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Liver Cirrhosis, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases

Liver Cirrhosis, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases

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Liver Cirrhosis, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases

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Dec 19, 2014
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9781310307881
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Liver Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease
Where the normal liver tissue is scarred and decreased
This can lead to loss of liver function
The main cause is alcohol consumption

This is followed by Liver infection
Sometimes there is biliary obstruction
Caused by gallstones and cholecystitis
Sometimes it is caused by biliary cholangitis

Scarring of liver tissue can cause loss of function
You may have loss of appetite and biliary congestion
With jaundice, shrunken liver and tea colored urine
There may be nausea and vomiting

Treatment is to avoid all things alcoholic
With infections treat with antibiotics
A fat and alcohol free diet is of great importance
If all fail you may need a liver transplantation.

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Liver Cirrhosis

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. Treatment of Liver Cirrhosis:

a. A healthy fat free diet is needed as energy use in cirrhosis is high
b. Close monitoring of the liver function is important.
c. Antibiotics will be prescribed for infections,
d. Antihistamines can help with itching.
e. Laxatives such as lactulose decrease risk of constipation

f. Treating alcoholism
Alcoholic cirrhosis caused by alcoholism is treated by abstaining from alcohol.

g. Treatment for hepatitis-related cirrhosis involves medications to treat the different types of hepatitis, such as:

a. Interferon for viral hepatitis
b. Corticosteroids for autoimmune hepatitis.

h. Cirrhosis caused by Wilson's disease in which copper builds up in organs is treated with chelation therapy (e.g. penicillamine)

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21⁄2 hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis is a common cause of admission to hospitals especially in patients who consumes excessive alcohol.

There are very few patients with liver cirrhosis who comes to see family doctors.

Most patients with liver cirrhosis have more serious complaints such as jaundice, nausea, vomiting and loss of weight are mainly admitted to hospital for treatment.

Few family doctors are willing to treat potentially dangerously ill patients when they can be more safely treated in the hospital.

Liver Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease where the normal liver tissue is replaced by bands of fibrous scar tissue separating nodules of regenerated liver cells resulting in gradual loss of liver function.

The main causes of Liver Cirrhosis are:

1. Chronic alcoholism:

Alcohol tends to block the normal metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates leaving toxic material behind which can injure the liver and ends in liver cirrhosis.

2. Hepatitis C virus infection:

Chronic hepatitis c viral infection causes inflammation of the liver which over the years can damage the liver and le

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Dec 19, 2014
ISBN:
9781310307881
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Medical doctor since 1972.Started Kee Clinic in 1974 at 15 Holland Dr #03-102, relocated to 36 Holland Dr #01-10 in 2009.Did my M.Sc (Health Management ) in 1991 and Ph.D (Healthcare Administration) in 1993.Dr Kenneth Kee is still working as a family doctor at the age of 70.However he has reduced his consultation hours to 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours inthe afternoon.He first started writing free blogs on medical disorders seen in the clinic in 2007 on http://kennethkee.blogspot.com.His purpose in writing these simple guides was for the health education of his patients which is also his dissertation for his Ph.D (Healthcare Administration). He then wrote an autobiography account of his journey as a medical student to family doctor on his other blog http://afamilydoctorstale.blogspot.comThis autobiography account “A Family Doctor’s Tale” was combined with his early “A Simple Guide to Medical Disorders” into a new Wordpress Blog “A Family Doctor’s Tale” on http://ken-med.com.From which many free articles from the blog was taken and put together into 1000 eBooks.He apologized for typos and spelling mistakes in his earlier books.He will endeavor to improve the writing in futures.Some people have complained that the simple guides are too simple.For their information they are made simple in order to educate the patients.The later books go into more details of medical disorders.He has published 1000 eBooks on various subjects on health, 1 autobiography of his medical journey, another on the autobiography of a Cancer survivor, 2 children stories and one how to study for his nephew and grand-daughter.The purpose of these simple guides is to educate patient on health disorders and not meant as textbooks.He does not do any night duty since 2000 ever since Dr Tan had his second stroke.His clinic is now relocated to the Buona Vista Community Centre.The 2 units of his original clinic are being demolished to make way for a new Shopping Mall.He is now doing some blogging and internet surfing (bulletin boards since the 1980's) startingwith the Apple computer and going to PC.The entire PC is upgraded by himself from XT to the present Pentium duo core.The present Intel i7 CPU is out of reach at the moment because the CPU is still expensive.He is also into DIY changing his own toilet cistern and other electric appliance.His hunger for knowledge has not abated and he is a lifelong learner.The children have all grown up and there are 2 grandchildren who are even more technically advanced than the grandfather where mobile phones are concerned.This book is taken from some of the many articles in his blog (now with 740 posts) A Family Doctor’s Tale.Dr Kee is the author of:"A Family Doctor's Tale""Life Lessons Learned From The Study And Practice Of Medicine""Case Notes From A Family Doctor"

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Liver Cirrhosis, A Simple Guide To The Condition, Treatment And Related Diseases - Kenneth Kee

Liver Cirrhosis

A

Simple

Guide

To

The Condition,

Treatment

And

Related Diseases

by

Dr Kenneth Kee

M.B., B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)

Copyright Kenneth Kee 2014 Smashwords Edition

Published By Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com

Dedication

This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin

This book describes the condition Liver Cirrhosis, Treatment and the Related Diseases such as Alcoholism, Hepatitis, Ascites, Fatty Liver, Tumors and other Diseases which are seen in some of my patients in my Family Clinic.

This eBook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This eBook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each reader.

If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.

Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

Introduction

Ode to Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease

Where the normal liver tissue is scarred and decreased

This can lead to loss of liver function

The main cause is alcohol consumption

This is followed by Liver infection

Sometimes there is biliary obstruction

Caused by gallstones and cholecystitis

Sometimes it is caused by biliary cholangitis

Scarring of liver tissue can cause loss of function

You may have loss of appetite and biliary congestion

With jaundice, shrunken liver and tea colored urine

There may be nausea and vomiting

Treatment is to avoid all things alcoholic

With infections treat with antibiotics

A fat and alcohol free diet is of great importance

If all fail you may need a liver transplantation.

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Liver Cirrhosis

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. Treatment of Liver Cirrhosis:

a. A healthy fat free diet is needed as energy use in cirrhosis is high

b. Close monitoring of the liver function is important.

c. Antibiotics will be prescribed for infections,

d. Antihistamines can help with itching.

e. Laxatives such as lactulose decrease risk of constipation

f. Treating alcoholism

Alcoholic cirrhosis caused by alcoholism is treated by abstaining from alcohol.

g. Treatment for hepatitis-related cirrhosis involves medications to treat the different types of hepatitis, such as:

a. Interferon for viral hepatitis

b. Corticosteroids for autoimmune hepatitis.

h. Cirrhosis caused by Wilson's disease in which copper builds up in organs is treated with chelation therapy (e.g. penicillamine)

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Chapter 1

Liver Cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis is a common cause of admission to hospitals especially in patients who consumes excessive alcohol.

There are very few patients with liver cirrhosis who comes to see family doctors.

Most patients with liver cirrhosis have more serious complaints such as jaundice, nausea, vomiting and loss of weight are mainly admitted to hospital for treatment.

Few family doctors are willing to treat potentially dangerously ill patients

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