Liver Fibrosis

Liver Fibrosis is a condition in which there is accumulation of excessive scar tissues in the liver. It might occur as a response to a severe injury caused by a viral infection or any liver disease. As the liver tries to repair itself from the existing damage, it disrupts the normal tissue and leads to formation of fibrous tissue.

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What is Liver Fibrosis??

In the initial stages of liver fibrosis, the symptoms are not very visible. So, there is a high chance that it might go undiagnosed and might progress further to cirrhosis. Thus, early diagnosis and management is extremely important to stop further progression of fibrosis and prevent the risks associated with it.

What are the most common causes of liver fibrosis?

Chronic Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C viruses are major contributors to liver fibrosis. Persistent infection with these viruses can lead to chronic inflammation, triggering fibrosis over time.

Alcohol Consumption: Excessive and prolonged alcohol consumption is a well-known cause of liver fibrosis. It can lead to alcoholic liver disease, causing inflammation and scarring.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome can contribute to the development of NAFLD, a condition where excess fat accumulates in the liver, leading to inflammation and fibrosis.

Autoimmune Hepatitis: In autoimmune hepatitis, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks liver cells, causing inflammation and, if left untreated, leading to fibrosis.

Toxic Exposures: Exposure to certain toxins, industrial chemicals, and drugs can damage liver cells and trigger fibrosis.

Repeated Liver Infections: Multiple bouts of liver infections, especially if left untreated, can contribute to ongoing inflammation and scarring.

Cystic Fibrosis: Individuals with cystic fibrosis may develop liver complications, including fibrosis, due to abnormal bile flow.

Hepatotoxic Drugs: Certain medications and drugs, when taken in excess or over extended periods, can cause liver damage and fibrosis.

Other causes of Liver Fibrosis

Iron Overload (Hemochromatosis): Conditions causing excess iron accumulation in the liver, such as hereditary hemochromatosis, can result in liver damage and fibrosis.

Wilson's Disease: This rare genetic disorder leads to the accumulation of copper in the liver, causing inflammation and potentially resulting in fibrosis.

Schistosomiasis: Infections with the parasitic worm Schistosoma, common in certain regions, can cause liver fibrosis over time.

Genetic Factors: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to liver diseases that can lead to fibrosis.

Biliary Cirrhosis: Conditions affecting the bile ducts, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, can lead to liver fibrosis over time.

Common symptoms of liver Fibrosis

Abdominal Pain: Discomfort or pain in the upper right side of the abdomen may be indicative of liver fibrosis.

Swelling in the Abdomen (Ascites): Fluid retention in the abdomen can lead to swelling and a feeling of heaviness.

Easy Bruising and Bleeding: Liver fibrosis can affect blood clotting, resulting in easy bruising and prolonged bleeding.

Spider Angiomas: The appearance of spider-like blood vessels on the skin, particularly on the upper body.

Itchy Skin: Pruritus or persistent itching can be a symptom of liver dysfunction.

Dark Colored Urine: The urine may appear dark or tea-colored due to the presence of bilirubin.

Pale-Colored Stools: Light-colored or pale stools may indicate problems with bile production and flow.

Loss of Appetite: A diminished desire to eat, leading to unintentional weight loss.

Fluid Retention in Legs (Edema): Swelling in the legs and ankles due to fluid retention.

Enlarged Liver or Spleen: An enlarged liver or spleen may be palpable during a physical examination.

Ayurvedic treatment for Liver Fibrosis

At SRIAAS, the ayurvedic approach to treat liver fibrosis focuses on working on the dietary habits of the individual. It encompasses factors like suboptimal diet, exposure to toxins, and alcohol consumption. For our experts, the initial therapeutic strategy pertains to dietary changes. This is complemented by detoxification using a combination of uniquely designed herbal medicines. SRIAAS doctors, goes beyond merely treating liver disorders, we are focused to promote healing of liver and overall well-being. We achieve this by improving overall digestion and restoring bodily functions.

Going beyond the conventional scope of liver disorder treatment, our commitment extends to fostering holistic well-being. We achieve this by optimizing overall digestion and restoring essential bodily functions. In essence, our approach transcends the mere alleviation of fibrosis symptoms; we diligently identify and treat the root cause, ensuring a comprehensive enhancement of an individual's overall health and well-being.

FAQs about liver Fibrosis
1 What are the toxins that damage the liver?

There are various over the counter medicines that damage the liver cells. These include various pain killers, antipyretics, etc. that can severely affect your liver.

2 Can liver fibrosis be reversed?

Reversal of fibrosis depends on the severity of the damage. Also, the amount of care and the lifestyle changes decides this. Proper diet, regular exercise and sleep helps a lot.

3 What is the main cause of hepatitis?

Hepatitis occurs due to infection by hepatitis virus. These viruses infect and inflame the liver cells and can lead to accumulation of fibrous tissues. These along with toxins and unhealthy food speed up the process of liver damage.