Liver Cirrhosis

Also indexed as:Cirrhosis, Liver
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.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Get enough protein, but not too muchGetting adequate protein is essential, but because of the danger of ammonia toxicity, a doctor should closely supervise any changes in protein intake.
Watch the copperSome people with cirrhosis may have an excess of copper in the liver. If this is the case, avoid foods rich in copper, such as chocolate, shellfish, and liver.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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