What is Cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a complication of many liver diseases that is characterized by abnormal structure and function of the liver. The diseases that lead to cirrhosis do so because they injure and kill liver cells and the inflammation and repair that is associated with the dying liver cells cause scar tissue to form. The liver cells that do not die just multiply in an attempt to replace the cells that have died. This results in clusters of newly-formed liver cells (regenerative nodules) within the scar tissue. There are many causes of cirrhosis: they include chemicals (such as alcohol, fat, and certain medications), viruses, toxic metals (such as iron and copper that accumulate in the liver as a result of genetic diseases), and autoimmune liver disease in which the body's immune system attacks the liver.
Because the liver performs so many vital functions, liver damage can impact almost all body systems. As the liver sustains damage, normal tissue can become fibrous (fibrosis), fatty (steatosis), and scarred (cirrhosis). Symptoms of liver disease may include fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes). When the liver becomes too heavily damaged, it can no longer carry out its normal functions, a condition known as decompensated cirrhosis. Scar tissue may block the normal flow of blood through the liver, causing stretched and weakened blood vessels in the esophagus and stomach and internal bleeding. Reduced production of blood proteins may lead to fluid accumulation in the abdomen and easy bleeding or bruising. Inability to process metabolic byproducts may lead to a buildup of bilirubin, causing jaundice, and other toxins such as ammonia, potentially leading to impaired brain function or even coma.
Why does cirrhosis cause problems? The liver is an important organ in the body. It performs many critical functions, two of which are producing substances required by the body, for example, clotting proteins that are necessary in order for blood to clot, and removing toxic substances that can be harmful to the body, for example, drugs and alcohol. The liver also has an important role in regulating the supply to the body of glucose (sugar) and lipids (fat) that the body uses as fuel. In order to perform these critical functions, the liver cells must be working normally, and they must have an intimate relationship with the blood since the substances that are added or removed by the liver are transported to and from the liver by the blood.
How reducing inflammation in the liver leads to dissolving scar tissue? Cirrhosis of the liver causing inflammation from the dying cell's inside the liver. This inflammation is the leading cause for scar tissue to form along the lining of the liver. Dead cells are not being broken down by your body which will result in making your liver less productive and can lead to major complications that can cause your body to eventually shut down. By reducing the inflammation and destroying dead cells that cause this inflammation you will stop the scarring of your liver. Scar tissue are cells that are made up a of a poly-protein peptide that your body lacks the chemical capability to destroy.
How Serracor-NK and Serra Rx80 dissolve scar tissue and reduce inflammation in the liver? Serracor-NK and Serra RX80 are systemic enzymes that are formulated to dissolve and break down scar tissue in the blood stream and non muscle scar tissue. By using these two products in combination with each other you are supplying your body with powerful proteolytic enzyme's that have the chemical make up to clear away dead cells that form in the liver and create the scarring of the liver.
Serracor-NK and Serra RX-80 achieve this with the two main ingredients Serrapeptase and Nattokinase. Both of these enzymes have years of clinical data showing the positive effects to dissolve scar tissue and clear away toxic debris within the body and your blood stream. When scarring forms in the liver it is highly recommended to start using these products immediately. Serracor-NK and Serra RX 80 will also reduce your EBP's (Endogenous Blood Particles) , EBP's can be decayed cells in your blood stream, toxins, scar tissue and any other unwanted particles that can be causing stress on your liver. This is essential as your liver is under an extreme amount of stress caused by Cirrhosis. So in essence Serracor-NK and Serra RX80 will clean and clear the dead cells in your liver that form and stick to your liver walls of which induce scarring and decrease liver function. These two products will also assist your liver by breaking down EBP's in your blood stream which in turn will put less stress on your liver allowing your liver to properly heal.
Nourishing the Liver: Is there any way to prevent cirrhosis? Could nutrition help? With hundreds of thousands of people at risk, these should be urgent public health questions. The only "cure" for cirrhosis is a $400,000 liver transplant, so finding a way to prevent cirrhosis could save many lives, not to mention billions of dollars. Unfortunately, society invests most of its health care dollars in treatment rather than research on prevention. On the bright side, there are some intriguing clues about the development of Cirrhosis. People who already have liver damage, however, have complicated metabolic issues and need personalized diet therapy from a registered dietitian. Here are some avenues that may help heavy alcohol drinkers or people with chronic hepatitis prevent Cirrhosis development.
Limit iron because hepatitis viruses thrive in iron-rich environments. An iron surfeit impairs many aspects of immune function including T lymphocyte proliferation and maturation. Also, iron catalyzes damage by oxidants. While iron deficiency is common among women who menstruate, older women and men often have an excess because they don't excrete as much. Limiting iron intake weakens hepatitis and increases the chance of successful interferon therapy.1 Patients with hepatitis C might want to avoid iron-enriched cereals, food cooked in iron pots, multivitamins containing iron, molasses, and liver and limit their intake of meat?all of which contribute excess iron. Vitamin C increases iron absorption, so supplements or foods high in vitamin C should not be taken with meals.
Supplement with choline, an amino acid that is part of the phospholipid lecithin. Alcoholism causes a relative choline deficiency in the liver by decreasing the enzyme methionine synthetase, which is necessary for choline production. A choline deficiency, which promotes liver damage, can be corrected with lecithin supplements. Choline increases the activity of the enzyme hepatic collagenase, which breaks down collagen, preventing cirrhosis. In an experiment on primates, baboons were fed high-alcohol diets for eight years. Most developed cirrhosis. However, no members of a group provided with lecithin supplementation during the experiment developed cirrhosis. Large-scale trials are now under way to see if lecithin has the same protective effect in humans.2-5
Reduce fat intake because evidence from one study showed this helped hepatitis C patients who drank alcohol. Those patients who ate high-fat, low-protein and low-carbohydrate diets were more apt to progress to cirrhosis.6 One reason could be that unsaturated fatty acids are prone to oxidation, which is dangerous to a damaged liver. This might also explain why one animal experiment found cirrhosis was reversed in animals consuming saturated rather than unsaturated fats (i.e., butter rather than sunflower oil). While intriguing because cirrhosis is often considered irreversible, no research has been conducted in humans in regard to cirrhosis and fat-type consumption.
Limiting fat shouldn't be taken to extremes, however. People do need to meet their intake requirement for essential fatty acids.7 In fact, another experiment on monkeys showed that those with diets low in essential fatty acids and low in antioxidants were more apt to develop alcoholic cirrhosis.8
Vitamin E helps maintain high levels of glutathione in people with hepatitis or with other liver problems.9,10 Glutathione (GSH), an antioxidant present in the liver, is the body's key protector against the oxidizing compounds that lead to cirrhosis. By maintaining GSH levels, vitamin E supplementation may help protect against cirrhosis. In one study, almost 50 percent of people with hepatitis C who did not respond to interferon therapy improved dramatically with 800 IU of vitamin E daily.11
Just because vitamin E helps protect the liver, however, does not mean all antioxidants are equally helpful in liver-related problems. Vitamin A, for example, can build to toxic levels in damaged livers.12
S-adenosyl-L-methionine and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) also help maintain glutathione. Scientists are interested in these amino acids because they may counter the altered biochemistry found in patients with liver disease, such as the glutathione decrease caused by alcohol and hepatitis. S-adenosyl-L-methionine prevented alcohol-induced glutathione depletion in a baboon study.13 It is now being tested on humans but is quite expensive.
In a study of people with hepatitis C, 600 mg daily of NAC enhanced the effectiveness of interferon therapy.14 However, another study did not confirm this finding.15 Regardless, NAC protects against damaging oxidant-producing immune factors called cytokines and chemokines released in the liver in response to heavy-metal exposure.16 Some researchers predict that future treatment of hepatitis Cwill depend upon antioxidant therapies such as NAC.17
Eating cruciferous vegetables can enhance the liver's ability to detoxify. Substances that harm the liver act synergistically. Alcoholics, for example, are more susceptible than nonalcoholics to other liver toxins, and people with hepatitis cannot tolerate alcohol. Therefore, it is important for people who are at risk of cirrhosis to avoid toxic chemicals and ensure their bodies' capacity for detoxification is maximized.
Here is where the cabbage family shines. The cruciferous vegetables activate the liver's cytochrome P450 detoxification chain. Even more exciting, researchers have recently found that brussels sprouts stimulate the liver's Phase II enzymes?the first dietary component shown to affect this important detoxification system. The cruciferous vegetable family includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, radish, bok choy and brussels sprouts.
How does Liver Cirrhosis affect your immune system? Your immune system is vital to your healing your liver and assisting your body from viral and bacterial infections. When your liver is not functioning properly your immune system is under attack. This happens because your liver is not cleaning the toxins in your body which this will cause your white blood cells to increase to compensate for the stress on your liver. While Serracor-NK and Serra RX80 do help with immune function and modulating your immune system. We recommend taking Vitamin D3RX as well. Vitamin D3RX is listed as a vitamin but actually works as a hormone when being absorb in your body. Studies have shown that by taking 10,000 IU's a day of Vitamin D3RX you will be less likely to have infections and also help prevent your immune system from being compromised by bacteria and viruses.
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Vitamin D3 RX: Immune and Inflammatory response Vitamin D plays a role in regulation of both the "infectious" immune system and the "inflammatory" immune system. Low vitamin D is associated with several autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and Crohn's disease. Osteoporosis is strongly associated with low vitamin D. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis respond favorably (and rapidly) to higher levels of D plus calcium and magnesium.
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