Cirrhosis

3 Healing Herbs

…Liver Problems and Detoxification Milk thistle (Silybum marianum), is a miracle herb when it comes to treating liver problems such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Milk thistle’s active constituent, silymarin, helps rejuvenate the liver, acting as an antioxidant and inhibiting the free radicals and inflammation…

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Beware of Liver Disease

Contrary to popular belief, the leading liver problem in the United States is not alcoholic cirrhosis or hepatitis, but nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Afflicting roughly one in four Americans, it is not caused by alcohol or a virus, but by obesity and insulin resistance—and at least half…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), cancer, and liver failure. However, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on interferon’s prolonged use for the management of this disease. The HALT-C (Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-term Treatment against Cirrhosis) Trial followed…

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