Liver is among the most important body organs because it participates in the vital functions of a person’s body. Detoxification of toxins, generation of glucose, storage of glycogen, breaking down of amino acids, protein formation and generation of digestive juices and bile pigments are top functions performed by liver. In case, the normal functioning of liver is affected, it results in loss of immunity and health problems. Hepatitis is a common liver disease. Severe form of hepatitis results in cirrhosis hepatitis.
In this article, we shall discuss about cirrhosis hepatitis, its formation, development and treatments.
Cirrhosis hepatitis is a chronic liver disease which is caused by inflammation and replacement of delicate liver tissues by scarred tissues, nodules and fibrosis, finally resulting in loss of normal function. It is generally a result of fatty liver diseases, attack of HBV virus and overconsumption of alcohol. Sometimes, its occurrence is genetically determined.
In first stage of cirrhosis hepatitis, the relationship between blood and the liver cells is interrupted. The liver cells participate in addition or removal of substances from blood stream. When their normal functioning is hampered due to formation of scars, the regular flow of blood stops and blood pressure increases in the portal veins. This condition is known as portal hypertension.
Second stage of cirrhosis hepatitis is characterized by interruption in the relationship of liver cells and bile circulation system. Bile is an important fluid produced in liver that helps in digestion of food in intestines and, elimination of poisonous substance from the body, through stool. It is secreted in canaliculis (small channels) that open into bile ducts.
Due to formation of abnormality in liver cells, these canaliculis become abnormal and eventually get destroyed. Hence, accumulation of toxic substances increases in the small intestine. Thus, body is not able to get rid of poisonous waste which finally results in breakdown of normal health.
In the final stage of cirrhosis hepatitis, the normal functioning of liver fails which results in sudden death of the patient.
Vaccination is the most effective precautionary treatment. Hence, it is advisable that all people especially the infants should be vaccinated against HBV to prevent the development of hepatitis.
In case you’re already exhibiting mild symptoms of cirrhosis hepatitis, you must seek these therapies:
– Liver detoxification: Detoxification of liver by consuming vitamin supplements, essential nutrients like copper and zinc and, essential herbs can enhance your body immunity.
– Medications: You can also combine normal vaccination therapy with medicines like lamivudine to improve your therapeutic potential.
– Ozone Therapy: Ozone oxidizes your body cells thereby stimulating the enzymes and phagocytes during the process. Thus, the WBCs engulf viruses and bacteria present in blood. Ozone also stimulates gamma interferon, alpha interferon, interleukin and TNF.
– Interferon therapy: Interferon alpha and antiviral-interferon injections including adefvoir are effective in treating cirrhosis hepatitis.
So, these were some important treatments for cirrhosis hepatitis. With proper precautions and expert medical supervision, you can easily get cured of this disease.