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Old 03-15-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
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Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

Please excuse my ignorance on this topic. If someone has cirrhosis due to alcohol, can the progression be stopped by simply removing the source of irritation? In this case, if the person stops drinking alchol, will it halt or even reverse the damage?

 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

The damage can be halted to some degree but never reversed

 
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Old 03-18-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

Actually the damage can be reversed. My sister had it and they told her that if the damage was not so bad the liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself. Unfortunately my sister's damage was so bad that she needed a liver transplant which she received. Thank god!
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Old 03-19-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

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Originally Posted by MadScientist
Please excuse my ignorance on this topic. If someone has cirrhosis due to alcohol, can the progression be stopped by simply removing the source of irritation? In this case, if the person stops drinking alchol, will it halt or even reverse the damage?

please read this site about liver regeneration..Lisa

[url]http://www.health-essentials.info/science/rejuv.html[/url]

 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:21 AM   #5
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

If a piece of liver is removed the remaining liver will regenerate (the liver is certainly not the only organ that can do this) but the essential problem with cirrhosis is that the architecture of the liver tissue is distorted with scar tissue so regeneration is impossible. It is possible for liver function to improve tho.

 
Old 04-02-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

The liver is very tough, had a step-father that obtained big abscesses(due to many years of predisone use because of rheumatory athritis) on the liver, plus drank very bad, one night a top rated hospital told him he was going to die that night, he is still living, he has quit drinking had the abscess drained and his liver has almost healed itself, that is one tough organ!

 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:43 PM   #7
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Re: Can Cirrhosis Be Stopped?

Does anyone know how much of the liver must be functioning to maintain life. My doctor told me I have about 5 years left until my liver dies unless I receive a transplant. I have only had symptions ie, jaundice, varicies, once and that was two years ago. I feel fine-except for abdominal swelling.

 
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