Hi everyone, I am new to this site but I have found your stories very moving and informative.
My father has been diagnosed with ESLD and is very swollen at the moment. I have researched his symptoms and med results and as far as I can tell his iron is very high (he has haemochromatosis which they are trying to determine if it genetic). His platelet and white cell count are low and I think he may have an enlargened spleen as well as a shrunken liver. He has frequent cramps and has started getting palpatations.
The doctor will not put him on the transplant list for 6 months as he is still drinking (a pint a day).
My mother ensures he has a very healthy diet and low salt intake.
What I am looking for is alternative treatments. The doctors don't appear to be very optomistic and I don't want my dad to feel his window of opportunity has been closed. We have nagged him to give up the pint after work. My father is still working 13 hours a day and is obviously shattered when he returns home.
Any herbal suggestions?
Any medical treatments that have worked you can recomend?
Thank you for your support.