Please help me revive my damaged liver
September 2, 2007 12:54 PM Subscribe
I have read numerous pages on the web in regards to how a liver could be revived but truth be told, I got overwhelmed with the intense amounts of information that is out there so I am wondering if anyone could give me somewhat of a simplified guide to what (foods and drinks) I can and cannot consume.
posted by cheero to health & fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just recently I flew back from Europe where I learned via my doctor that my liver is damaged. I am only 24 years old and I did not expect this type of problem at all considering I do not drink alcohol more than once every other month, and even than I only have about a beer or two, I guess alcohol is just not my thing.
However, in the past (lets say 3-4 years ago) I have experimented with certain drugs which is probably why I have two scars on my liver right now. The drugs I have took varied from DXM, Vicodin, Percs and Methadone. I have not done any drugs since 2003 but the scars stayed apparently.
I dont want to give a false impression that I was a heavy drug user, I really wasn't, it was mainly a weekend type of deal. Little did I know my liver was sensitive and that I would pay the price right now.
My doctor prescribed pills called Hepalic Forte and said to take it 3 times per day. Now I am wondering what foods I should avoid and what I should eat more of.
I have a sauna in my building and I am wondering if I should use it to my advantage, I've read on the web that it could be beneficial but I am not entirely too sure. I am also wondering if I need to avoid spicy/hot food and caffeine as well. Spicy food are kind of my vice but if it damaging my liver even further, I will stop consuming it.
Any help in regards to liver revival would be greatly appreciated. I want to fix this via the natural root as soon as possible so I can sleep better at night. If someone could give me a guide to what type of food I should eat more and what food and drinks I should avoid, I will be extremely grateful.
Thank you very much in advance.