Treatment For Liver problem, Fatigue, Lack of sleep, Insomia, Nausea

Problems affecting the liver that are accompanied by symptoms of fatigue, insomnia and nausea can be a sign of liver failure. This is serious condition that requires urgent medical attention and as such should not be treated at home.

Liver failure is caused by extensive damage to the liver that affects the functioning of this vital organ. In most cases, liver failure occurs over a period of several years. In rare cases, a condition known as acute liver failure can develop rapidly, within a 48 hour period.

Some of the causes of liver failure are:

  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Alcoholism
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Hemochromatosis (caused by the body storing too much iron)
  • Malnutrition
Acute liver failure may be caused by:

  • Overdose of acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Viral infections such as hepatitis A, B or C
  • Reaction to certain medications
  • Poisoning caused by wild mushrooms
Diagnosing liver failure in the early stages is often difficult as the symptoms can be attributed to many conditions. Initially, symptoms of liver failure will include:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
The symptoms worsen as the liver failure progresses and other symptoms specific to the underlying condition will emerge. These include:

  • Jaundice
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Changes in sleeping habits including insomnia
  • Disorientation
  • Coma
Treatment for liver disease will depend on the underlying cause. In case of acute liver failure caused by acetaminophen overdose, the condition can be treated. The same holds true for liver failure due to viral infections.

In the case of liver failure that has occurred over the long term, treatment will aim to save the undamaged part of the liver. If the damage is too extensive, a liver transplant may be the only option available.

The best treatment for liver failure is to take proper care of your liver so as to limit your risk of developing cirrhosis or hepatitis. This can be done by:

  • Drinking in moderation or quitting drinking entirely
  • Eat a healthy well-balanced diet that is high in fiber and low in fat
  • Don’t handle blood or blood products
  • Don’t share personal toiletries such as razors and toothbrushes
  • Get vaccinated against the hepatitis A and B viruses
  • If you are getting a tattoo, make sure that the equipment is sterile
  • Use condoms while having sex

answered by G M

Liver is the hub organ of the body, major metabolism of fat occurs here.

  • Have small frequent meals at short intervals. Don't load your meals with oily fried foods.
  • Chew a piece of ginger soaked in lemon juice to avoid nausea. Along with your morning tea eat low fat crackers to prevent nausea.
  • To aid digestion add grounded cumin seeds in food.
  • For insomnia have a cup of warm milk in the night before going to bed.

answered by S P

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