The progression of liver disease and self-appropriate coping
The trilogy of liver disease: hepatitis → liver cirrhosis → liver cancer, is the main manifestation of the progression and deterioration of hepatitis caused by various causes, while B, C, and D are the main manifestations of the disease. Hepatitis B is the main axis of this trilogy. Take hepatitis B as an example, the risk of death due to cirrhosis of the liver is 12-79 times higher than that of a normal person; the risk of liver cancer is also 12-79 times higher than that of a normal person. Therefore, early elimination of hepatitis B virus or suppression of virus replication is the main goal of treatment. More emphasis should be placed on preventing liver fibrosis, as it is the key to the trilogy of liver disease, and by preventing it, you can effectively prevent Cirrhosis of the liver and development of liver cancer.
The principle of treatment of chronic hepatitis is to emphasize three elements of medicine and seven elements of adjustment. The patient should be cheerful, have a regular life, pay attention to the reasonable arrangement of diet, oppose obesity caused by over-nutrition, except for the appearance of jaundice or significant transaminosis. In general, when symptoms are few and the ammonia transfer is only mildly elevated, appropriate activities should be carried out and attention should be paid to the combination of movement and static. Do not use too much or too complicated medication, and do not seek treatment indiscriminately or change medication too frequently. When choosing antiviral drugs, immune modulating drugs, drugs to promote blood circulation and blood stasis, anti-fibrotic drugs and drugs to promote liver cell regeneration, you should always seek medical advice.
The following should be taken into account in the personal health care of hepatitis patients:
- Develop a good attitude
Chronic hepatitis requires long-term treatment and recuperation. Patients need to seek appropriate treatment, change habits that are not conducive to liver health, and pay attention to recuperation.
- Proper rest
When hepatitis patients’ liver function is not yet normal, they need to rest in bed for 1~2 hours after each meal. When symptoms disappear, participate in walking, tai chi, qi gong, dancing, jogging, etc. according to individual’s health condition, and observe changes in liver function. and be aware of any changes in conscious symptoms.
- Proper diet
The diet of a person with liver disease is similar to that of a normal person, but slightly more nutritious than that of a normal person. In general, it is appropriate to give 1000~2500 calories of calories per day for adults, and provide sufficient amount of multivitamins, fiber, fresh water, and other nutrients. Eat 4 to 5 meals a day, avoid fried foods, and prohibit smoking and drinking.
- Chinese medicine treatment
Chinese medicine has been proven to be superior in the treatment of liver disease in many clinical trials. Chronic hepatitis is a type of wasting disease with a very long duration of illness, so we should pay more attention to the patient’s general condition, strengthen the immune system, and treat liver disease according to the other symptoms. The current research is mostly based on Western medical methods and focuses on the cause of the disease, often based on a single prescription. Combination of Chinese and Western to enhance therapeutic efficacy.