No one can live without a properly functioning liver. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body, and the most exposed to toxins, as it works to keep us healthy.
It converts food into substances needed for life and growth; it stores glycogen and amino acids; and it performs protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It also produces enzymes and bile that help digest food and neutralise toxins in the body. Some of the drugs we take are eliminated in the liver, especially the ones that are not capsules.
About 26,000 Americans die each year of cirrhosis of the liver, and 21,000 Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer each year. Both liver cirrhosis and cancer are on the rise all over the world and the prevalence is rising in Africa. This is as a result of westernised life style, diet and environmental toxins. These conditions affect men slightly more than women.
Liver cirrhosis is a medical condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissues are formed on the liver, which gradually replace healthy tissues and result in a hardened liver. These scar tissues are irreversible and they block the flow of blood through the liver, preventing the organ from functioning properly.
Liver cirrhosis can lead to liver cancer, which is the growth and spread of abnormal cells in the liver. The cancer can start in the liver (primary liver cancer), or it can spread to the liver from another organ (metabolic or secondary liver cancer.)
The following are causes of liver cirrhosis and cancer of the liver:
Chronic alcoholism (excessive consumption of alcohol by taking over four glasses of wine daily or six bottles of beer weekly);
Chronic Hepatitis B & C infections
Alcoholic liver disease
Obstructed bile ducts (when the gall bladder is not flowing properly)
Exposure to toxins such as alcohol, some drugs and infection
Inherited illnesses such as Alpha-1-antrypsin deficiency (that may cause lung and liver disease), hemochromatosis (a disease in which too much iron builds up in the body), Wilson’s disease (excessive copper in the blood), galactosemia (a disorder that affects how the body processes a simple sugar called galactose), and glycogen storage disease (an inherited disorder caused by the build-up of a complex sugar called glycogen)
Prolonged exposure to environmental toxins such as Arsenic
During the early stage, many people with cirrhosis/cancer of the liver may not experience any symptoms; however, as the scar tissues replace the healthy tissues, the liver functions begin to fall and the person may represent with abdominal pain, fatigue, weakness, bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus or intestine; easy bruising from Vitamin K deficiency, exhaustion, gall stones, diabetes, itchy hands and feet, lack of appetite, loss of interest in sex, nausea, impotence, portal hypertension, dark, cola-coloured urine; weight loss, especially in liver cancer, yellowness of the eyes and skin (jaundice), swelling of the abdomen (ascites), bloating, and body itching.
In addition to a personal history and physical examination, various testing methods are used to diagnose and screen for cirrhosis and cancer. These may include blood tests (to measure bilirubin levels), CT Scan, MR (to show the exact location and extent of the cancer), ultrasound, laparoscopy and liver biopsy.
While liver damage in cirrhosis is permanent and irreversible, in liver cancer, treatment can effect a cure if the cancer is diagnosed and treated early using surgery, chemotherapy, etc.
Treatment is dependent upon the cause and is designed to address any complications.
Complications set in when liver function deteriorates. In some people, complications may be the first signs of the disease. These include edema and ascites (accumulation of fluids in the legs, abdomen and lungs), portal hypertension, splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen), gall stones formation (there is no free flow of bile), cancer of the liver, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes; hepatic encephalopathy (a neuropsychiatric disorder).
Before now, the prognosis of liver cirrhosis/cancer was very poor, and the goal of treatment was to only slow the progression of scar tissue formation and prevent the complications of the disease. But with Mayr medicine, combining both conventional and holistic medicine at Mart Life Detox Centre has provided some help, some relief, and succour to patients.
We treat those suffering from liver cancer and alcoholic liver cirrhosis, using Bioenergetics Test to detect and manage liver pathology at its pre-clinical states and also to detect food allergies that can affect the liver.
We also do foot detox, using electrolysis to remove heavy metals and toxins from the liver. The Hypoxicator has been used for high mitochondrial regeneration and elimination of ageing or weak ones. Orthomolecular supplement has also been used to regenerate the liver cells and protect the liver from further damage.
Liver detox is one of the major therapies in our package, and this has been used to successfully manage patients with liver cancer. We also have helpful therapies like customised Mayr diet, which is also a cleansing diet, as malnutrition is common in people with cirrhosis. A healthy diet is important in all stages of the disease and that is what we offer at Mart Life Detox Centre.
We also teach and train you in the proper ways of living so as to avoid toxins that abound in our environment.
Are you suffering from liver cirrhosis or cancer and you have been given up on; or you have been placed on the death row? There’s hope for you.