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How to Treat Liver Disease

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 03:03 PM

Depending on the cause and severity of the liver disease, treatment varies greatly. Certain liver ailments may require long-term medical interventions to control and minimize any complications that arise.

Patients with hepatitis A are encouraged to support their body’s immune system by staying well-hydrated.

Patients should take medications, such as diuretics, to fight encephalopathy and fluid retention, the resultant symptoms of increased ammonia levels in cirrhosis patients.

Patients with cirrhosis and liver failure should control their dietary intake of amino acids and sodium. Furthermore, dietary supplements like milk thistle, alpha-lipoic acid, and selenium can form part of a liver disease treatment regimen.

Liver detoxification, transplants, and surgery may be required in severe cases.

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