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Liver Health Plan | My Story

How to detox you liver

How to clean your liver

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. The doctors told me I had 6 months to live, if I was lucky.

They also told me there was no point treating me as it was too far gone.

Well here I am 2 years later, and feeling healthy as I ever did, well considering I am nearly 50 and I am a bit disabled. (Motorbike accident a long time ago, but more on that later).

So instead of just sitting here and waiting to die, I decided to try and get my liver to recover. Which they are very good at.

If you treat your liver well and have a good liver health detox diet plan then you can make a full recovery like I did.

Now I am one of those people who think, “It’s OK, it will get better by its self”.

So I was getting a bit of discomfort in my stomach and legs, as they would swell up sometimes, but they would go down after a while. So I didn’t think about it too much.

Until my stomach started swelling and kept swelling, and would not go down. I should mention at this point that I am a male.

But I was starting to look like an old pregnant lady, without the glow of life. This is called ascites, and it is not a nice look or feeling.

A doctor friend of mine had a look and told me to go and get a scan, which of course I did not, because I am stupid that way.

He also recommended that I take spironolactone, which would make me pee and get the fluid out of my stomach. This worked initially, until my body decided that spironolactone would be more effective if all orifices let fluid out, which is definitely not a good feeling.

Now remember that I am a bit disabled, by which I mean I cannot walk, so getting to the toilet quickly is not an option. So after much cleaning and shame I gave up on the spironolactone.

Eventually I was talked into going for an ultrasound, which I did.

The operator/doctor showed me the results and told me I had to see the liver specialist right away.

So I made an appointment to do so.

Here is where the problems really started.

The liver specialist would not be available to see me for 3 weeks, because she was the only one in the town I live in, and she had holidays coming up and she was too busy to see me at the moment.

So I stayed at home for the next 3 weeks and I was now taking Lasix to keep the swelling down and release some of the fluid in my abdomen.

As soon as I walked (well, was pushed in my wheelchair) into the “specialists” office, the first thing she said was “I think it is too late for you anyway”!

Well that made me happy, and my response was “Well if that is the case tell me now and I will go and sit on the beach with a nice bottle of malt Whisky”.

Anyway she examined me and admitted me to the hospital.

The first thing they tried was a stomach tap, which is where they stick a big needle into your stomach with a tube on it and let the fluid drain out over time.
Now this is not a pleasant thing to have done, but if you leave your liver to get toxic, then unfortunately you may need to have this done….
From what I was told later, this should yield a few liters of fluid from your abdomen. Mine only released 35 ml. So not so good there.
They tried this procedure again the next day and got roughly the same amount of fluid out.
The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
So when your liver is compromised so is your blood.
My blood type is 0- (O negative is a rare blood type) and it is difficult to get for simple things like a blood transfusion, which is what I now needed.
My “specialist” told me that they did not have any of my blood type, so there was nothing she could do.
Very helpful doctor.
Her underling, who was also a doctor, (I am not sure what kind of doctor) suggested eating three boiled egg whites a day.
Now it is true that egg whites contain Albumin, and I did need albumin in my system, but it is no substitute for a blood transfusion.
Oh and one more thing about my great doctor, when I asked her if there were any restrictions on my diet, because I like spicy food, especially Thai food. She said “No, no restrictions, just don’t eat it too spicy”.
No mention from her about sodium levels or salt or…… etc..
I then decided to move to a different hospital in the countries capital city.
After many phone calls and many favors later, I went home and got ready to go to the big hospital in the big city, with a proper doctor.

To be continued…….

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