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Treatments for Chronic liver disease

Treatment List for Chronic liver disease

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Chronic liver disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment of chronic liver disease depends upon the underlying cause
  • Treatment of the underlying disease process may slow progression of the liver damage. However, treatment of cirrhosis itself is aimed at management of complications as they arise, as well as management of chronic poor health related to liver dysfunction. Treatments include:
    • Investigation and treatment of the underlying disease process - eg Wilson's disease, hemochromatosis, hepatitis
    • Abstinence from alcohol - which may worsen liver function even if alcohol abuse is not the underlying aetiology
    • Nutrition - supplements may be needed to ensure adequate calories and protein
    • Zinc supplementation - may help improve appetite
    • Vitamin D supplementation - if osteoporosis develops
    • Regular exercise to maintain muscle mass
    • Management of pruritus
    • Management of ascites
      • Low sodium diet
      • Diuretics - furosemide, spironolactone
      • Paracentesis - removal of fluid via a needle in the abdomen
      • Peritovenous shunts
      • Portocaval shunts
    • Management of portal hypertension
    • Liver transplantation

Chronic liver disease: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Chronic liver disease may include:

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Hospital statistics for Chronic liver disease:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Chronic liver disease:

  • 360,000 hospital charges occurred for chronic liver disease or cirrhosis in the US 2000 (National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2000 Annual Summary, NCHS, CDC)
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