Can Cirrhosis Of The Liver Heal?
Good evening doctor, r n r n2 months ago my mother (50 years) was sentenced to liver cirrhosis (from hep c). After being outpatient and referred to a specialist, the drugs myhep and mydecla were given to be consumed for 3 months. Thank God, so far there has been a good physical development. r n Can my mother recover from cirrhosis of the liver with this medicine? r nThank you
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Cirrhosis of the liver is a condition of damage that occurs to the liver, in the case of cirrhosis, healthy tissue in the liver has been replaced with scar tissue. So that the shape and function of the liver is damaged. The formation of scar tissue in the liver is a very long or chronic process. Liver damage that occurs due to cirrhosis of the liver is irreversible or irreversible. So that the liver tissue that has been replaced with scar tissue cannot return to healthy tissue.
Some diseases and factors that can cause cirrhosis of the liver are infection with the hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, excessive alcohol consumption, other conditions such as fatty liver which can cause damage to the liver. The most common complication in cirrhosis is liver failure (liver failure). , this condition is very dangerous. The course of liver cirrhosis to liver failure generally occurs over a long period of time, up to several years depending on the condition of the liver damage found. Therefore, the treatment given aims to prevent or slow down the siror from becoming worse.
The medication given to your mother is a treatment for hepatitis C to help prevent the damage from happening faster or cirrhosis of the liver from getting worse. In addition, it is also advisable to live a healthy lifestyle such as not consuming alcohol. However, if the liver damage occurs further until the liver cannot perform its function at all, the treatment of choice is a liver transplant. It is recommended that your mother undergo a series of treatments recommended by an internal medicine specialist who has treated your mother. Treatment for cirrhosis of the liver generally requires evaluation by a doctor, so keep routine control as instructed by your internal medicine specialist.
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