Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments for Liver cirrhosisOne of the foremost causes of death in the United States due to liver disease, it ranks fourth as a killer of people between the ages of 45 and 64. Unfortunately, without an annual blood test, it can progress silently until the organ's ability to function has been dramatically compromised. When a diagnosis of liver disease is given, the path that lies ahead is unfamiliar to most patients and may seem frightening. To ease their course, the bestselling author has written What You Must Know About Liver Disease, a guide to understanding the disease and its treatment options.The book is divided into two parts. Part One addresses the conventional way to the treatment of liver disease. By describing the function of the liver and examines the many ways in which the liver can be damaged from alcohol abuse to overdosing on over-the-counter pain relievers. He also provides an overview of the type of consideration to expect from your healthcare team, including tests, medications, and more, and looks at the signs and symptoms of possible complications. Once you know the basics of liver role and traditional treatments, Part Two provides a comprehensive examination of the complementary therapies that can be used in coordination with your ongoing care. The doctor offers information on nutrition and real supplements to take and those to avoid. Finally, he presents an exercise schedule explicitly designed for liver patients and a Liver-Detoxification Plan that can rid the organ of burdensome substances.Written in a bright and inviting manner, Dr. Snyder allows patients and their families to understand better what liver disease is and how it can be successfully treated. Most important, What You Must Know About Liver Disease gives patients the information they need to be active participants in their healthcare.
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