Re: Can a liver repair itself?
With regard to your frend,that would depend on many many factors espescially the true extent of the specific damage that was done and to what areas.once the cirhosis gets to the point where it is blocking the portal vein and causing all of those nasty symptoms to develop.like vomiting blood? its a bit too late to reverse that part.but if the damage is not too bad,it can regenerate itself to a point.he would really need to see his doc for a full liver workup to know just where he is at as far as damage.
with you,tho your diet isn't all that wonderful,i dont think your liver would be extensively damaged by what you have stated.just switching to like drinking bottled water would be a big big help.all that pop contains alot of phosphates that actually effects the kidneys much more than the liver.this was one big thing we were told that our son needed to stay away from after his liver Tx and he also has polycystic kidney disease,just like i do.try cutting back on the crappy food and turn to things that are a bit more healthy once in a while.junl food wont cause you real liver damage but it does not really help it either.you know what I mean?
just have your freind see his doc about the liver function tests and if he needs to address any sort of possible alcoholism issues he really needs to discuss this with his doc as well.If he does not stop drinking,it will almost certainly cause him major liver issues at some point.The human body can only take so much abuse and will then show itself.good luck to both of you.Marcia