NTR_300_Alcohol_and_the_effects_on_the_body

13 13 cirrhosis also called the fatty liver

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Unformatted text preview: rrhosis: Also called the “fatty liver condition”, Also Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disorder involving damage to liver cells, decreased blood flow to the liver and scarring of liver tissue which eventually interferes with liver function (10). eventually Cirrhosis is usually associated with alcohol Cirrhosis addiction but can also be caused due to an illness that can damage the liver I.e.: Hepatitis B&C, and Sarcoidosis (a condition that is similar to tuberculosis). similar 14 14 Cirrhosis: Also, genetic factors or lifestyle and Also, environmental causes where an overload of chemical and drugs can overwork the liver causing scarring. Symptoms of Cirrhosis include jaundice in the eyes and/or skin, ascites (fluid build up in abdomen), nausea, weight loss, edema (fluid build up in the legs) and eventual liver failure. and 15 15 Cirrhosis: Treatments for Cirrhosis include: Avoiding all taxing substances (drugs and alcohol). (drugs A low fat-high protein diet low Colchicine (usually used in Gout cases, helps to reduce scar tissue) cases, Liver transplant (which is a serious effective TX in most cases, but is difficult to find donors) difficult 16 16 Malnutrition: Malnutrition is defined as an imbalance between Malnutrition the intake of nutrients the and the bodies needs(11). Nutrients are and undersupplied and the body is undersupplied imbalanced according to dietary means. imbalanced Malnutrition makes the body weak and may cause other health issues to develop. develop. Alcoholism is the most common cause of thiamin Alcoholism deficiency (Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome) in the USA and may lead to deficiencies of magnesium, zinc, and other vitamins (13). magnesium,...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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