Things That Long-Term Liver Patients Should Be Aware Of

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Liver disease is often complicated. If you do not change your eating habits and lifestyle can be a big danger.

In general, liver disease can be divided into two types, short-term liver disease (acute hepatitis) and long-term liver disease (chronic liver disease).

Dhaka Medical College Hospital Liver Department Associate Professor and Head of the Department. Farooq Ahmed.

Short-term liver disease is usually caused by infection with the contaminated waterborne virus (hepatitis A, E), which can last up to four to six weeks.

At this time the patient’s eyes, urine and body turn yellow and there is loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, physical weakness; If more problems occur, hospitalization is required. Patients with this short-term liver disease need to take small meals frequently.

One of the causes of chronic liver disease or chronic hepatitis is hepatitis B, C infection, fatty liver disease, alcohol or alcoholism. Infected people usually suffer from liver inflammation and fibrosis.

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During this time the liver continues to function normally despite being damaged. Inflammation and fibrosis of the liver last for 10 to 20 years and at one stage numerous lumps form in the liver.Which is called liver cirrhosis. In this condition the function of the liver decreases and blood circulation is obstructed. People with cirrhosis of the liver can lead a relatively normal life despite their physical weakness.

One of the complications of liver cirrhosis is watery stomach, watery legs, brain dysfunction, kidney problems, chronic jaundice, vomiting, etc. If these complications occur, it can be called Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis or the last stage of liver cirrhosis.

For people with fatty liver disease or fatty liver, it is better and more convenient to have occasional starvation or intermittent fasting which helps them to reduce their liver fat and body weight. Besides, it is recommended to pay attention to regular exercise and diet.

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It is better for such patients not to take extra sweet or sugary foods. Fruit and vegetable foods, water, beverages, adequate amounts of sugars (bread, rice, chira, muri) etc. and non-vegetarian (fish, gosht etc.) should be taken. Oil-fried, spicy foods, outside open foods and drinks should be avoided

 

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