What is the life expectancy of liver diseases?

Abstract

Liver being a largest organ and one of the most essential organ for smooth functioning of body. Liver diseases don’t always show symptoms and complications vary from person to person depending upon the causative factor of the disease. Though, sometimes the only last option left in End stages of liver diseases is organ transplant but if an individual has been diagnosed timely then they can prefer natural management for getting the situation worse.

Liver Diseases

What is End Stage Liver Diseases or ESLD?

End stage liver diseases which is also termed as chronic liver failure is considered as chronic liver failure, is considered to be the result of Cirrhosis. Chronic liver failure generally leaves a person with the option of liver transplantation and is a viable choice at that time. According to studies, around 17% of individuals on the waiting list usually die every year while some even get that chance to be in the list of candidates for liver transplant. ESLD is considered as a consultation of symptoms and severe complications which affects their quality of life.

What is Liver Cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis is not a one day affair, it takes many years to take this chronic form. Whenever a person’s liver gets injured or destroyed, this process results in damaged liver and formation of scar tissue. Scarring makes our liver hard and shrinked, this condition is termed as Cirrhosis. Cirrhosis cannot be reversed or undone, because any prolonged liver illness affects our liver and leads to fibrosis which gradually turns into Cirrhosis eventually.

What are the causes of Liver Cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis doesn’t get triggered with sudden trauma or short term infections. Moreover, it takes years of chronic injuries to reach this condition. Diseases which play a major role in this condition are Non – alcoholic and alcoholic related liver ailments. Chronic hepatitis C, B and D, NAFLD, Autoimmune Hepatitis, inherited diseases (Cystic fibrosis, Alpha -1 antitrypsin deficiency, Wilson disease, etc.) and exposure to some toxic chemicals infections and prolonged viral infections. These all contribute to the factors which cause Liver Cirrhosis.

What are the Complications involved?

Liver become become stiff and full of lumps in Cirrhosis which blocks the smooth flow of blood in the liver and starts building a pressure on veins. As liver functions start getting deteriorated. Some of the complications may occur like Edema and ascites, hypertension, Esophageal varice, gastropathy, splenomegaly, jaundice, liver cancer, etc. In the worst cases cirrhosis may cause dysfunctional immune system and organ failure.

What are the symptoms of Liver Cirrhosis?

In compensated liver cirrhosis, a person may not show any symptoms at all. But when the progression of Cirrhosis starts then person might show some of the symptoms like fatigue, weakness, nausea, sudden weight loss, severe abdominal pain, bloating, itchy skin, blood vessels which resembles to spider on the other hand decompensated cirrhosis may result in bleeding varices, ascites encephalopathy.

How is life expectancy measured in the end stages of liver diseases?

Normally, Cirrhosis is diagnosed by medical history, symptoms, physical examination and imaging. But the severity of Cirrhosis or End Stage liver diseases is proganosed by MELD (Model for end stage liver diseases) and Child Pugh Score. These both scoring systems are determined by specific clinical measures which are different for both scoring methods.

Ayurvedic treatment for preventing end stage of liver diseases by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is providing effective herbal remedies for management of liver diseases naturally. All the products are 100% pure, vegetarian and safe to use. These supplements are manufactured under strict supervision of MD Ayurveda and in totally sterilized conditions.

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Product Description

1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

Yakrit Plihantak churna from Planet Ayurveda is a tremendous herbal combination of many Indian traditional herbs like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Makoy (Solanum indicum) and Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea). The name Yakrit Plihantak has been derived from Sanskrit language where Yakrit means liver and pliha means spleen. Katuki in this herbal blend is very effective in regulating metabolism, removes fat deposition in the liver. Bhumi Amla reduces the secretion of bilirubin and enhances regeneration of liver cells. Punarnava as its name implies, helps in regeneration of liver and maintains balance in albumin and globulin in blood. Moreover, all the herbs in this product are liver tonics which maintain a healthy liver.

Dosage- It is recommended to take 1/2 – 1 teaspoon with plain water after meals.

2. Liver Detox Formula

Liver detox formula has been formulated from wonderful herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy ( Solanum indicum), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Jhavuka (Tamarix gallica), Himsra (Capparis spinosa) and Biranjasipha (Achillea millefolium). Punarnava rejuvenates the liver and preserves a healthy liver. Kutki and Kaasni are natural liver tonics, beneficial in relieving various liver ailments and supports healthy liver. Haritaki in this Ayurvedic supplement possess hepato-protective properties which prevents degeneration of liver cells.

Dosage - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Phyllanthus Niruri

Phyllanthus niruri capsules are another wonderful supplement which contains high quality standardized extracts of Phyllanthus niruri herb which is commonly known as Bhumi Amla. Bhumi amla is enriched with astringent, appetizing, hepatoprotective, laxative properties, etc. All these therapeutic properties make it beneficial in managing healthy liver functions naturally. It possesses anti-oxidants, and Anti- inflammatory properties which are very useful in removing toxins from the liver and reducing fatty acids. This Ayurvedic formula from Planet Ayurveda all over reduces the risk of liver ailments and prevents getting the condition worse.

Dosage- 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Indian Echenacea

Indian Echenacea contains pure and standardized extracts of Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata). This medicinally important herb is an immune – stimulant, anti – biotic and anti – viral agent. Kalmegh has been used since ages for treatment of various liver problems like Hepatitis B, gastrointestinal problems and reduces inflammation. These capsules help cleaning and purification of blood effectively.

Dosage- 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

Conclusion

This is not mandatory that Cirrhosis will end up with transplant but it becomes necessary when the condition doesn’t get in control with treatment. So, proper follow-ups, conventional treatment and timely diagnosis is very important in this situation. Going for natural remedies can prevent the condition of transplantation.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.