Chronic Liver Disease / Cirrhosis of liver

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.


Chronic liver disease is marked by the gradual destruction of liver tissue over time. Several liver diseases fall under this category, including the following: 
- Cirrhosis of the liver 
- Fibrosis of the liver

Cirrhosis of the liver
Cirrhosis is the eighth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Because of chronic damage to the liver, scar tissue slowly replaces normal functioning liver tissue, progressively diminishing blood flow through the liver. As the normal liver tissue is lost, nutrients, hormones, drugs, and poisons are not processed effectively by the liver. In addition, protein production and other substances produced by the liver are inhibited. 

Symptoms of cirrhosis: - 
Symptoms of cirrhosis vary, depending on severity of the condition.. Symptoms may include: 
- Abnormal nerve function 
- Ascites - fluid build-up in the abdominal cavity. 
- Coughing up or vomiting blood 
- Gallstones 
- Hair loss 
- Itching 
- Jaundice 
- Kidney failure 
- Liver encephalopathy 
- Poor appetite 
- Portal hypertension 
- Spider-like veins in the skin 
- Weakness 
- Weight loss 

Causes of Cirrhosis 
The most common cause of cirrhosis is alcohol abuse. Other causes include the following: 
- Hepatitis and other viruses 
- Chemical exposure 
- Bile duct obstruction 
- Autoimmune diseases 
- Diabetes

Treatment of Cirrhosis of Liver
Treatment of liver cirrhosis depends upon the type and stage of cirrhosis. It mainly revolves around: 
- Preventing further degeneration and loss of liver cells 
- Prevent complications 
- Treatment of complications 
- Identify cancer at an early stage 
- Surgery -> liver transplant. 

Role of Homeopathy in Cirrhosis of Liver:
Homeopathic medicines treat the underlying cause of Cirrhosis of Liver, such as viral infection, genetic tendency, bad effects of alcohol, metabolic changes, etc. and thus help to treat effects of Cirrhosis of Liver. 

Homeopathy helps to control further cellular damage. When introduced at an early stage of cirrhosis, homeopathic medicines can effectively reduce the viral count as well as give symptomatic relief without side effects. 

Homeopathic medications can prevent the progress of cirrhosis and in very early cases of liver cirrhosis, the medicines restore majority of the normal functions of the liver.