Chronic liver disease refers to a range of conditions that cause long-term, persistent damage to the liver, leading to progressive deterioration of its structure and function. This type of liver disease develops over months or years and can have various underlying causes. It is a serious health condition that requires medical management and can lead to significant complications if not properly treated.
Some common causes of chronic liver disease include:
Alcohol-related Liver Disease:
Excessive and prolonged alcohol consumption can lead to alcoholic liver disease, which includes fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD):
This condition involves the accumulation of fat in the liver cells of people who consume little to no alcohol. NAFLD can progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and eventually to cirrhosis.
Hepatitis B and C:
Chronic infection with hepatitis B or C viruses can lead to inflammation and damage to the liver cells over time, potentially progressing to cirrhosis.
This is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the liver, leading to inflammation and damage.
Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC):
These are autoimmune conditions that primarily affect the bile ducts within the liver, leading to inflammation and damage.
Genetic and Metabolic Liver Diseases:
Certain genetic and metabolic disorders, such as hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, can result in chronic liver damage.
Prolonged and untreated chronic liver disease can lead to cirrhosis, which is the advanced scarring of the liver tissue. Cirrhosis can severely impair liver function and lead to a range of complications.
Symptoms of chronic liver disease can vary depending on the underlying cause and the stage of the disease. Common symptoms and complications may include:
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Fluid retention and swelling (edema)
- Easy bruising and bleeding
- Itchy skin
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Mental confusion (hepatic encephalopathy)
- Increased risk of infections
- Increased risk of liver cancer
- Diagnosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, blood tests, imaging studies (such as ultrasound or MRI), and sometimes a liver biopsy to assess the extent of liver damage.
Management of chronic liver disease involves addressing the underlying cause, adopting lifestyle changes (such as maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding alcohol, and exercising), and, in some cases, using medications to manage symptoms and slow disease progression. In advanced cases, liver transplantation may be considered.
It's important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have symptoms of chronic liver disease, as early diagnosis and management can help prevent further damage and improve outcomes.
Overall benefits of Kintaro Stem Cells® / KINTARO Cells® for Chronic Liver Disease patients:
Improve the health of liver tissue.
Prevent and reduce scar formation.
Encourage existing damaged tissue to self-repair.
Regulate the immune system, and reduce inflammation.
Protect remaining hepatocytes and prevent them from dying.
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Relief of pain and symptoms
Reversal of the degeneration cascade
Maintaining the spine shape
Retention of mechanical function
Increased range of motion
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