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Cirrhosis and Order of Symptoms

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  • Posted By: neufie612
  • May 11, 2012
  • 10:21 PM

My mom has been a heavy drinker for pretty much her whole life, and now is 52 years old. In September of 2011 she was diagnosed with cirrhosis and emphysema. Her symptoms started atleast 2 years earlier but she wouldn't see a doctor and won't go back to the doctor since her diagnosis, which seems pretty typical reading other posts. I talked with her doctor after her diagnosis and I asked him to be honest with me and he told me that best case scenerio if she quits drinking and smoking she would live about 5 years because of the stage shes in, but worst case she has less than a year if she doesnt quit. She still gets drunk every day and she still chain smokes.

I am in Alanon and actually have alot of acceptance with this situation and I don't resent her....I just want to know where she is at or hear some personal experiences....

I am confused because she doesnt have swelling of the stomache yet but she is yellow and her eyes are now turning really yellow from the outside inwards. She has no muscle mass anymore, she is skin and bones basically with flabby skin, she can barely walk up her stairs, she experiences alot of pain in her stomach and loses feeling in her legs.

Months ago she was getting nose bleeds quite a bit and throwing up ALOT and she was very itchy for quite a long time but now that has all seemed to stop.

Also, she has had gout for 2 months and nothing will take it away anymore...it may get better for 1 day but flairs up again....

I watched my mother in law pass away from this 5 years ago, she looked fine when she was diagnosed in February and by October she had died, she never turned yellow or had yellow eyes yet but she was very swollen in the last month. Its just so different, my mom actually looks sick and like she is dying....but she still generally has her mind-but she is miserable now more and more, anyways I would love some insight, I feel lost and I want to hear some sort of truth what to expect and since she won't see her doctor I can't get a professional opinion.

I appreciate everyones time so much.

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  • Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition in which normal liver tissue is replaced by fibrous scar tissue. It hampers the normal functions of the liver, and, if not treated on time, leads to loss of liver functions. The most common causes of Liver Cirrhosis are excessive alcohol consumption and Hepatitis C virus infection. This condition does not produce any signs or symptoms unless the disease has progressed considerably and liver functions start getting affected. Although it is an irreversible condition, further progression can be arrested if detected and treated in a timely manner. It can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions. Chronic alcoholism is the primary cause of cirrhosis in the United States. Allopathic treatments for Cirrhosis of the Liver include diuretics to address edema and ascites, large amounts of ascitic fluid may be drained from the abdomen with an incision. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection. However these Allopathic treatments do not cure Cirrhosis of the Liver. They are merely a way of suppressing symptoms.The resonance homeopathic remedies and advanced biotechnology Liver Cirrhosis therapies like OM 17, TELI Eco Liver, T15 - Liver Liquescence, LPS2 Herbal Hepatox, HHD - Hepaticol Drops are traditionally believed to work on normal structure and function of Liver by reminding it off optimal function and support Liver with its natural process of detoxification.The herbal combination like Cap Cytozen and Tab Livomyn are comprehensive Ayurvedic formulation consisting of herbs that may have hepato-protective and antioxidant properties, according to traditional Ayurvedic principles and believed to support optimal Liver functions.
    drrahulm 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi There, Thank you but I am already aware of those basic facts and what it does :) What I was asking was in people's experience where is she at in her disease and to share their stories in time frame. Thats all
    neufie612 2 Replies Flag this Response
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