If you’re a liver patient, adjust your diet to meet your individual needs, and always talk to your doctor about what’s best for you.
Eat a balanced diet from all food groups including grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and beans, milk, and oil.
Eat food with lots of fiber that helps your liver such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads, rice, and cereals.
Don’t eat foods high in fat, sugar, and avoid salt.
Avoid fried foods especially fast food.
Avoid any raw or undercooked shellfish such as oysters and clams.
You should avoid alcohol if your liver disease is advanced, so speak to your doctor.
Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.
Note that I drink 4L+ a day of water. Recommend that to all my patients. Especially if they have constipation. Speak to your doctor about what is right for you.
Limit foods that are high in calories
Eat foods that have fiber
Avoid foods that have high concentrations (amounts) of iron
Do not use iron pots and pans to cook
Limit your salt intake and foods that contain a lot of salt
Limit salt and foods that have a lot of salt
Talk to your doctor about how much protein to have
Here is a great list of tips from the American Liver Foundation. See below.
Pick out vegetables and fruits without high-calorie sauces or added salt & sugars
Choose fiber-rich whole grains
Pick up poultry and fish without skin prepared in a healthy way
Decide over lean cuts of meat instead of those high in fat
Eat fish at least twice a week, especially fish containing omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. salmon, trout, and herring)
Make sure your dairy is Fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%)
Avoid foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat
Limit saturated fat and trans fat by replacing them with better fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated)
Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars
Choose foods with less sodium and prepare foods with little or no salt
People with liver cirrhosis can experience malnutrition which can be managed with a healthy plant-based diet based on a diverse variety of fruits and vegetables. Look for lean proteins, such as legumes, poultry, or even fish. Always avoid raw seafood if you have cirrhosis.
Prevention and management of malnutrition are essential to you if have cirrhosis. It is estimated that 50% to 90% of individuals with cirrhosis have malnutrition. For the best nutrition management, a registered dietitian should be involved.
Here are some great links to use as resources.
According to the CDC, "Adults of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. Severe illness from COVID-19 is defined as hospitalization, admission to the ICU, intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death."
Furthermore, "Having chronic liver diseases, such as alcohol-related liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and especially cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), might increase your risk for severe illness from COVID-19."
Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.
Make sure that you have at least a 30-day supply of your medicines.
Call your healthcare provider if you have concerns about your condition or feel sick.
If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact your nearest community health center or health department.
In one study, "Of all COVID-positive patients, 45% had mild, 21% moderate, and 6.4% had a severe liver injury. Moderate and severe liver injury was more common in patients who required ICU-level care."
If you are worried about your own personal risk, discuss this with your doctor.
How the COVID-19 virus behaves is still an evolving process of learning for the medical community.
Wear a mask.
Wear a face cover.
Wash your hands.
Keep a safe distance.
Learn more here from the CDC: How to Protect Yourself & Others
Es un subconjunto de NAFLD aumenta el riesgo de fibrosis y eventualmente cirrosis a un higado graso en la ultima etapa y puede causar complicaciones.
La condicion se diagnostica con un biopsia del higado con su medico. Al momento no hay tratamientos pero una dieta balanceada y saludable es recomendada.
No comidas altas en grasa.
4 galones (litros) de agua.
No comida rapida o frituras.
Comidas en fibra alta.
Vegetales, cereal, arroz.
Segun el cdc (Centro de control y prevencion de enfermedades de salud) si una persona sufre de una enfermedad chronica esto incluye el higado graso, cirrosis, y higado graso corre el riesgo de contrarer el COVID-19. El riesgo es mas alto en paciente que tienen una condicion medica.
There is no magic formula for long-term, sustainable weight loss.
Balance. Portion control. Keep nutrition simple. Eat Smart. Eat Healthy.