Acute liver failure, or acute hepatic failure, refers to the rapid loss of liver function.
Loss of function may happen over a period of few weeks or within a few hours. Although this condition is less common when compared to chronic liver failure, it can still lead to a number of fatal complications.
Acute liver failure may lead to increased pressure within the brain and excessive bleeding.
Treatment of liver failure is based on the cause of the condition and liver transplant is suggested in some cases for resolving the symptoms.
Treatment of acute liver failure is based on the cause of the disease.
If a drug overdose is the actual cause of the disease, treatment to reverse the poisoning and heal the organ is recommended.
If the liver damage is acute and cannot be reversed, liver transplant is considered.
Liver failure can lead to complications like increased pressure in the brain, excessive bleeding, and infections.
Further treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms and controlling complications.
Taking your recommended dosage of medication is the best way to prevent Acute liver failure due to overdose.
Certain herbal medications and supplements can cause liver damage and hence, a doctor should be informed of these, if you are taking any. This will prevent any interactions with prescription medications given.
Alcohol consumption is a common cause for liver damage. Limiting the amount of alcohol helps to prevent liver damage.
Vaccinations for hepatitis gives protection again acute liver failure by preventing the infection.
Avoiding risky behavior like unprotected sex and sharing needles while taking drugs prevents hepatitis, and thus, liver damage.
Protect yourself from toxins like pesticides, fungicides, or any other harmful chemicals.
Maintaining optimal body weight prevents fatty liver and liver damage.
7 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
There are several alternative and homeopathic remedies used for Acute Liver Failure.
A diet including more liver-friendly foods helps to control liver damage.
This includes ginger root, sweet potato, raw vegetables, milk thistle, and dandelion root.
Vitamin E, black seed oil, and turmeric are considered to be natural remedies for liver failure. Adding plant sterols and sterolins is also an alternate method.
Phosphorous, Hepar sulph, and Medorrhinum are used for controlling liver abscesses with homeopathic treatments.
Opium 1m and/or Nux vomica 30c is recommended for liver damage caused by certain medications.
8 Lifestyle and Coping
There are different ways to adapt your lifestyle in coping with Acute liver failure .
Prognosis of acute liver failure treatment depends on the underlying cause of the disease.
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