Liver Cirrhosis Management and Treatment

Treatment of a disease is a set of measures that are aimed at slowing the development of the disease. If cirrhosis is detected in the early stages, then its development can be slowed down. With an advanced form, treatment is based on reducing symptoms and working with complications. Treatment of cirrhosis is usually a long process, and it is not so much a treatment as secondary prevention. The treatment program includes: therapeutic regimen and diet nutrition, drug treatment, hepatoprotective drugs, and a complex of vitamins are prescribed as well as treatment of complications. The treatment results and prognosis depend on the severity of the disease.

Compensated Cirrhosis

In this stage, the functional state [1] of hepatocytes is preserved, and there are no signs of portal hypertension and impaired protein-synthetic liver function. Treatment of cirrhosis at this stage of the disease is determined by the cause of the disease, depending on which specific therapy is prescribed. In addition, it is necessary to limit mental and physical stress.

Liver Cirrhosis Caused by Viral Hepatitis

If the cause of cirrhosis is viral hepatitis [2] B or hepatitis C, then antiviral therapy is prescribed, which, as studies have shown in recent years, not only suppresses the activity of the virus but also has an anti-fibrotic and anti-cirrhosis effect.