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Liver Problems - Treatment, Procedure And Side Effects

What is the treatment? Symptoms Procedure Eligibility Ineligibility Side Effects Post-treatment Guidelines Recovery Cost Results Diet Alternatives

What is the treatment?

Your liver is a significant organ that is essential for digesting the foods and getting rid of the toxic products from your body. The liver is also one of the strongest organs in the human body and is not easily susceptible to damages. However, there are factors –both internal and external that can cause considerable damages to the liver. The liver disease can be inherited by genetic nature, or they can be due to factors such as viruses, your lifestyle, drug and alcohol abuse and obesity. If these conditions are left unchecked, they result in the scarring of the liver known as cirrhosis. The symptoms can lead to liver failure on the whole and can often be life threatening. Many symptoms are associated with a liver condition. The common symptoms can include your skin and eyes appearing yellowish and abdominal swelling. You might also be experiencing an itchy skin symptom and dark urine color. Nausea, fatigue and general feeling weakness are the other common symptoms. Make sure that you consult your doctor if you notice these conditions. Also, do not ignore the abdominal pain and do not wait for it to become severe. Seek medical help immediately.

What are the symptoms if you have Liver Problems?

Liver Problems refer to any abnormality in the functioning of the liver. Some of the symptoms associated with it are abdominal pain and swelling, jaundice, dark urine, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pale-colored and bloody stool, tar-colored stool, easy bruising, and swelling in ankles and legs.

What part of the body itches with Liver Problems?

Itching may be one of the symptoms related to liver disease. It may be localized or generalized. In case of localized itching, the affected area is the lower arm while the generalized condition is accompanied by itching all over the body. It is a serious concern that may lead to irregular and disturbed sleep.

What are some common Liver Problems?

Liver Problems are associated with malfunctioning the liver, affecting the normal metabolism of the body. Some of them are such as:

  1. Hepatitis.
  2. Fatty liver disease.
  3. Autoimmune conditions.
  4. Genetic conditions.
  5. Cancer.
  6. Cirrhosis.
  7. Liver failure.

What does stool look like with Liver Problems?

The stool has its characteristic colour due to the action of bile salts produced by the liver. Any deviations from this may be a result of Liver Problems. The stool appears pale in color, sometimes it can be seen as black tarry colored. Blood in stools may also be a symptom of liver disease.

How is the Liver Problems treatment done?

Many causes can affect your liver, and the treatment will be based on the type of ailment you have. The most common types of liver infections can be through hepatitis virus including Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. There are medications available for treating these symptoms and once again your doctor will let you know on the effective treatment plan. In some cases, you might have to undergo these medications for a longer period to avoid the spread of the viruses. Sometimes genetics too can play the reason for liver complications. Also, ensure that when you are diagnosed, a biopsy of your liver is also undertaken to rule out a cancerous growth. If your liver disorder reason is found to be your lifestyle, then simply curbing them can lead to an effective change. You have to avoid alcohol and drug abuse at all cost and refrains from certain foods that cause obesity. Unprotected sex is also one of the major risk factors. Hence make sure that you are always safe in activities. Do ensure that you follow the treatment plan religiously. Liver complications can ultimately lead to liver failure if not treated properly. Under those circumstances, a liver transplant can be the only option available and even that might not be suitable for every individual.

Can the liver heal itself?

In the case of liver diseases related to alcohol consumption, healing may take place spontaneously with abstinence i.e quitting the habit of drinking alcohol. In fact, quitting the habit is the most effective way to prevention of the liver from getting damaged further. In the case of terminal stages such as liver failure, abstinence can be a savior.

Who is eligible for the Liver Problems treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Any individual who is affected by liver infections or who has the symptoms of a liver disease can undergo the procedures. It will be advisable if you can consult with your doctor immediately once you know the symptoms. The actual treatment may depend on the type of infection your liver has and the sooner you take action, the better.

Who is not eligible for the Liver Problems treatment?

Anyone can qualify for the treatment and irrespective of the medical condition you have, you must have the treatment for the liver problems. There can be some medications that may not work with you and your body type. Hence get a detailed consultation with your physician about your medical history and your allergic symptoms.

Are there any side effects of Liver Problems treatment?

It depends on the type of treatment you are undergoing. Some of the treatments can include just changes to your lifestyle and your dietary patterns, whereas others can include drugs and medications and surgeries. In the case of hepatitis condition, the drugs used are very strong in nature and can cause serious side effects. Discuss these symptoms with your doctor in detail, and they can guide you accordingly.

What are the Liver Problems post-treatment guidelines?

Liver disorders are a serious condition, and after the successful treatment, you have to ensure that the liver does not get affected in any way. Your doctor will lay out a detailed chart about your lifestyle and the dietary pattern that you should follow. You must avoid drinking, smoking and drug abuse. Obesity can also affect the liver. Hence you may be needed to undergo a strict weight loss regime.

How long does it take to recover from Liver Problems treatment?

Recovery period depends on the type of ailment you have and the treatment given to you. If your condition is minor, some lifestyle changes are needed. However, in cases of serious complications, you might have to take a complete course for the recovery to happen. For example, if you are diagnosed with Hepatitis condition you might have to take the drugs and medications for a longer period. Also, the drugs work differently for every person. Hence it depends on how robust your liver gets, after the treatment.

What is the price of the Liver Problems treatment in India?

Though the treatments have a high success rate, the cost of the treatments can be very expensive. The medications for hepatitis viral strains can go up to INR 2, 00,000 (Higher in the case of Hepatitis C virus). The treatment cost can also depend on the type medical center you are undergoing the treatment and the period of time you have to take the medications.

Are the results of the Liver Problems treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are not permanent and can depend on how much your liver is damaged initially. Also, there are various factors involved that determine the permanency of the treatment. You have to change your lifestyle and your dietary habits for the treatments to be permanent. Taking care of your liver by curbing on alcohol and drug abuse can also go a long way for the treatments to be a success.

Which fruit is best for liver?

The liver is a vital organ and it is responsible for the overall health of the body. Some of the fruits which are important for maintaining liver health are berries including blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries, grapes, grapefruit, prickly pear, avocados, and bananas.

What are the alternatives to the Liver Problems treatment?

There are no valid alternative treatments available to treat your liver. There can be some herbal remedies that can work up to an extent, but there is no proof either in these. Your damage to the liver can be irreplaceable in most cases. Hence it is always better to be safe and treat your condition with care in the first place.

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