Manage Your Liver
Q:

Liver Fibrosis: Avoiding and preventing the worsening of liver inflammation is the key!

Liver Fibrosis: Avoiding and preventing the worsening of liver inflammation is the key!
A:

Liver fibrosis is a condition that occurs in many chronic liver diseases. It is usually caused by long term inflammation and damage to liver cells. Some of the common causes of liver inflammation are: Chronic hepatitis B/C, fatty liver disease, alcohol abuse, drug toxicity liver damage, etc. Liver fibrosis can be classified into five different levels, denoted as: F0, F1, F2, F3 and F4. F0 means that the liver cells are normal with no fibrotic tissues; a higher number indicates a higher level of fibrosis of the liver, with F4 representing cirrhosis. [1]

 

In Western medicine, liver fibrosis is a consequence of long-term damage to liver cells, it is thought to be a passive and irreversible process. At present, there is no medicine that can directly treat liver fibrosis or cirrhosis. Also, as the fibrotic tissues and damaged liver cells are usually distributed throughout the liver, it is not possible to remove the affected parts of the liver by surgery. 

 

Due to the lack of treatment options, doctors generally recommend patients to improve their lifestyle, or to treat the cause (e.g. chronic hepatitis, fatty liver, NASH) of liver fibrosis, in hopes of slowing down the progression and the worsening of the condition. [2]

 

If liver fibrosis is developed, chronic liver disease patients should be very alert and think twice about treatments they receive, as during the treatment process, the drugs may further damage liver cells and affect liver function due to the toxicity of the drug itself. Therefore, patients with chronic liver disease should focus mainly on stopping inflammation in the liver (by lowering ALT level) and preventing fibrosis. This is the only way to reduce the complications of treatment. 

 

It is important that patients understand that drug treatments can sometimes cause further damage to liver cells, and that they should not take excessive medications; rather they should choose an appropriate and safe means of prevention or treatment.

Disclaimer:
  • * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.
Tags:
liver fibrosiscirrhosischronic inflammationfibrosis
Related Questions
A:
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is a type of enzyme found in liver cells. When the liver cells are functioning normally, the ALT enzymes should be contained within the liver cells.    You can imagine each liver cells as a balloon, and the ALT enzymes are the air inside the balloon. When the balloon is damaged, the air will be released. And when the liver cells is damaged, ALT enzymes are released into the bloodstream, therefore we are able to find out the l
A:
The liver is the second largest organ in the human body, it is located under the rib cage on the right. Its main function is to remove toxic substances from our blood. There are a number of substances that can harm our liver and damage liver cells, including: medications, alcohol, hepatitis viruses, fat, toxins such as heavy metals, etc.    Alcohol can destroy liver cells. The liver breaks down alcohol so that it can be removed from our body. The liver can become
Hit Questions
A:
There are various different causes of liver disease; one of these is excessive alcohol drinking which causes ‘alcoholic liver disease’. Alcohol-related liver disease is currently the most prevalent cause of advances liver diseases in Europe. [1]   What does alcohol do to your liver? It’s obvious that drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver but the exact reason behind is uncertain. However, scientists believe this is
A:
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is a type of enzyme found in liver cells. When the liver cells are functioning normally, the ALT enzymes should be contained within the liver cells.    You can imagine each liver cells as a balloon, and the ALT enzymes are the air inside the balloon. When the balloon is damaged, the air will be released. And when the liver cells is damaged, ALT enzymes are released into the bloodstream, therefore we are able to find out the l
A:
The liver is the second largest organ in the human body, it is located under the rib cage on the right. Its main function is to remove toxic substances from our blood. There are a number of substances that can harm our liver and damage liver cells, including: medications, alcohol, hepatitis viruses, fat, toxins such as heavy metals, etc.    Alcohol can destroy liver cells. The liver breaks down alcohol so that it can be removed from our body. The liver can become
A:
Fatty liver (NAFLD) is becoming increasingly common in our sociality. This silent liver disease can causes chronic injury to liver cells and damaging liver function, it could also leads to fibrosis, cirrhosis and even liver cancer.   Tom, who is a business man in his mid 40s, his busy work life and poor diet has lead him to fatty liver. It started when he felt fatigue with lack of energy for a period of time, which he first thought is due to the lack of sleep. But wit
YHK Liver Therapy
Your Liver
Protection

starts here.
Buy YHK
Have Questions?
Sumbit your question to us for profeessional answers!
Looking for help? Ask our customer support team!
Contact Us