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Liver and medicinal plants

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world with a poor prognosis. About three-quarters of cases of liver cancer are found in Southeast Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India and Japan. 
The incidence of liver cancer in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa is higher than 20 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Moreover, recent data indicate the occurrence of liver cancer in the US in total has increased. Encouraging intake with herbal supplements May, therefore, be an effective strategy to limit the damage to the DNA and organic injuries leading to cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases. 
The research team led by Prof. Malay Chatterjee from Jadavpur University studies the basic mechanisms of chemopreventive acanthus ilicifolius in vivo in a mouse model of transplanted tumor. A. ilicifolius, popularly known as ¡° ± Harkach songs will be distributed widely through the mangroves of India, including Sunderbans in West Bengal, west coasts, and the Andamans, and in other Asian countries like Singhal, Burma, China, Thailand, etc. ..

The results showed the aqueous leaf extract (ALE) of the plant was substantially effective in preventing hepatic DNA changes and sister-chromatid exchange (type of chromosomal damage) in tumor bearing mice. The study found that ALE treatment was still able to limit liver metallothionein expression, a potential marker for cell proliferation, and lengthen the mean survival of animals to a significant extent. The results indicate that A. ilicifolius used as a potential chemoprotector against hepatic neoplasia.

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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B - This type of hepatitis spreads mainly through contaminated blood and blood products, sexual contact, and contaminated intravenous needles. Hepatitis B can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.

Acute hepatitis is quite common in the US: 20 to 30 cases reported per 100,000 people each year.
Common causes of acute hepatitis may include:
  • infection with a virus (viral hepatitis A, B, C, D, or E)
  • overdose of drugs (such as acetaminophen)
  • chemical exposure (such as dry cleaning chemicals)

Chronic hepatitis:
Some people do not recover fully from acute hepatitis and develop chronic hepatitis, as the liver continues to sustain more damage and inflammation. Hepatitis is considered chronic if symptoms persist longer than six months. Chronic hepatitis can last years.
Different forms of:
alcohol-induced chronic hepatitis - continued damage throughout the liver from heavy alcohol consumption.chronic active hepatitis - an aggressive inflammation and destroyer of liver cells, which usually leads to cirrhosis.chronic persistent hepatitis - a milder inflammation of the liver, which usually does not lead to cirrhosis.


The liver

The liver:An organ in the upper abdomen that aids in digestion and removes waste products and worn-out cells from the blood.

The liver is the largest solid organ in the body.

The liver weighs about three and a half pounds (1.6 kilograms).

It measures about 8 inches (20 cm) horizontally (across) and 6.5 inches (17 cm) vertically (down) and is 4.5 inches (12 cm) thick. . .

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Medications and the Liver

Since all medications are processed through the liver at least to some degree, people with liver disease must become aware of which medications can cause liver damage, which medications can worsen preexisting liver disease, and which medications are safe to take. It is the liver’s job to detoxify any substances that are potentially harmful to the body. An already damaged and weakened liver must work much harder than a healthy liver in order to accomplish this task. When a person with liver disease ingests a potentially hepatotoxic drug, this puts an additional strain on the liver and can result in further liver injury or possibly even liver failure. Even people with a healthy liver can develop liver disease as a consequence of ingesting a toxic medication or drug.
In general, people with liver disease should avoid medications known to be hepatotoxic. People who must be treated with a medication that is potentially hepatotoxic should have their LFTs closely monitored by their doctors. If a person’s LFTs become greater than three times baseline values, the medication causing these elevations should be discontinued. Also, it is essential that people with liver disease inform their liver specialists of every medication or drug that they are taking—including herbs, over-the-counter drugs and/or recreational drugs. There is no reason for the patient to expect the doctor to be judgmental. Her goal is the same as the patient’s. Therefore, complete information should be provided to the doctor concerning prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and herbal and alternative therapies. Remember, a doctor’s objective is to help her patient get better and to help protect her patient from unintentional additional liver damage.

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