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.
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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.
  • Stop drinking

    Head off additional liver damage by avoiding alcohol

  • Balance protein and amino acids

    Work with a knowledgeable health professional to determine that amount of protein or specific amino acids that will meet your daily needs without overtaxing your liver

  • Discover SAMe

    Taking 1,200 mg a day of this nutritional supplement can improve liver function, bile flow, and survival

  • Try milk thistle

    Protect liver cells and improve function by taking a daily herbal supplement delivering 420 to 600 mg of silymarin

  • Get to know phosphatidylcholine

    Take 900 mg a day of this nutritional supplement to improve liver function

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