Liver Problems is a general term that refers to any condition affecting your liver. These conditions may develop for different reasons, but they can all damage your liver and affect its function.
Your liver is a vital organ that performs hundreds of tasks related to metabolism, energy storage, and waste filtering. It helps you digest food, convert it to energy, and store the energy until you need it. It also helps filter toxic substances out of your bloodstream.
Liver disease symptoms vary, depending on the underlying cause. It’s also possible for someone to have liver disease and not have any symptoms at all.
- These include:
- yellowish skin and eyes, known as jaundice
- pale, bloody, or black stools
- enlarged stomach due to ascites, which may make it uncomfortable to lie down or eat
- encephalopathy, a brain issue resulting in marked changes in mood, sleep, and cognition
COMMON LIVER PROBLEMS
Many conditions can affect your liver. Here’s a look at some of the main ones.
- Hepatitis is defined as an inflammation of the liver. When that inflammation is caused by a virus, it’s referred to as viral hepatitis. Hepatitis can cause liver damage, making it difficult for your liver to function as it should.
- Five types of hepatitis include:
- Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is typically spread through contact with contaminated food or water. Symptoms may clear up without treatment, but recovery can take a few weeks.
- Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B infection becomes chronic, meaning it lasts more than six months. Most adults with hepatitis B recover fully, even if their signs and symptoms are severe. Infants and children are more likely to develop a chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B infection.
- Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C can also be acute or chronic. It’s often spread through contact with blood from someone with hepatitis C. While it often doesn’t cause symptoms in its early stages, it can lead to permanent liver damage in its later stages.
- Hepatitis D. This is a serious form of hepatitis that only develops in people with hepatitis B — it can’t be contracted on its own. It can also be either acute or chronic.
- Hepatitis E. Hepatitis E is usually caused by drinking contaminated water. Generally, it clears up on its own within a few weeks without any lasting complications.
2) FATTY LIVER DISEASE
There are two types of fatty liver disease. These two types can manifest alone, or they can overlap:
- alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is caused by heavy alcohol consumption
- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is caused by other factors experts are still trying to understand
Without management, both types of fatty liver disease can cause liver damage, leading to cirrhosis and liver failure. Diet and other lifestyle changes can often improve symptoms and lower your risk of complications.
3) AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS
Autoimmune conditions involve your immune system mistakenly attacking healthy cells in your body. Several autoimmune conditions involve your immune system attacking cells in your liver, including:
- Autoimmune hepatitis. This condition causes your immune system to attack your liver, resulting in inflammation. Without treatment, it can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
- Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). This results from damage to the bile ducts in your liver, causing a buildup of bile. PBC can eventually lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis. This inflammatory condition causes gradual damage to your bile ducts. They eventually become blocked, causing bile to build up in your liver. This can lead to cirrhosis or liver failure.
4) GENETIC CONDITIONS
- Several genetic conditions, which you inherit from one of your parents, can also affect your liver:
- Hemochromatosis causes your body to store more iron than it needs. This iron remains in your organs, including your liver. This can lead to damage over a long period of time if not managed.
- Wilson’s disease causes your liver to absorb copper instead of releasing it into your bile ducts. Eventually, your liver may become too damaged to store more copper, allowing it to travel through your bloodstream and damage other parts of your body, including your brain.
- Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency occurs when your liver can’t make enough alpha-1 antitrypsin, a protein that helps prevent enzyme breakdowns throughout your body. This condition can cause lung disease as well as liver disease. There’s no cure, but treatment can help.
5) DRUG_ INDUCED LIVER DISEASE
- It’s possible to damage your liver by overexposing it to certain drugs and supplements,Many times, this damage can be reversed once you stop taking the drug. But if it continues, the damage can become chronic.
- Liver cancer first develops in your liver. If cancer starts elsewhere in the body but spreads to the liver, it’s called secondary liver cancer.
- The most common type of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma. It tends to develop as several small spots of cancer in your liver, though it can also start as a single tumor.
- Complications of other liver diseases, especially those that aren’t treated, may contribute to the development of liver cancer.
- Cirrhosis refers to scarring that result from liver diseases and other causes of liver damage, such as alcohol use disorder.
- liver can regenerate in response to damage, but this process usually results in the development of scar tissue. The more scar tissue that develops, the harder it is for your liver to function properly.
- In its early stages, cirrhosis is often treatable by addressing the underlying cause. But without management, it can lead to other complications and become life threatening.
8) LIVER FAILURE
Chronic liver failure typically happens when a significant part of your liver is damaged and can’t function properly. Generally, liver failure related to liver disease and cirrhosis happens slowly. You may not have any symptoms at first. But over time, you might start to notice:
- fatigue and weakness
Risk factors include:
- sharing needles
- getting a tattoo or body piercing with nonsterile needles
- having a job where you’re exposed to blood and other bodily fluids
- having sex without using protection against sexually transmitted infections
- living with diabetes or high cholesterol
- having a family history of liver disease
- living with extra weight
- being exposed to toxins or pesticides
- taking certain supplements or herbs, especially in large amounts
- mixing certain medications with alcohol
- taking more than the recommended dose of certain medication
While not all liver disease or damage can be prevented, lifestyle choices can make a big difference when it comes to keeping your liver healthy. Like the risk factors above, many of the methods around prevention involve dietary decisions and physical activity.
- eating a nutritious diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains
- increasing physical activity
- limiting alcohol
- avoiding smoking and using drugs
- maintaining a moderate weight
- interacting cautiously with toxic chemicals like aerosol cleaners, bug sprays, and other cleaning products
DAD AYURVEDA MANAGEMENT FOR LIVER PROBLEMS
Ayurvedic Remedies For Fatty Liver
1. DAD Live-Care:
This is one of the best overall Ayurvedic remedies for liver. Some of the symptoms where DAD Live-Care may work are as follows:
- Pain in the upper right abdomen
- Enlargement of liver
- Jaundice along with fatty liver
- Feeling excessively weak
- Craving for hot drinks and hot foods
If you are obese or fairly overweight and suffer from liver problems, Calcarea carbonica can be very effective in treating the symptoms.
- yearning for eggs
- profuse sweating, and sensitivity to air
2. Sumedha Brain Boost Tea:
Effective Ayurvedic medicine for liver as one of the major reason for developing a fatty liver is alcoholism.
- While drinking moderate amounts of alcohol isn’t harmful, the tendency to drink very regularly will lead to fatty liver disease. I
- Pain in the abdomen, especially a few hours after eating.
- Constipation with cravings for fatty and spicy food.
- Sumedha Brain Boost Tea is thus prescribed in these conditions.
Liver has many symptoms, which may manifest differently in different people.
- indigestion and sour belching.
- Your liver area may be painful and you may also vomit.
- You may constantly crave for foods such as ice-creams, juices, and cold drinks. Weak after passing stool.
- Phosphorus is a great Ayurvedic remedy in such cases of liver problem
3. DAD Ulcer-Care:
This Ayurvedic medication is very effective in treating liver disease
- gastric issues and acidity You may have symptoms like
- Bloating of the stomach, burning of the esophagus when belching or burping pain in the upper right abdomen.
- Cravings for hot drinks and sweets.
Ayurveda is the science of healing which is very effective in treating both acute and chronic liver problems. Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to healing. This medicine are deep acting and have no side effects on the body. It do not suppress the disease and its symptoms.
In fact, they attack the disorder at the root and set off the body’s own restorative processes, making it strong enough to completely eradicate the disease. Suppressing the disease process makes it stubborn. Once the body’s own immune system is strengthened, it prevents further recurrence of the disease.
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