Liver Cirrhosis refers to the slowly progressing disease in which the healthy liver tissue is being replaced with scar tissue, eventually preventing the liver from functioning properly. The scar tissue blocks blood flow through the liver thus, slows the processing of nutrients, hormones, drugs, proteins, and other substances made by the liver. Liver Cirrhosis may result from a variety of causes and the most common of which include hepatitits C, fatty liver, and alcohol abuse. Get added support for this serious disease by taking care of your nutritional needs. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
Take under medical supervision: 135 to 215 mg daily. Supplementing with zinc may correct the deficiency common in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and may correct the impaired taste function that people with cirrhosis often experience.
A probiotic preparation called VSL#3, which contains 8 different strains of beneficial bacteria, has been shown to improve the impaired mental and neurological function that is commonly seen in people with cirrhosis.
Under medical supervision: take the Chinese herbal formula shakuyaku-kanzo-to. One trial showed that the Chinese formula shakuyaku-kanzo-to (containing white peony and licorice roots) relieved muscle cramps due to liver cirrhosis.
At least 5 grams daily, up to 0.24 grams per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body weight per day. Under a doctor's supervision, supplementing with branched-chain amino acids may correct an imbalance of amino acids and improve cirrhosis symptoms.