I'm 36 years of age and I was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in October 2013 after being rushed to hospital with bleeding varicies which had to be banded. Since then apart from a slip up in February 2014 I've not touched alcohol and I've been living a healthy life with plenty of exercise and a good diet. The thing that terrifies me the most is the thought that is this is a death sentence. Can I actually go on to live a long life if I look after myself? I'm taking propranolol, lanzoprasol, vitamin d, baclofen.
Yes! You can live a healthy life. Stay away from all Sugar products. Eat like a Diabetic, even if you are not one. Proper diet and exercise will save your life. Sugar is a gun mixed with Cirrhosis equals death for sure.
Sorry to read that you have liver cirrhosis. Well done for stopping with the alcohol and getting into a healthy lifestyle. I'm not a medical expert. I have been trying to find an answer to this question since the beginning of 2014 when my husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis. From everything I have read it seems that a person can live ten years with cirrhosis and then they would need a new liver (transplant) or they would die. If you stay healthy and sober maybe you can get on a transplant list? I guess it is different country to country as far as that goes. I think insurance etc would make a difference too. Are those medications prescribed for you? Well, I really wish you all the best and hope you can stick to your healthy lifestyle. Maybe they will come up with some other treatments in the coming years so that transplant isn't necessary. Doctors don't seem to like to give a prognosis which leaves us all with a lot of uncertainty.
Hi no Don't think it's a death sentence if you stay off the booze. I was practically written off. Less than 20% chance of lasting thirty days. Just had totally normal set of blood tests. Stay healthy and sober. Good luck. Guy50
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