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Dr. Zhang
 
TCM and MCM Theory Related to Common Liver Disease Blood Test Markers

Low Dose Interferon Patient Experiment

Hepatitis A Prevention Reminder

Hepatitis: Causes of Pain in Liver Region 

The Need to Monitor Your Chronic Hepatitis

Liver Enzyme Fluctuation during Allergy Season 

What are the Serum Markers of Hepatitis B and What do They Mean?

Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis–
Part 2

Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis–
Part 1
 

Chronic Hepatitis and "Blood Activating and Stasis Expelling" (BASE) Therapy -
Part 2

Chronic Hepatitis and "Blood Activating and Stasis Expelling" (BASE) Therapy
Part 1

What Causes Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Cirrhotic Liver Disease

Dietary Support for Cirrhotic Liver Diseases

Ascites - A Complication of De-Compensated Liver Cirrhosis

Liver Cirrhosis - Portal Vein Hypertension Complications

Liver Cirrhosis Overview

PG-IFN and Ribavirin Treatments

Antibiotics and Chronic Liver Diseases

Why is Alcohol Harmful for People with Hepatitis?

Co-infections and Super-infections of Viral Hepatitis

Beware of Medications That Can Cause Liver Damage

Bile Retention and Its Clinical Manifestations (MCM) part 4

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Part 3 
Jaundice and Chronic Viral Hepatitis

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Anti-Liver-Fibrosis Treatments - Part 2

Modern Chinese Medicine (MCM) Anti-Liver-Fibrosis Treatments - Part 1

What is Liver Fibrosis and How is It Different from Cirrhosis?

How does the liver change as we get older?

How is that my LFTs are so good when my viral load is seemly so high?

Comprehensive Care for Chronic Viral Hepatitis

What can Cause Liver Inflammation?  

What Are the Major Functions that the Liver Carries?


 





Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis – Part 2

P
revention and Treatment of EE With Modern Chinese Medicine

To prevent and treat EE, the first important thing is to actively treat the underlying liver inflammation, reduce the hypertension of the portal vein, and reverse liver fibrosis. Once liver functions are improved, the factors promoting EE will also be gradually eliminated.

Symptomatic treatments are also important in reducing the production of intestinal endotoxin (IE).  Treating constipation and regulating bowel movement can effectively reduce the production of IE and for this, we use the Rhubarbin Tablet or formula # 733 (Rhubarb and Mirabilitum Combination) to adjust the bowel movements to two to three times a day and slightly loosen the stool. This treatment can reduce the amount of time that the stool remains in the colon and reduce the production and absorption of IE. In addition, using colonotherapy to eliminate stagnant stool in the colon can also reduce IE production. Anti-bacterial herbs, can dramatically suppress the overgrowth of bacterial flora and thus reduce IE production. Because the high potency of these herbs can suppress healthy bacterial flora, weekly breaks are recommended and during the break, acidophilus and yogurt can be used to re-establish the growth of healthy bacteria.

If EE has already been developed, treatment should focus on resolving the EE pathology and detoxify the IE. In China, many single herbs and their active ingredients have been studied and proven to be effective treatments for EE. These include: Chuan Xiong (Cnidii Rhizoma), Dan Shen (Salviae Miltiorrhziae Radix), Huang Qi (Astragali Radix), Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix), have been found to de-activate the IE. Pu Gong Ying (Taraxaci Herba), Ban Lan Gen (Isatidis Radix), Jin Yin Hua (Lonicerae Flos), and Shan Dou Gen (Sophorae Subprostratae Radix) can decompose the IE.  Da Huang (Rhei Rhizoma), Huang Lian (Coptis chinensis Franch), Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix), Zhi Zi (Gardeniae Fructus), and Dan Shen (Salviae Miltiorrhziae Radix), can reduce the production of the IE in the intestine.



 

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Diagnostic Tests
Antibody
HCV RIBA
HCV RNA 
Viral Load

Viral Genotyping

 
Major Signs
Liver Inflammation
Fibrosis
Cirrhosis

 
Peripheral Signs and Symptoms
Fatigue
Jaundice
Bile Retention
Joint Pains and Skin Rashes
Blood Sugar Instability
Portal Vein Hypertension
Ascites

 
Important Liver Function Test Markers
Overview
ALT and AST
ALP and GGT
Albumin
Bilirubin
PT (Prothrombin Time)
 
Liver Biopsy
Overview
Procedure
Inflammation Grade
Fibrosis Stage
 
Interferon Based Treatment
Overview
Ideal Candidate
Possible Side-effects
 
Liver Support with TCM
Overview
Liver Enzymes
Serum Albumin
Blood Clotting Factors
Bile metabolism
GGT
 
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