Call your health care provider if you have symptoms that don't go away in a day
or 2, or if you have any of these symptoms:
If you are unable to reach your health care provider or have any of these, go to
the emergency department.
Stop drinking alcohol. If you stop all alcohol intake, you may slow the disease
and feel better. Avoid
that may be harmful to your liver, such as
acetaminophen (Tylenol), or your kidneys, such as ibuprofen (Advil, etc).
Ask you health care provider for a list. Cut down on salt if you are having
problems with fluid retention. A low-sodium
diet helps relieve that problem. Eat a balanced
diet with adequate calories and protein. You also may want to
take a daily multivitamin if your doctor agrees.
If you ever have developed any brain disorder caused by your liver (hepatic
encephalopathy), you should Disclose it to your doctor
The best way to avoid cirrhosis is to avoid the underlying conditions that cause
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