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Cirrhosis in TCM

TCM treatment for cirrhosisCirrhosis is a chronic, progressive or diffuse hepatic disease induced by one or various causes. Its pathological features are extensive necrosis and degeneration of the hepatic cells, diffuse proliferation of fibrous tissue and formation of regenerated nodule, structural destruction of hepatic lobules and blood vessels, which lead to gradual degeneration and cirrhosis of the liver, i.e., hepatocirrhosis. At the early stage, the disease may be symptomless; while at the later stage, hypofunction of the liver, portal hypertension and involvement of various systems may be manifested.

This disease usually occurs in young adults between the age of 20-50, and is more common in males. Infectious hepatitis and parasitization in some districts are common causes of this disease. Chronic alcoholism, malnutrition, chemicals and toxic substance, hereditary and metabolic diseases are also responsible. Moreover, the cause is unknown in some cases.

Clinically, the cases during compensatory phase of hepatic function may be included in the categories of "xie tong" (hypochondriac pain) and "ji ju" (abdominal mass) in TCM; while those during decompensatory phase are similar to "gu zhang"(tympanites) in TCM. The pathogenesis is invasion of exogenous seasonal pathogens, excessive drinking, contaminated food or emotional upset, which result in damage of the liver and spleen and stagnation of qi and blood. The kidney is also involved in longstanding cases, which causes failure of qi to discharge water and retention of water in the interior.

For patients who have already progressed into the de-compensated phase, traditional Chinese medicine can manage the relevant complications and try to reverse the de-compensated phase back to the compensated phase. For these who are ready and waiting for a liver transplant, Chinese herbal treatment can keep these patients in the best condition before receiving the liver transplant. TCM is also the best option for these not suitable for a liver transplant and improve their symptoms and life quality.

Adjuvant Treatment

Special Hints for Your Diet in TCM
Traditional Chinese medicine is a fantastic art of healing. TCM doctors use not only herbal medicines for treating diseases, but also they pay close attention to the patient's diet. In TCM, it's required that a patient should have a proper diet during the whole course of treatment. A perfect TCM prescription together with a proper diet can make you recover from the disease as soon as possible. Following is our suggestions on your diet.
Foods fit to eat
1. It is suggested the sufferers should eat foods rich in minerals and vitamin.
2. It is suggested the sufferers should eat foods with high protein.
3. It is suggested the sufferers should eat more high calorie foods.
Foods that are useful for you: fish, beaf, soya-bean milk, leaf vegetable.
Foods unfit to eat
1. Please don't eat spicy or irritant foods.
2. Please try to avoid fatty foods.
3. Please try to avoid stimulant foods.
Foods that might do harm to you: can, animal fat, pickles, pepper, spirits.
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