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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


IBS/Crohn's Disease


 

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



 



 





Alcoholic Liver Disease:

Introduction

How Alcohol Causes Liver Damage


Clinical Features of Alcoholic Hepatitis


Complications of Alcoholic Hepatitis


MCM Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis


Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis

 
Introduction to Alcoholic Hepatitis:

Long-term heavy drinking of alcoholic beverages can cause liver cell steatosis (fatty liver) and liver inflammation (degeneration and necrosis), and these changes can eventually lead to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. In the United States, the number of alcoholic liver diseases is far greater than that of chronic viral hepatitis. Among daily drinkers, after five years of continuous drinking, approximately 10 to 20 per cent will develop an alcoholic liver disease at various stages.

The number of liver transplantations related to alcoholic liver diseases is three times higher than that of hepatitis C. Thus, it is by far the most prevalent liver disease in Western society.

To prevent the development of alcoholic liver diseases, the most obvious thing to do is to stop drinking alcoholic beverages. Once the cause eliminated, most early stages of alcoholic liver diseases can be recovered as the liver has very strong regenerative capabilities. For advanced stages of alcoholic liver disease, treatment should focus on healing liver cells and getting rid of the fat deposits. This in turn will promote the reversal of liver fibrosis.

 



 

 

 

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