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Philosophical Differences Between Western and Chinese Medicine:

Part 1: Western Medicine
Part 2: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Part 3: Modern Chinese Medicine

 
Liver Disorders
Hepatitis C
Liver Fibrosis
Alcoholic Hepatitis
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) or Fatty Liver  
Auto-Immune Hepatitis
Cholestatic Hepatitis
 

Chronic Lyme Disease


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Modern Chinese Medicine and Supportive Therapies for Cancer Patients
Artemisinin and its Derivatives
 



 



 

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Anti-Liver-Fibrosis Treatments

What is liver fibrosis?

Classifications of Liver Fibrosis

Pathophysiology of Liver Fibrosis

Diagnosis and Staging of Liver Fibrosis

What is liver cirrhosis?

Is Fibrosis reversible?

MCM Anti-Fibrosis Treatments

 

What is liver fibrosis?

Liver fibrosis is the imbalance of the synthesis and decomposition of the collagens and extra cellular matrix (ECM) caused by liver cell inflammation and necrosis. This imbalance causes proliferation of connective tissue in the liver. In the normal liver, every gram of the liver tissue contains about 5.5 to 6.5mg of collagen; while in cirrhotic liver, it can be higher than 20mg. The connective tissue composes of cells and ECM. Cellular component mainly are hepatic stellate cells (HSC), fibroblastic cells, and mononuclear macrophages - Kupffer cells. ECM is mainly collagens, glucoprotein, and protein-polysaccharides. When the connective tissue start to proliferate in the portal area, this process is called fibrosis, which is the liver's repairing reaction to liver cell injuries and inflammation. This original function of this reaction is to preserve the wholeness and integrity of the organ structure. However, overgrowth of the connective tissue can cause the disturbance of the lobular structure of the liver and lead to the reduction the number of the liver cells and cause liver function deterioration. Biopsy has found that fibrosis exists in 62.6% patients with mild chronic hepatitis and 100% in severe chronic hepatitis (CH).


 

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