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stage 4 cirrhosis with portal hypertension

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 25, 2010
  • 02:46 PM

One year ago, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, stage 4 with portal hypertension. The weird part is that my liver function tests are all normal! The only way I found out I had liver disease was because I felt this lump in my abdomen which turned out to be a swollen spleen, later found out liver swollen too. I've been told of course to lose weight which I have been working on, 30 lbs so far but I am having some problems with anemia and low white blood cells. They keep fluctuating and dropping lower and lower. I've been told the liver can heal, then I've been told that at stage 4 it cannot. Doctor says the portal hypertension is irreversible, but no comments on the liver itself. How did this happen with completely normal liver function? Does anyone else have this problem? I just want to know what else to do to better my health. Thank you.

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  • Please look into a supplement called PPC (polyenylphosphatidylcholine), brand names "PhosChol" and "HepatoPro". They've been using this in Europe (brand name "Essentiale Forte") for may years to fix liver problems. Many legitimate studies show it can halt/slow progression of liver disease and even reverse fibrosis to a certain extent. Very safe, and no side effects. It's a polyunsaturated form of simple Lecithin. Oh... Ask your doctor if it's OK for you to TRY this. Doctors aren't too supportive of supplement therapy, but if you bring in PubMed documentation, he should not have a problem with you trying it. I had liver issues from alcohol and chemical exposures at work, and this stuff fixed me up remarkably well. Took a couple of years to relieve all my symptoms, but I felt better after only a few months and knew I was on the right track. I thank God for this stuff every day of my life. SAM-e is the only other supplement that has shown promise at extending life of an ailing liver. You should be able to take both of them without objection from your doctor. (take SAM-e on an empty stomach with at least 8 oz of water)Good Luck and GodSpeed
    synesthesia 87 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, I am afraid I may have a liver problem. I have been to the Dr and had 2 livel panel that came back in normal range. I quit drinking and am looking to improve my health. I just ordered Phoschol and am taking milk thistle, vitamin e, selenuim, NAC, ALA, SAM E and taurine. I started a really heathly diet also. My Dr seems to think I ok but I feel abit off. How accurate are the blood test? Is the phoschol really that helpful? I'm trying to do all I can to get healthy but fear I have damage. I also have some discomfort in the right side. I feel afraid and it really sucks! Please look into a supplement called PPC (polyenylphosphatidylcholine), brand names "PhosChol" and "HepatoPro". They've been using this in Europe (brand name "Essentiale Forte") for may years to fix liver problems. Many legitimate studies show it can halt/slow progression of liver disease and even reverse fibrosis to a certain extent. Very safe, and no side effects. It's a polyunsaturated form of simple Lecithin. Oh... Ask your doctor if it's OK for you to TRY this. Doctors aren't too supportive of supplement therapy, but if you bring in PubMed documentation, he should not have a problem with you trying it. I had liver issues from alcohol and chemical exposures at work, and this stuff fixed me up remarkably well. Took a couple of years to relieve all my symptoms, but I felt better after only a few months and knew I was on the right track. I thank God for this stuff every day of my life. SAM-e is the only other supplement that has shown promise at extending life of an ailing liver. You should be able to take both of them without objection from your doctor. (take SAM-e on an empty stomach with at least 8 oz of water) Good Luck and GodSpeed
    svtcfl 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • One of the option that you can try for fatty liver is herbal (ayurvedic) treatment. Look for products which have the following herbs Tecoma undulata, Phyllanthus urinaria, Embelia ribes, Taraxacum officinale. One year ago, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, stage 4 with portal hypertension. The weird part is that my liver function tests are all normal! The only way I found out I had liver disease was because I felt this lump in my abdomen which turned out to be a swollen spleen, later found out liver swollen too. I've been told of course to lose weight which I have been working on, 30 lbs so far but I am having some problems with anemia and low white blood cells. They keep fluctuating and dropping lower and lower. I've been told the liver can heal, then I've been told that at stage 4 it cannot. Doctor says the portal hypertension is irreversible, but no comments on the liver itself. How did this happen with completely normal liver function? Does anyone else have this problem? I just want to know what else to do to better my health. Thank you.
    rahuldev 1 Replies Flag this Response
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