How does Chinese medicine treat alcoholic hepatitis? Alcoholic hepatitis refers to a liver disease caused by long-term excessive drinking. Its main clinical features are nausea, vomiting, jaundice, liver enlargement and tenderness, and can be accompanied by liver failure and upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
What are the dangers of alcoholic hepatitis? The liver is the body’s largest, most functional, and most active substance-producing glandular organ. It is involved in digestion, excretion, detoxification, and metabolic functions of sugar, fat, and protein. Therefore, alcoholic liver will inevitably affect the normal metabolic structure, cause digestive and metabolic disorders, thereby reducing the defense ability against pathogenic bacteria, viruses and other pathogenic microorganisms.
Alcoholic liver disease is not an independent disease and is usually caused by multiple pathogens. Such as diabetes, liver malnutrition, etc., these diseases will affect the recovery of other diseases because of the degree of alcohol liver damage to the liver.
If there is a chronic underlying disease, long-term drinking can aggravate the development of the underlying disease. In addition, long-term heavy drinking can cause malnutrition, muscle wasting, weight loss, alcoholic encephalopathy, and so on. In addition, if alcoholic liver is not actively and effectively treated, some patients may develop liver fibrosis or cirrhosis. Data from a foreign study indicate that on average, about 10% of alcoholic livers develop cirrhosis each year. About 30% are complicated by diseases of the heart and cerebrovascular disease, such as myocardial infarction, cerebral thrombosis, cerebral infarction, and arteriosclerosis.
Therefore, alcoholic hepatitis needs to be treated in time. So how does Chinese medicine treat alcoholic hepatitis?
Patients must abstain from alcohol, followed by different treatment based on the severity of liver damage. On the basis of dialectical treatment, liver function needs to be restored. If single transaminase elevation, patients need to take medicines to control liver inflammation after stopping alcohol, to block liver fibrosis, and reverse the disease. If the patient’s liver damage is severe, anti-liver fibrosis treatment should be given on the basis of controlling inflammation to prevent the progress of the disease and restore liver function. As long as liver function is restored, and naturally, alcoholic hepatitis reached clinical cure.
Patients should pay attention to rest, do not stay up late, and ensure adequate sleep. Keep exercising and strengthen your physique. The diet is mainly low-fat, high-protein, high-vitamin, and easy-to-digest diets. Avoid eating greasy and irritating foods, and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.