Liver is located on the right side of your stomach. It is a delicate and soft organ protected by the rib cage. However, when you mishandle this organ with unhealthy eating habits and excessive consumption of alcohol, it starts to deteriorate. Cirrhosis or liver damage is one of the major problems that occur. It is best described as scarring of liver.
Your liver, gall bladder, pancreas and intestine work together to digest and process consumed food. Any organ failure during digestion may lead to trouble. However, the major role of this organ is to filter blood coming from the digestive tract before transmitting it to the entire body. Bile secretion to digest food in the intestine and protein formation for clots is also some of the functions of the liver.
Dr. Guru Reddy, who is a specialist in liver diseases and liver transplant in Houston, Texas since 1988, says that Cirrhosis, if diagnosed in the initial stage can be treated easily. However, if the disease becomes chronic, the only option left is liver transplant.
According to Dr. Reddy, when you eat in excess and become overweight, the liver tissues are swapped by scar tissues called fibrosis. This prevents liver from functioning properly. Therefore, one reason of cirrhosis is fatty liver.
Another reason is too much intake of alcohol. Excessive drinking leads to fatty liver. Some people may not be able to handle the negative effects of alcohol. When you force your organs to function against their wish, they start reacting negatively, leading to various issues.
Some of the symptoms of cirrhosis are –
- Weight loss
- Pain in liver
- Blood clotting which is visible in the abdomen area
When this disease increases, situation gets worse and you start vomiting and bleeding.
If it is diagnosed at an early stage, the treatment starts with –
- Sending the patient to rehabilitation center for controlling excessive alcohol consumption
- Providing medicines, injections and therapies to control further liver damage
- Screening of liver to check the possibility of cancer
Regular check up and proper medication can help patients, who are at an early stage of Cirrhosis.
Patients who suffer from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C suffer from Cirrhosis if proper treatment is not done. Some patients also have genetic history, which is why a healthy diet is always recommended to everyone.
Life is beautiful. If we continue to follow healthy routine and diet, we can make it more beautiful. With age, regular checkup is necessary to assure a healthy life.