Liver Cirrhosis


Cirrhosis is a late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions. Each time the liver is injured, it tries to repair itself. In the process, scar tissue forms. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function. 


  • Chronic alcohol abuse
  • Chronic viral hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Iron build-up in the body
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Copper accumulated in the liver
  • Poorly formed bile ducts
  • Inherited disorders of sugar metabolism
  • Genetic digestive disorder
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Destruction of the bile ducts
  • Hardening and scarring of the bile ducts
  • Certain Medications
  • Fatigue
  • Easily bleeding or bruising
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Swelling in legs, feet or ankles
  • Weight loss
  • Itchy skin
  • Jaundice
  • Fluid accumulation in abdomen
  • Spiderlike blood vessels on skin
  • For women, absence or loss of periods
  • For men, loss of sex drive, breast enlargement or testicular atrophy
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Eat a healthy diet preferably vegetarian and maintain a healthy weight  
  • Reduce risk of hepatitis

Liver cirrhosis is one of those diseases that if detected early and not ignored, then there is a chance of complete cure. Liver is one of the most important organs of the body and has regenerative powers. It is the centre of metabolism of a human body and a healthy liver goes a long way in having a healthy body ultimately. As discussed above, Liver scarring (or cirrhosis) can be due to several reasons but one of the commonest reasons is alcohol intake. Needless to say, what needs to be done in that aspect by the patient. But the real challenge is treating the Non-Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis. This condition can usually go unnoticed in the initial stages as very seldom patient experiences any alarming signs.

Be it Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis or Non-Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis, early diagnosis and treatment is the key! In case of Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis, usually the cirrhosis is preceded by a state of ‘Fatty Liver’ which is a very common finding in a lot of patients these days and they end up ignoring it as if that means nothing and needs no attention. Actually, if the fatty liver is treated well and early with Homoeopathic medicines and the lifestyle modification, there is absolutely no chance that this particular liver would become cirrhotic in future. Constitutional Homoeopathic medicines along with liver based specific medicines have the potent power to completely reverse the steatosis (fatty liver) even if it is grade III! By this stage usually mild to moderate cirrhosis develops in the liver, but this can definitely be cured. But if it is neglected and allowed to aggravate then more often then not the pathology worsens and might require liver transplant due to hepatic failure.

Similarly, in cases of Chronic Hepatitis which can cause Non-Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis, it can be easily detected early and treated well with Homoeopathic medicines. Other times, the treatment always depends on the cause of the Liver Cirrhosis. Like in genetic metabolic disorders, it is usually the palliative treatment that is done to delay the eventual surgery. But in cirrhosis which is drug induced, Homoeopathic medicines if given at the right time can completely recover the damaged liver.

Some of the useful Homoeopathic medicines for Liver Cirrhosis are – Lycopodium, Nux Vomica, Chelidonium Majus, Leptandra Indica, Carduus Mar., Calcarea Carb, Thuja, Sepia, etc.

  • Liver Function Test
  • USG / CT Scan/ MRI of the whole abdomen
  • Fibroscan 
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