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Old 12-16-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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Hey everyone....i just found out that my mom has a liver disease and the doctor said she would need a transplant after a while because it would only get worse...she has been on a strict diet and taking medicines for the last 3 years after first discovering the problem...well they said it was getting better like a year and a half ago...but she started getting pain in her abdominal area really bad and found it hard to sleep lot of nights....so she went back to a doctor to check on things and they took a biopsy and the results were not good ...my mom basically walked out of the office after hearing she would need a transplant and treatment later on because the insurance at her work doesn't cover that kind of treatment and she has only 200 bucks in her bank account and i'm unemployed at the moment ....so really i am lost and don't know what to tell her because i have little knowledge of the medical system and the way different insurances work....is there anything else i could do or she can do to get her help and maybe get a transplant or treatment?
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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I guess it depends as to what's causing the problem and so what did her physician say about it? Is it an viral hepatitis or cirrhosis from Mod cutalcohol or possibly fatty liver (NAFLD) Mod cut?

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Old 12-17-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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I guess it depends as to what's causing the problem and so what did her physician say about it? Is it an viral hepatitis or cirrhosis from Mod cutalcohol or possibly fatty liver (NAFLD) Mod cut?

she has NASH ....it's the second stage of nON ALCHOHALIC FAT AND LIVER DISEASE...she doesn't and didn't ever drink alcohal...thanks for your response by the way ...it really means alot
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Razor Rob

I'm not a physician so i can only offer some nutritional advice as i've been in the health and fitness industry for years but you may have her look into the herb Milk Thistle as there's been alot of info out on it over the years about it helping to restore some function of the liver as she might want to research it and ask her physician about that.

I wonder if she could incorporate 30 min of cardio a day and continue to be vigilent on her diet as i've read some research about the SAD or Standard American Diet with little exercise having an NAFL link as i'll post a couple of Science Daily links since you mentioned that it's not from alcohol or hepatitis and let you decide what you think as i hope it goes well for her and hopefully some others will post about it .

Fast-Food Liver Damage Can Be Reversed, Experts Say - Science Daily

Too Much Fast Food And Too Little Exercise Harm The Liver - Science Daily
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Tha 6th Bourough
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Razor Rob

I'm not a physician so i can only offer some nutritional advice as i've been in the health and fitness industry for years but you may have her look into the herb Milk Thistle as there's been alot of info out on it over the years about it helping to restore some function of the liver as she might want to research it and ask her physician about that.

I wonder if she could incorporate 30 min of cardio a day and continue to be vigilent on her diet as i've read some research about the SAD or Standard American Diet with little exercise having an NAFL link as i'll post a couple of Science Daily links since you mentioned that it's not from alcohol or hepatitis and let you decide what you think as i hope it goes well for her and hopefully some others will post about it .

Fast-Food Liver Damage Can Be Reversed, Experts Say - Science Daily

Too Much Fast Food And Too Little Exercise Harm The Liver - Science Daily

Thanks alot man...I'm going to look at the links and let her know about them to...one thing she "can" do differently is do that cardio everyday like you said...she works long days and says she is drained alot but I'm gonna make her realize the importance of it...then we'll look at the info you sent ...Thanks alot again....it's hard not knowing what to do in this kind of situation..so thanks
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Keep us posted - I wish you and your mom the very best and hope things will get better soon for both of you.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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Keep us posted - I wish you and your mom the very best and hope things will get better soon for both of you.
much appreciated ...thanks for taking your time to type those words....i hope that kindness is returned to you
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Yes Rob, The Milk Thistle is a type of liver cleanser. I believe it's an herb for detoxifying the liver. I pray Your mother gets better. But I would def. look into the Milk Thistle as 6-3 said.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:30 PM
 
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Yes Rob, The Milk Thistle is a type of liver cleanser. I believe it's an herb for detoxifying the liver. I pray Your mother gets better. But I would def. look into the Milk Thistle as 6-3 said.

as soon as she wakes up im letting her know about it...and thank u to another nice person on here for taking your time to say something to help
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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Thanks alot man...I'm going to look at the links and let her know about them to...one thing she "can" do differently is do that cardio everyday like you said...she works long days and says she is drained alot but I'm gonna make her realize the importance of it...then we'll look at the info you sent ...Thanks alot again....it's hard not knowing what to do in this kind of situation..so thanks
Oh trust me as i totally understand about being tired from the job and then trying to exercise as i've been there myself. What helped me and many others is going to exercise/workout first thing in the morning before going to work as it's out of the way for the rest of the day. I'll post a link to an University of Missouri study showing how exercise has a profound effect on NAFLD so you can see some of the research out there.

I wonder if there is an YMCA where she lives as it's a non hard core gym as they offer so many different programs and/or things for exercise in an fun and relaxed enviroment compared to some of the hard core meat market types.

Exercise Prevents Fatty Liver Disease, New Study Suggests - Science Daily
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