Patient Comments: Cirrhosis of The Liver - Treatments

What treatments did you receive for cirrhosis of the liver?

Comment from: DM, (Patient) Published: October 22

Cryptogenic cirrhosis of liver with acute GAVE (gastric antral vascular ectasia); that's my disease. I never tasted alcohol and am a pure vegetarian. Always been a goody two shoes. I have already undergone 8 APC (argon plasma coagulation) and several blood transfusions during the two years it was detected. The questions I ask myself why me! The pain some days is unbearable.

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Comment from: BelieverNow, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: July 15

My father was diagnosed with cirrhotic liver recently, with hepatitis C. No alcohol all his life. He tried Ayurvedic medicines and noticed immediate improvement. His stools became normal, he has more energy in getting up, improved AST/ALT levels etc. He also takes milk thistle 3 capsules a day (200 mg each). But, it was more after Ayurvedic medicine that he noticed physical improvement. He takes Sarvkalp Kwath and Totla Kwath daily twice a day on empty stomach. In addition, he takes pills of Punarnavadi Mandur and Udaramrit Vati. His doctor was surprised with results and asked him to continue with whatever he was doing. Thanks to Mother Nature that provides all needed for wellbeing.

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Comment from: Jackie4867, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I am currently undergoing treatment to control my immune system with Imuran, Entocort (I became very ill with prednisone), ursodiol ,Welchol to breakdown the fats and cholesterol, nadolol to control the hypertension in the portal vein, and Xifican to prevent the ammonia build up, and Prilosec to control the acids. It is definitely a struggle to take that many pills a day but it seems to be working in stabilizing the cirrhosis.

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Comment from: Farrukh Hyder, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 08

I was a chronic patient of hepatitis C then suddenly suffered from hematemesis (blood vomiting and dark black motions). Bandings were made in emergency and I luckily survived. Just 2 years back lab diagnosis declared me a patient of cirrhosis. I am now cured from hepatitis C and became to some extent healthier but cirrhosis exists. I take sodium and fat free diet now. I feel normal but get exhausted quickly while working for long.

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Comment from: Leo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I have cirrhosis and I refute the statement that we are terminally ill! I stopped drinking and smoking two years ago. I eat well, I exercise gently and I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. I also look younger and feel good apart from occasional fatigue. Two years ago I was dying. Don't be afraid, stop drinking, start living, the panic will pass, and you will be proud of yourself.

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Comment from: StupidGirl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I'm scared, my blood work came back with high liver enzymes and low white blood cell count. I do drink too much but I never thought I was an alcoholic. I don't drink every day, but often drink to excess. I feel fine. I never get a cold, flu, and I have no pain or bloating. I would never have known of liver cirrhosis if not for the blood test. I go for my second blood work in 2 weeks and my liver ultrasound in 4 weeks. I've quit drinking, I always eat healthy, but will be eating even healthier.

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