• Damage to intricate architecture of liver caused by alcohol, malnutrition, Hepatitis, Heart failure and certain drugs and toxins, magnesium deficiency may also be a factor. Damaged tissue is replaced by hard lumps of scar tissue, yellowish in appearance, which cut off hard-working liver cells from the vessels and ducts, which enable them to function. As liver function deteriorates, there is Weight loss, loss of appetite, Nausea and Vomiting, Indigestion, general weakness and a tendency to bleed and bruise easily; in later stages, Jaundices develops and periods cease, followed by fluid retention (oedema) and liver failure.
  • Sufferers are always advised to stop drinking alcohol and to cut down intake of salt and fat; diuretics, steroids, cytotoxic drugs and vitamin and mineral supplements may also be prescribed.

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