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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
 



 



 

 

 

Overview
Clinical Features of NASH
The severity degrees of NASH
Diagnosis of NASH
MCM Treatments for NASH

Diagnosis of NASH

Most patients are non-symptomatic during the early stages. Physical examinations may detect an enlarged liver. When an ultrasound test is conducted, the sonogram will show a “bright liver.”

 

  1. Chronic mild gastrointestinal system symptoms and mild elevation of liver enzymes
  2. Obesity, abnormal GTT, high blood sugar, and high blood lipids
  3. Serum autoimmune antibodies negative
  4. Liver biopsy show large fat sag in the liver cells, sonogram shows “bright liver”
  5. No history of heavy alcohol consumption, weekly alcohol consumption < 40g
  1. No HBV, HCV infection
  2. No history of long-term use of steroids or of tetracycline.
  3. No malnutrition, no hemochromatosis, no Wilson’s disease
  4. Biopsy shows infiltration of inflammatory cells in the portal area and in the lobes
  5. Biopsy shows Mallory body and with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis

 

Differential Diagnosis -- Fatty Liver other than NASH

Fatty liver could be a consequence of many disorders, including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, malnutrition, and medication-caused (iatrogenic) liver disease, In the United States, alcohol, obesity, and viral hepatitis are the most common causes of fatty liver.

 

 

 

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