Liver Diseases

  • Mighty Liver — Largest organ in the human body (about the size of a football) & the 2nd biggest organ next to skin
  • Majestic Liver — At least 500 distinct functions in our body are carried out by the liver
  • 3 most important roles of liver include food digestion, energy storage & detoxification (removes poisons)
  • At its fullest, the liver holds approximately 10% of the blood in your body, & pumps nearly 1.5 litres through itself per minute
  • You should be so aware with the slightest of the liver symptoms because many liver conditions from hepatitis to cirrhosis are symptomless in the early stages
  • Only organ that can completely regenerate — If 75% of your liver were removed, that 25% left could regenerate a full sized liver within few days
  • Infections like Hepatitis A, B & C
  • Autoimmune liver diseases — Autoimmune hepatitis; Primary biliary cholangitis; Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Genetics — Hemochromatosis; Wilson’s disease; Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency
  • Cancer & other growths — Liver cancer; Bile duct cancer; Liver adenoma
  • Accumulation  of fat in the liver (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)
Risk factors
  • Chronic & heavy alcohol abuse — Cirrhosis
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Tattoos / body piercings
  • Injecting drugs using shared needles
  • Exposure to other people’s blood & body fluids
  • Unprotected sex
  • Exposure to certain chemicals / toxins
What are the signs & symptoms of liver diseases?
Liver disease doesn’t always cause noticeable signs & symptoms. If signs & symptoms do occur, they may include:
  • Skin & eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain & swelling
  • Swelling in the legs & ankles
  • Itchy skin
  • Changes in colour of urine & stool
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tendency to bruise easily
Homeopathy is extremely effective in management of large variety of liver diseases.
How are liver diseases diagnosed?
  • Liver function tests (LFTs)
  • Complete blood count test (CBC)
  • Imaging tests — CT, MRI, Ultrasound etc.,
  • Liver biopsy
What are the advantages of homeopathic medicines over allopathic treatment?
 
Allopathic treatment
Possible side-effects of allopathic treatment
Advantages of homeopathy
Antibiotics & antivirals
  • Severe watery diarrhoea
  • Allergic reactions — Rash, shortness of breath, & swelling of the lips / tongue
  • Yellowing of skin / eyes
  • Minimum dosage
  • Natural & safe
  • No side-effects
  • No toxicity
Steroids
  • Increases the risk of infections as they are immunosuppressive
  • Increases both blood sugar & blood pressure
  • Increases the risk of bone fractures in old age
  • Tissue salts enhance mineral & vitamin absorption in the liver
  • Boosts the immunity
  • Doesn’t alter blood sugar & blood pressure levels
  • Minimises the risk of fractures
Surgical interventions (Hepatic resection, shunt procedures, & liver transplantation)
  • High chance of recurrence
  • Invasive
  • Expensive
  • Increases the risk of infections
  • Low chance of recurrence
  • Easy to administer natural oral medicines
  • Affordable & saves your time
  • No Improves the overall health
* Treatment results may vary from person to person
Treatment at Drs Homeo International
 
Identify root causes
Natural medicines
Guidance for life-style modifications
  • Infections
  • Autoimmune liver diseases
  • Genetics
  • Cancer & other growths
  • Fatt liver
  • Heavy alcohol abuse
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Tattoos / body piercings
  • Shared needles
  • Unprotected sex
 
Mindfulness — Consulting a doctor
in the early stages helps to keep the
disease arrested & in almost all cases improvement is seen to an extent where disease becomes completely undetectable
Natural medicines:
  • Minimises the usage of antibiotics & antivirals
  • Tissue salts enhance the mineral & vitamin absorption that promotes the liver function & health
  • Protects liver cells from damage
  • Stimulates the growth of new liver cells
  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Improves the blood flow from liver
  • Controls the progression of the liver disease
  • Low relapse rate
Eat / drink / take:
  • Fiber rich — Fruits, vegetables, & grains
  • Fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • More water & beverages like coffee, green tea, beetroot juice etc.,
  • Take 1 tsp per day of olive oil
Limit:
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar & salt
  • Fat — Fried foods, sweets, fast foods etc.,
Avoid:
  • Smoking
  • Chronic use of drugs like steroids, inhalants, heroin etc.,
  • Combination of alcohol & medication
Vitamins & supplements
  • 400 mg of vitamin E
  • 4 gm of BCAA in water at bedtime
  • Fish oil capsules
Regular moderate exercise is very important
*** Constitutional homeopathic treatment, along with the lifestyle changes, can work wonders in treating liver diseases & control the symptoms
** Diet & life-style medication are the cornerstone in prevention & treatment of liver disease
* Homeopathy is often given in conjunction with conventional medicines as most of the patients try homeopathy in the advanced stages, so a total cure is very difficult
At Drs Homeo International Homeo, we have treated liver disease patients effectively with a success rate of 96%. Pie diagram — Cured (96%); No significant change (3%); No change at all (1%)
How can we prevent liver diseases?
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Avoid risky behavior — Use a condom during sex. If you choose to have tattoos or body piercings, be picky about cleanliness & safety when selecting a shop
  • Get vaccinated for hepatitis A & B
  • Be careful about drug interactions — Take prescription & nonprescription drugs only when needed & only in recommended doses. Don’t mix medications & alcohol
  • Avoid contact with other people’s blood & body fluids
  • Keep your food safe — Wash your hands thoroughly before eating / preparing foods
  • Take care with aerosol sprays — Make sure to use these products in a well-ventilated area, & wear a mask when spraying insecticides, fungicides, paint & other toxic chemicals
  • Protect your skin — Wear gloves, long sleeves, a hat & a mask so that chemicals aren’t absorbed through your skin when using insecticides & other toxic chemicals,
  • Maintain a balanced weight — Obesity can cause fatty liver disease

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