Liver cirrhosis is a chronic progressive liver disease. It is a chronic, progressive, and diffuse end stage of liver disease caused by long-term effects of different disease factors on the liver. There are four stages of cirrhosis, liver fibrosis stage, early stage hepatic cirrhosis stage, compensated stage and decompensated stage. The time required for TCM treatment in different stages is different. Of course, the earlier the treatment to take, the faster the recovery will be, and the earlier to take treatment, the disease can be reversed more easily.
In early stage of hepatic cirrhosis, active treatment can reverse the disease and stop its progress, while, in late stage, patient’s life quality will be influenced badly and their life safety will be threatened as well. Therefore, active treatment means a lot for hepatic ascites.
Hepatic cirrhosis mainly results from hepatic fibrosis progression. Hepatic fibrosis refers to the hyperplastic course from the collagenous connective tissue of the liver. After hepatic fibrosis, that is early stage hepatic cirrhosis. In early stage of hepatic cirrhosis, patients usually have no obvious symptoms, liver function. Therefore, patients with liver problem must take screening checkup and scientific treatment in hospital, rather than think you are ok and leave the disease alone.
Generally speaking, the common reason for hepatic cirrhosis is virus hepatitis, especially chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C, are the main cause for portal hepatic cirrhosis, still some cases are from alcoholic cirrhosis or drug-induced cirrohosis, cholestatic cirrhosis and schistosome ascites.
How long would TCM treatment of cirrhosis take? For chinese medicine treatment, it will focus on the cause of the disease. For instance, cirrhosis caused by viral hepatitis,the first thing is to fight against virus, meantime, to block the progression of hepatic fibrosis. With the principle of dampness removal, detoxification, removing stasis, soothing liver and harmonizing stomach, tonifying Qi and Spleen, discharging water and dampness, to speed up the recovery of focal injury and promote the regeneration of hepatic cells, adjust and reinforce the body’s immunity, and promote the recovery of body impairment, so as to recover liver function from the root. That is why, we say the earlier treatment given, the fast recovery will be.
How long would TCM treatment of cirrhosis take? The experts from Hebei Hepatopathy Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine tell all patients, as long as we grasp the treatment time and give proper treatment, as per the treatment course, in different stage, and from multiple layers and channels with targeted and comprehensive treatment, the liver damage will be reduced at max, meantime, the reversible rate for hepatic cirrhosis will improve greatly. Please be aware that hepatic cirrhosis will not shorten the lifespan of patient, but be able to get reversed and get good prognosis. For patients with hepatic cirrhosis, the key is to adopt timely and effective treatment.