How to prevent cirrhosis (part 5)

Published : 28 Nov 2021 09:35 PM

Reduce your risk of cirrhosis by taking these steps to care for your liver:

Do not drink alcohol if you have cirrhosis: If you have liver disease, you should avoid alcohol.

Eat a healthy diet: Choose a plant-based diet that's full of fruits and vegetables. Select whole grains and lean sources of protein. Reduce the amount of fatty and fried foods you eat.

Maintain a healthy weight: An excess amount of body fat can damage your liver. Talk to your doctor about a weight-loss plan if you are obese or overweight.

Reduce your risk of hepatitis: Sharing needles and having unprotected sex can increase your risk of hepatitis B and C. Ask your doctor about hepatitis vaccinations.

If you're concerned about your risk of liver cirrhosis, talk to your doctor about ways you can reduce your risk.

Courtesy: Mayo Clinic