Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver caused by continuous, long-term liver damage.
Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue in the liver and prevents the liver from working properly.
The damage caused by cirrhosis can’t be reversed and can eventually become so extensive that your liver stops functioning. This is called liver failure.
Cirrhosis can be fatal if the liver fails. However, it usually takes years for the condition to reach this stage and treatment can help slow its progression.
There are usually few symptoms during the early stages of cirrhosis. Noticeable problems tend to develop as the liver becomes more damaged.
In early-stage cirrhosis, the liver can function properly despite being damaged. As the condition progresses, symptoms tend to develop when functions of the liver are affected.
Symptoms of cirrhosis can include:
-tiredness and weakness
-loss of appetite
-weight loss and muscle wasting
-feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting
-tenderness or pain around the liver area
-tiny red lines (blood capillaries) on the skin above waist level
-very itchy skin
-yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice)
-a tendency to bleed and bruise more easily, such as frequent nosebleeds or -bleeding gums
-fever and shivering attacks
-swelling in the legs, ankles and feet due to a build-up of fluid (oedema)
-swelling in your abdomen (tummy), due to a build-up of fluid known as –ascites (severe cases can make you look heavily pregnant)
You may also notice changes in your personality, problems sleeping (insomnia), memory loss, confusion and difficulty concentrating. This is known as encephalopathy and occurs when toxins affect your brain because your liver is unable to remove them from your body.
In the later stages of cirrhosis, you may vomit blood or have tarry, black stools. This is because blood can’t flow through the liver properly, which causes an increase in blood pressure in the vein that carries blood from the gut to the liver (portal vein).
The increase in blood pressure forces blood through smaller, fragile vessels that line your stomach and gullet (varices). These can burst under high blood pressure, leading to internal bleeding, which is visible in vomit and/or stools.
Over time, the toxins that would normally be removed from the body by a healthy liver can cause multiple organ failure, followed by death.
Topically apply, 15 drops DNA Protector over the spine, once a day.
When applying more than one oil to the same area, spread it out over the course of the day or wait 10 minutes in between.
Follow the following liver cleanse recipe and drink this before eating anything first thing in the morning
Ingredients to mix in a cup
½ freshly squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fill the cup with hot water
(wait 30 minutes after drinking this before eating)
Topically apply 10 drops Nausea Blend over the chest or inhale this blend, as needed to control nausea.
Use the Legs/Blood Flow over the legs and underneath the feet when needed.