Liver disease is most often caused by excessive and abusive consumption of alcohol. It can also be caused by prolonged consumption of quinine, chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, cystic fibrosis and blockage of the bile duct. Liver disease is also directly linked to high levels of ammonia in the blood. If the liver is damaged, then the ammonia in the system does not get converted into urea which is then excreted through the urine. In order to reduce the levels of ammonia in the blood you should immediately increase your intake of water so that the ammonia can be washed out of your system. The increased water in the body will induce frequent urination enabling the ammonia to be flushed out of the system faster. Apart from this lemon and grapefruit are beneficial in helping the liver breakdown toxins and convert the ammonia into urea. It is of course important to have a healthy liver and thus prevent liver disease by reducing your intake of alcohol.
The most common symptom of liver disease is drop in appetite that will eventually turn into weight loss. Then the situation can be worsened by incorrect metabolism of the carbohydrate, proteins and fat in the body.
One of the greatest abilities of the Liver is that it can regenerate itself. This should provide a great deal of hope for anyone suffering from liver disease. There are a few things that you need to do in order to turn your scarred liver into a brand new healthy liver. Follow the steps below:
Start consuming Dandelion (that plant that probably grows all around your home). The leaves of the Dandelion plant can be picked, washed, and mixed in with your salads. But you can also find Dandelion tinctures or other forms of Dandelion extracts at your local health food store. Dandelion is extremely useful for the health of the liver and related organs and glands. (Note that a poorly functioning liver will only bring DOWN the function of other organs and glands). It has been used to successfully treat liver disease, such as hepatitis and liver insufficiency.
Milk thistle is a potent antioxidant: Research has found that it significantly increases levels of glutathione, which the liver uses to detoxify and metabolize harmful substances. In fact, milk thistle is used primarily to treat liver disorders, including cirrhosis and those caused by exposure to liver-damaging substances (such as alcohol and other drugs and the aforementioned poison mushrooms). The flavonoids in milk thistle appear to repair damaged liver cells, protect existing cells, and stimulate production of new liver cells. From a nasty hangover to a case of hepatitis, milk thistle helps the liver.
The immune system plays an important role in the regeneration of the liver cells and hence should be strengthened. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, and is known for its ability to burn fats. It also helps restrict the development of fatty liver. Drinking plenty of water and fresh fruit juices assists in detoxifying the liver. Milk Thistle is the best known home remedy for detoxifying and healing the liver.
Exercising regularly reduces excess weight and aids blood circulation. Alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and oily, spicy or fatty foods should be avoided completely. Light foods like salads and boiled or baked