Modern medical treatment of liver cirrhosis is focused mainly on providing symptomatic relief, however there is no permanent cure for liver cirrhosis in modern medicines.
In Ayurveda liver is called Yakrut. Treatment of cirrhosis depends on how severely your liver is damaged. The first step is to treat the condition that's causing your cirrhosis to prevent any further damage.
From Ayurvedic perspectives, Liver Cirrhosis reflects extreme aggravation of pitta dosha. Since the liver is one of the main sites of pitta, aggravated pitta affects the liver function and later vitiates other doshas as well. Almost all functions of pitta such as digestion of food, complexion of skin, feeling of hunger, production of blood etc get considerably hampered and therefore treatment of cirrhosis is important
Ayurveda recommends the following methodologies for treatment, Shodana chikitsa (detoxification through Panchakarma procedures), Shamana chikitsa (Palliative researched Ayurvedic medicines). Our treatment is useful in improving the liver heath and preventing further damage.
Cirrhosis is a serious condition that permanently damages your liver, the healthy liver tissues of someone affected by Cirrhosis are replaced by scar tissues.
The liver is a very hardy organ and is normally able to regenerate damaged cells.
Each time your liver is injured maybe due to a disease, excessive alcohol consumption or any other causes, it always tries to repair itself.
During the repair process, scar tissue forms.Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and prevents your liver from working normally. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function.
For cirrhosis to develop, long-term, continuous damage to the liver needs to occur. With the increase in scar tissues the flow of blood through the liver is blocked.
Cirrhosis in itself is already a late stage of liver damage. In the early stages of liver disease there will be inflammation of the liver. If this inflammation is not treated it can lead to scarring (fibrosis). At this stage it is still possible for the liver to heal with treatment.If fibrosis of the liver is not treated, it can result in cirrhosis
The liver damage done by cirrhosis generally can't be undone. But if liver cirrhosis is diagnosed early and the cause is treated, further damage can be limited and, rarely, reversed.
You may not have any symptoms at first. But as time goes on, and the damage to your liver gets worse, you may notice things like:
Easily bleeding or bruising
Loss of appetite
Swelling in your legs, feet or ankles (edema)
Unexpected Weight loss
Yellow tint to your skin or the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
Fluid accumulation in your abdomen (ascites)
Spider Like blood vessels on your skin
Redness in the palms of the hands
For women, absent or loss of periods not related to menopause
For men, loss of sex drive, breast enlargement (gynecomastia) or testicular atrophy
Confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech
Keep in mind that you may not get all these symptoms, and some of these problems are also signs of other conditions.
Cirrhosis always develops because of another liver problem or disease. If you don't treat the cause of your cirrhosis, it'll get worse, and over time your healthy liver cells won't be able to keep up.
If you have compensated cirrhosis, you won't have any symptoms. Your liver can still do its job because there are enough healthy cells to make up for the damaged cells and scar tissue caused by cirrhosis. You can stay in this stage for many years.
Decompensated cirrhosis- is the stage that comes after compensated cirrhosis. At this point, your liver has too much scarring and you start to develop complications.