight and also controls his or her sugar levels.

      3. Limit your salt intake

      4. Engage in regular exercise

      5. Reduce your risk of infection

      6. Eat a healthy diet

      7. Avoid or limit your intake of over-the-counter medication.

      8. Quit smoking

      9. Eat organic foods and avoid processed foods

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