- 1 What is Liver Cirrhosis or Cirrhosis of Liver?
- 2 What are the Symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis?
- 3 What are the Causes of Liver Cirrhosis?
- 4 Liver Cirrhosis Treatment in Homeopathy
- 5 Best Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Liver Cirrhosis
- 6 Homeopathic Remedies for Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
- 7 How to Prevent Liver Cirrhosis?
What is Liver Cirrhosis or Cirrhosis of Liver?
Cirrhosis is a condition that can be described as the degeneration of the cells in the liver. The cells in the liver get damaged and this damage is irreversible with permanent death of cells or liver cell necrosis. It shows that how alcohol abuse or drinking in excess can damage the liver of a person. The liver tissues are replaced with fibrotic scar tissue. These scars tissues make the blood supply to the liver difficult and can lead to improper functioning. Homeopathic remedies for liver cirrhosis stop the further progress of liver damage.
What are the Symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis?
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
- Pain in the area of the liver
- Difficulties processing alcohol and drugs
- Fluid buildup on ankles, feet and legs (Edema)
- Hair loss
- Ascites (fluid accumulation in abdomen)
- Vomiting of blood
- Loss of sex drive
- Muscle cramps
- Nose bleeds
- Urine gets darker
- Memory issues
- Breast enlargement in men
What are the Causes of Liver Cirrhosis?
- Long term alcohol abuse
- Fat accumulation in the liver
- Hepatitis B & C
- Toxic metals
- Genetic diseases
- Blockage of the bile ducts
What are the Complications?
- High Blood Pressure
- Enlargement of the spleen (Splenomegaly)
- Swelling in the legs and abdomen (Edema or Ascites)
- Bone disease
- Increased risk of Liver Cancer
- Liver failure
Liver Cirrhosis Treatment in Homeopathy
You need to understand that what is damaged cannot be reversible or undone but homeopathic mode of treatment can prevent further liver damage. Homeopathy consists of natural remedies which are entirely safe and devoid of side-effects. They also have the ability to improve the general condition of the patients suffering from liver cirrhosis.
The pathological changes that occur in the liver because of cirrhosis are not reversible. Homeopathic remedies are unable to reverse this condition. Therefore, the purpose of using homeopathic medicine for liver cirrhosis is to prevent further damage of the liver and complications occur due to this condition. In this way, they will improve the general condition of the patient as well. Homeopathic medicines for cirrhosis of liver are helpful and give relief to the patients and symptoms related to this condition. It includes loss of appetite, ascites, jaundice, fatigue and vomiting of blood etc.
Best Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Liver Cirrhosis
Cardus Marianus – Best Homeopathic Medicine for Liver Cirrhosis
Cardus Marianus tops the list of homeopathic medicines to cure cirrhosis of liver. It encompasses a wide range of symptoms that can get relief from using it. The first condition that requires its use that is jaundice. In addition, the second one is dropsical gathering of water in abdomen. The next condition is bleeding consequent to liver damage. The patient of Cardus Marianus also experiences liver pain and sensitiveness. This homeopathic remedy is also useful for persons who feel tiredness or fatigue with vomiting and nausea because of liver cirrhosis. Abuse of alcoholic drinks is generally present among people requiring homeopathic medicine Cardus Mar.
Chelidonium, Cardus Marianus & Phosphorus – Homeopathic Remedies for Liver Cirrhosis with Jaundice
Chelidonium, Cardus Mar and Phosphorus are excellent homeopathic medicines for treating jaundice in patients with cirrhosis of liver. Homeopathic medicine Chelidonium works well when there is a pain under the right shoulder blade of the patient with jaundice symptoms. The symptoms of jaundice are yellow skin, yellow or white colored stool, yellow coated tongue and yellow urine. The patient of Chelidonium wants to have extremely hot drinks.
Homeopathic medicine Phosphorus is also helpful when the patient passes the stool of offensive nature. The skin of the patient also appears yellow. The patient of Phosphorus desires for cold drinks which is opposite to Chelidonium.
Cardus Mar gives a natural homeopathic cure when jaundice with bright yellow stool, fluid retention in abdomen and liver is present in liver cirrhosis patients.
Lycopodium – Homeopathic Remedy for Liver Cirrhosis with Sensitive Liver Region
Lycopodium Clavatum is an ideal homeopathic medicine to cure cirrhosis of liver when the liver has atrophied because of longstanding cirrhosis. The region of liver is sensitive. Hepatitis may also present. Dropsical conditions that occur due to liver cirrhosis can be well treated with homeopathic medicine Lycopodium. That is why Lycopodium is one of the best medicines to treat liver damage. It is also an ideal homeopathic medicine for the patient of liver cirrhosis who experiences loss of appetite. The patient eats a small quantity of food and it gives satisfaction. The patient of Lycopodium experiences fullness in abdomen after eating a small quantity of food. In addition, the abdomen is bloated and gas in abdomen are prominent symptoms of this medicine. Lycopodium also gives relief to the patients of liver cirrhosis in general who have become emaciated, lose weight and thin due to the consequences of this condition. The patient also wants to have hot food, hot drinks and sweets. The condition of the patient gets worse after 4pm.
Nux Vomica – Homeopathic Treatment for Cirrhosis of Liver with Long Term Alcohol Abuse
Nux Vomica is a natural and useful homeopathic medicine for liver cirrhosis in patients who have a history of long-term alcohol abuse. These patients generally have been experiencing constipation and chronic acidity. The acidity symptoms are burning in abdomen, heaviness in abdomen after a few hours after meals. In addition, the constipation is also present which is insufficient in nature with a constant desire to pass poop. Nux Vomica also provides relief in soreness or pain in the liver region. The pain that is being experienced by the patient is stitching in nature. The patients of this medicine also want to have highly spicy diet, stimulants such as fat, coffee and alcoholic drinks. The constitutional symptoms of this medicine are irritable nature and mentally angersome, sensitive to external impressions including odour and noise. In addition, he is also sensitive to cold air.
Phosphorus – Homeopathic Remedy for Liver Cirrhosis with Jaundice
Phosphorus is an ideal homeopathic remedy to treat jaundice in patients suffering from liver cirrhosis. The symptoms during jaundice are yellow skin and the passage of stool is very offensive in nature. The patient also experiences utmost weakness after passing the stool. In addition, Phosphorus is a useful homeopathic medicine for vomiting of blood. Phosphorus provides excellent results in cases where the blood appears in the vomits and controls them. Apart from these features, the patient of this medicine desires for cold drinks, ice creams and juices.
Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Cirrhosis of Liver with Fatigue & Weight Loss
Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album works well in cases of liver cirrhosis where the patient feels fatigue as the main symptom. The person feels completely exhausted from doing a little labour. In addition, the patient also keeps on losing weight because of debilitating effects of liver cirrhosis. Arsenicum Album is also suitable for the patients who experience nausea and vomiting of blood. Burning in abdomen is also present with vomiting and it leads to the selection of this medicine. Vomiting follows eating and drinking. The region of the liver becomes painful. Arsenic Album also has the ability to cure ascites or accumulation of fluid in abdomen though the general symptoms of burning in abdomen and fatigue should be there too. The patient also narrates that he/she gets relief from taking warm drinks in addition to the previous symptoms. If the mental picture is to be seen, the prominent symptoms are restlessness, anxiety and fear of death.
Homeopathic Medicine for Liver Cirrhosis with Ascites (Accumulation of Fluid in Abdomen)
Ascites or the gathering of fluid is one of the complications in cirrhosis of liver. Homeopathic remedies Apocynum Cannabinum, Cardus Marianus and Quassia are the best homeopathic medicines to treat Ascites. These homeopathic medicines can be selected for sufferer after taking the characteristic symptoms into account.
When the patient has a bloated abdomen along with a weak and slow pulse homeopathic medicine Apocynum Cannabinum works well. The patient needs this medicine also has increased thirst for water. Pressure in the chest may also present with difficulty in breathing. In addition, intolerance to water and food with immediate ejection in form of vomit also leads to the selection of Apocynum in cases of liver cirrhosis.
Homeopathic medicine Quassia works well when accumulation of fluid or Ascites is present with pain in liver and acidity.
Cardus Mar is an ideal homeopathic medicine for patients who have jaundice or bleeding with Ascites.
Phosphorus & Crotalus Horridus – Homeopathic Remedies for Blood Vomiting in Liver Cirrhosis
The varices of oesophagus results in vomiting of blood. Phosphorus is an ideal homeopathic medicine when vomiting consists of bright red blood. The patient of this medicine may desire for cold drinks. When the blood is blackish or dark colored coffee-like color then homeopathic remedy Crotalus Horridus works well and treats the patient.
Lycopodium Clavatum – Homeopathic Medicine For Cirrhosis of Liver with Loss of Appetite
Lycopodium Clavatum is an ideal homeopathic remedy to treat liver cirrhosis with diminished appetite. The person who needs this medicine gets full after eating even a small quantity of food. Distension and heaviness of abdomen appear from eating a small quantity of food. So, in this case, this medicine not only improves the appetite but also improves the digestive functionality. The person who needs this homeopathic medicine also experiences gas in abdomen.
Homeopathic Remedies for Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Alcohol abuse is one of the main causes of cirrhosis of liver. In homeopathy, there are a number of medicines to treat liver cirrhosis which is followed by alcoholic abuse. Nux Vomica, Cardus Mar, Fluoric Acid and Arsenic Album work well in cases of liver problems. The selection of the ideal homeopathic medicine depends on proper case taking of the person which depends on characteristic individual symptoms.
Hydrastis & Arsenicum Album – Homeopathic Remedies for Weight Loss, Fatigue in Liver Cirrhosis Patients
Arsenicum Album works well in patients of cirrhosis of liver who experience fatigue and weakness from even a little exertion. The patient of this medicine also experiences fear of death, anxiety and restlessness with physical weakness. Homeopathic remedy Hydrastis is also useful medicine for treating liver cirrhosis with excessive tiredness and debility. The muscles of the patient are also exhausted along with a loss of weight. Longstanding constipation is also observed in patients needing homeopathic remedy Hydrastis.
How to Prevent Liver Cirrhosis?
- Do not drink alcohol whether you are suffering from cirrhosis or not
- Reduce the risk of hepatitis (use a condom while having sex, do not share needles)
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight if you are overweight or obese
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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