Treatment options depend on your liver disease diagnosis. Some liver diseases can be treated with medications or outpatient procedures, while others may require surgery or even a liver transplant.
Some of our treatments and procedures may include the following.
This most important part of treatment is to stop using alcohol completely. If liver cirrhosis has not yet occurred, the liver can heal if you stop drinking alcohol. An alcohol rehabilitation program or counseling may be necessary to break the alcohol addiction. In advanced cases of alcoholic cirrhosis, a liver transplant may be needed.
The goal of treatment is to stop the body’s attack on itself by suppressing the immune system. This may be accomplished with a medicine called prednisone, a type of steroid.
Treatment options for cirrhosis depend on the cause and the level of liver damage. Depending on the disease-causing cirrhosis, medications or lifestyle changes may be used for treatment. When cirrhosis cannot be treated, the liver will not be able to work and a liver transplant may be needed.
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Treatment for hemochromatosis is simple, inexpensive, and safe. The first step is to rid the body of excess iron. The process is called phlebotomy, which means removing blood the same way it is drawn from donors at blood banks.
There is no specific treatment for hepatitis A. Rest is recommended when the symptoms are most severe. People with acute hepatitis should avoid alcohol and any substances that are toxic to the liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Acute hepatitis B needs no treatment other than careful monitoring of the liver and other body functions with blood tests. You should get plenty of bed rest, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy foods. There are several medication options available for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.
The goals of hepatitis C or HCV treatment are to remove the virus from the blood and reduce the risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer that can result from long-term HCV infection. Many patients with hepatitis C benefit from treatment with medications. Doctors often recommend bed rest, drinking lots of fluids, eating a healthy diet and avoiding alcohol.
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Tumors are abnormal masses of tissue that form when cells begin to reproduce at an increased rate.