Liver Enlargement

Liver Enlargement

Liver Enlargement  is a swelling of the liver beyond its normal size.Liver Enlargement is also known as Hepatosplenomegaly, Enlarged liver.

Symptoms of Enlarged Liver

Symptoms of Liver Enlargement are described as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.
  • Loss of appetite
  • A sick, nauseous feeling, especially in the mornings and often accompanied by diarrhoea.
  • Tender, firm, or possibly enlarged liver (hepatomegaly).
  • Red and mottled palms.
  • Partly white fingernails.
  • Enlargement of the male breasts, which may be tender.
  • Swollen abdomen.
  • Thinning hair (alopecia)
  • Weakness and wasting of the muscles. 

Causes of Liver Enlargement

  • Causes of enlarged liver are viral infection like hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C.
  • Iron deposition in liver.
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol.
  • Serious ailments like diabetes, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure or leukemia can be some other causes of enlarged liver.
  • Inadequate diet and side effects of some drugs are other factors that can lead to enlarged liver.
  • The most common cause of enlarged liver is accumulation of fat in the liver. Collections of fat in the liver can a result of obesity and diabetes.

Home Remedies for Liver Enlargement

The most effective home remedies for Liver Enlargement are:

  • Consume long brinjal (eggplant) that helps in stimulating the inactive cells of liver
  • 2 grams of Sprague and ˝ gram of rock salt are mixed and consumed twice daily.
  • Sugar mixed in spearmint juice should be consumed regularly for about ten days.
  • Orange juice should be consumed empty stomach to reactivate lost functioning of liver
  • Consume half a cup of bathu (chenopodium album) juice seasoned with salt to make liver healthy
  • Karela (bitter gourd) is also helpful in reducing the size of liver and spleen to normal.
  • Papaya is another remedy which helps in treating hepatomegaly.
  • Daily intake of long brinjals (Eggplant) helps re-establish the liver to its original position.
  • Mixture of two grams of Sprague powder, half-gram salt taken two times in a day after meals with water treats all liver and spleen problems. One of the effective home remedies for liver enlargement.  

Treatment and Advice for Liver Enlargement

Treatment and Advice for Liver Enlargement are:

  • Reducing or eliminating alcohol use can improve fatty liver due to alcohol toxicity. Controlling blood sugar may reduce the severity of fatty liver in patients with diabetes.
  • Fringe tree. Fringe tree is excellent for stimulating the manufacture of bile in our liver. It prevents enlargement of the liver, hepatitis and chronic illnesses.

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