A person who is in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver will go through many complex bodily changes. Here are some of the changes that may be encountered:
– Acites is the build up of fluid in the abdominal area. The liver usually makes a protein called Albumin, which keeps the fluid inside our vessels, but during the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver, it no longer does this accurately. The fluid seeps out and collects in the abdomen. The good news is that the fluid can be drained out to make the person more comfortable, but keep in mind that the fluid will return due to the loss of this important protein.
– Edema is the retaining of fluid and swelling in the legs and feet. People in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver tend to retain lots of sodium. Their doctor will put them on a lower sodium diet and give them diuretics to try to flush out the sodium. Sitting in a reclining chair and elevating the feet and legs above heart level may give a person relief from the pressure.
– Loss of appetite People with liver disease tend to experience nausea and lose their appetites. They can take some vitamins and other supplements to help with malnutrition.
– Encephalopathy affects the memory. When the toxins that the liver can no longer handle go into the blood, they can end up in the brain. This leads to confusion, memory loss and other various mental changes. The prescription drug Lactalose can help remove this toxin.
Even after liver failure, a person can continue surviving and thriving. In fact, there are many safe, effective, natural treatments and techniques that can help reverse symptoms of liver cirrhosis. Just because you have been told that you’re in the final stages of cirrhosis of the liver, doesn’t mean you need to give up on life. It can be turned around with a good diet, stress-reducing techniques and natural supplements. You can get your life back starting today.