There is usually a mix up between the terms Liver Fibrosis and Liver Cirrhosis.
Liver fibrosis leads to Liver Cirrhosis.
Liver Fibrosis is the first stage of the liver being scarred. When there is multiple and advanced scarring over most of the liver tissue, it is then called Liver Cirrhosis. This scarred tissue cannot perform the functions of a healthy tissue. This causes the patient to slowly become ill over a period of time. Scarring can move from fibrosis to cirrhosis within a few weeks to a few years if nothing is done to protect the liver and/or treat the underlying cause of the liver scarring.
Injury to the liver over time causes fibrosis which is the first stage of scarring. It is very important for us to protect our livers from any form of damage or injury due to its important job of cleaning out toxins(detox) from the body and keeping us healthy.
Causes of Liver Injury
- Over Use of Acetaminophen, popularly known as Panadol or Paracetamol
- Herbal drugs/supplements like ephedra, kava, skulcap, pennyroyal etc.
- Hepatitis Virus
- Herpes Simplex Virus
- Toxins found in everyday products like Carbon tetrachloride that can cause acute liver failure. It is an industrial chemical found in refrigerants and solvents for waxes, varnishes and other materials.
- Fatty Liver
Symptoms of Liver Fibrosis
There are no symptoms for Liver Fibrosis. Symptoms begin to show when it has advanced to Liver Cirrhosis.
Symptoms may show if the underlying cause of Liver Fibrosis has symptoms associated with its presence.
So we have to protect our Liver now and not pay the price in a few weeks or years.
Ginger and Liver Fibrosis
Research shows that Ginger helps to protect the Liver from fibrosis. You can view the research by clicking this link;
Ginger significantly reduced the liver enzymes that are markers for liver injury.
Ginger increased the liver enzymes and antioxidant parameters that are markers for liver protection.
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