Cirrhosis is a chronic disease that could completely damage the liver. It is caused by different forms of disease and lifestyle pattern such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism. Whenever the liver is injured, it automatically tries to repair itself. During this process, it forms scars. In the cirrhosis stage, the… ...Read more
Cirrhosis is a chronic disease that could completely damage the liver. It is caused by different forms of disease and lifestyle pattern such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism.Whenever the liver is injured, it automatically tries to repair itself. During this process, it forms scars. In the cirrhosis stage, the scars increase and disturb the liver function. The damages done by the liver are irrevocable. Only an early diagnosis of the disease can help in reverting it.Cirrhosis can cause:
Skin and eyes discoloration ( jaundice)
It can also kill the sex drive in men or lead to breast enlargement (in men).
People who are at risk of developing cirrhosis include:
Those who consume too much alcohol
Those with viral hepatitis
Preventing Cirrhosis With A Healthy LifestylePreventing the disease is all about incorporating a healthy life habit. Here are a few ways to care for your liver:Diet guidelines:
Stop drinking alcohol if you have the disease: Alcohol is a big-time liver enemy. It is the leading cause of liver damage.
Eat healthy: Always choose a carb-based diet such as fruits and vegetables.
Avoid junk and processed foods
Always eat your breakfast and dinner at the right time.
Choose lean and whole grain as your protein source.
Maintain a healthy weight: Always stay conscious of your weight because body fats may destroy the liver.Reduce your chances of having hepatitis B: Avoid having unprotected sex with your partner. Better still; know the sexual status of your partner before beginning a sexual relationship.Avoid stress: Do you know that stress affects liver health? Always find time to unwind and relieve yourself of stress. It helps.Regular exercise: As with all other organs, your liver also enjoys the benefits of exercise. Regularly exercising reduces the chances of fat development in your life.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, Motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done pathbreaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.”According to her, the main cause of Cirrhosis is: Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred.One of the ways of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Her affirmation for healing Cirrhosis is: My mind is clean and free. I leave the past and move into the new. All is well.Read less